VINCI selected for Hull City Council’s £130m Albion Square development

WCN Editorial Team 11 Sep 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

VINCI Construction UK has been selected by Hull City Council to deliver the £130m Albion Square retail-led regeneration scheme in the UK.

Under the contract, worth an initial £2.6m, VINCI Construction will be responsible for the design and construction of the development, which will feature retail, housing, leisure and enhanced parking facilities.

Jennings will serve as a demolition contractor and will be supported by the Ashcourt Group to undertake the removal and recycling of demolition waste.

The scheme will transform a 1.7-hectare site, which encompasses the former BHS and Co-op building, and the Albion Street car park.

Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration Councillor Daren Hale said: “We’ve reached a significant milestone in the redevelopment of the Albion Square site, and this appointment allows us to press ahead with the regeneration of the city centre.

“The redevelopment of Albion Square will deliver economic, cultural and development benefits that supports the council’s wider city economic, cultural, tourism, and improvement targets and aspirations, whilst also having a massive impact on the city centre economy and other city centre businesses.”

The project is backed by £2.5m funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber LEP and part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

VINCI Construction UK northeast regional director Keith Shivers said: “We have a vast amount of experience delivering major projects all over the UK. This exciting project will enable our skilled team to continue working in Hull alongside key local businesses and suppliers, with whom we’ve built strong working relationships through our three-year project at The University of Hull.”

Last year, VINCI Construction UK was selected as the preferred bidder by Cheshire West and Council for the Chester Northgate development in the UK.

The £60m initial plans include a new relocated modern market, six-screen cinema, restaurants, a public square, and car parking.

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Image: Illustration of the Albion Square Development in the UK. Photo: courtesy of Hull City Council.

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