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A new maritime experience at Hull’s historic dockyard is on track to becoming one of the most energy efficient buildings in the United Kingdom's heritage and cultural sector. The project, called Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City is expected to open in 2023, and will see the historic shipyard reinvented, while becoming home to the Arctic Corsair, Hull's last remaining sidewinder trawler.

The North End Shipyard is a hidden gem in the heart of the city, brimming with maritime and trade history spanning across the globe. Alongside the historic ship, a new Passivhaus visitor centre, sympathetic to Hull’s industrial heritage, is being constructed by our team. The two-story building includes an exhibition and learning space that will tell the story of Hull’s rich maritime history.

The building will require limited energy to heat, saving up to 90% more energy than an average building. This not only supports Hull City Council’s strategy to be carbon neutral by 2030, but the building is aiming for net zero carbon operation, and will generate energy via renewable technologies. This will also be achieved through a system that collects heat leaving the building, while also keeping it cool throughout the summer. The project will bring back the space as a key visitor destination as part of the wider interpretation of Hull’s maritime heritage.

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