It has been confirmed that Hull will get a new cruise terminal and riverside berth as part of a project to be completed within the city’s ten year development plan.
Hull City Council have said that the new terminal: “could boost the city economy by £13 million a year and the wider Humber economy by another £15 million a year.”
Councillor Steven Bayes explained that the development would mean a: “long term legacy for hull.”
He said: “this is such an exciting time in the city. We already have plans in place to redevelop some key culture hubs like Ferens Art Gallery – now we need to look to how Hull can continue to capitalise on the City of Culture success.”
Sammy’s Point is the suggested location for the riverside berth best as it is close enough for passengers to walk into the city centre from.
Other suggestions include Alexandra Dock and Victoria Dock but the latter has been opposed by two Lib Dem councillors who were unhappy with this location due to its residential nature.
The council hope the project could attract £1 billion in investment and potentially create 7,500 jobs.
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