In the next phase of the Hull Maritime project, contractors will be invited to show their interest in building a new wet berth for the Spurn Lightship.
A wet berth must be constructed on the northwest corner of Hull Marina, near the Holiday Inn and Murdoch’s Connection, so that Spurn Lightship may be moored there for visitors to enjoy.
Hull Maritime, a council-led project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Highways, is restoring Spurn Lightship and its berth.
After the restoration is complete this autumn, the lightship will move to Hull Marina until the new dock is ready in early 2023.
Hull City Council’s leader, Councillor Mike Ross, said:
“The search is on for a specialist contractor to build a new permanent berth for the city’s lightship.”
“This popular visitor attraction will once again take pride of place on Hull Marina for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy.”
“I am looking forward to seeing the Spurn return to the marina and act as a key signpost for the city and a nod to our maritime heritage.”
Through its Designated Funds programme, National Highways awarded Hull City Council £1,044,725 to enable these improvements to take place at Castle Street.
The money is allocated to four funding streams that focus on improving the environment and well-being to deliver lasting results.
Myles Cotton, National Highways Project Manager, said:
“We’re proud to support such an important community project for Hull. We’re looking forward to working with partners to take the creation of the wet berth forward and restore an icon of the city’s maritime heritage.”
“The project will further enhance this outstanding public space, placing the Spurn Lightship next to the award-winning Murdoch’s Connection footbridge, which opened to the public in February 2021.”
As part of Hull Maritime, the Spurn Lightship is being restored. In addition, the project involves refurbishing the Hull Maritime Museum and Dock Office Chambers, creating a new visitor attraction at the North End Shipyard, and restoring the Arctic Corsair.
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