Purcell has been appointed as the conservation architects and heritage consultants for a £27.4m Maritime City project in Hull, Yorkshire. The ambitious six-year programme will be funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hull City Council.

Purcell will oversee the design concepts to reconnect Hull’s waterfront and the conservation of two historic vessels, the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship. We will also work on the redevelopment of three important and historic maritime sites - the Maritime Museum, the Dock Office Chambers and the North End Shipyard.

Our portfolio highlights our experience working on complex heritage projects. Some include the significant refurbishments to Manchester’s Town Hall, Durham Cathedral’s Open Treasure, National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth and award-winning Aerospace Bristol.

Building on Hull’s success as UK City of Culture 2017, this historic maritime city will reclaim, protect and share every element of its maritime past, present and future. The renovation intends to place Hull’s maritime heritage at the heart of the city as part of the journey to make Hull as a world-class visitor destination.