Lottery funding to back £27.5 million scheme to promote Hull's maritime past

Details of a major regeneration project to promote Hull's maritime past will be revealed today.

The city council has been awarded £15million of National Lottery money to help secure the city as a major UK tourist destination - and plans to develop the waterfront and historic vessels to create Hull as Yorkshire's Maritime City. The council will contribute £12.5m to the scheme, bringing the total investment to £27.5m.

They include the Maritime Museum, the Dock Office Chambers and the North End Shipyard - as well as the historic vessels, the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship.

This is the perfect moment for Hull to benefit from a £15m investment from the National Lottery. Its profile has already been substantially raised by the ongoing UK City of Culture activities and this new funding will now enable an in-depth exploration of its maritime heritage.

Ros Kerslake, CEO of the Heritage Lottery Fund

Today’s announcement is a huge vote of confidence in our city and another major step towards achieving one of the key ambitions of our city plan to make Hull a world-class visitor destination. My heartfelt thanks go to National Lottery players – it couldn’t have happened without them. >

Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council