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Take two for Hull venue plans

Hull City Council submits revised plans for large-scale venue after planning committee rejects draft last week

A revised set of plans have been submitted to Hull City Council's planning committee, for a £36.2 million events facility

Hull City Council (HCC) has submitted a revised planning application for its £36.2 million music, events and conference centre, days after it was rejected by local councillors.

The council says its updated application addresses concerns raised by the planning committee, and hopes it will be approved in February. HCC has also appointed a contractor, BAM Construction Limited, to carry out the construction.

If approved, development could begin later next year with the completion scheduled for early 2018.

It comes after HCC's plans for the facility, which is hoped will put Hull on the map as a location for major events and conferences, were rejected late last week.

The centre will include a 3,500 capacity concert auditorium, with the flexibility to reduce to a 2,500 all-seated event and a 2,000m2 exhibition space, plus an 800 capacity conference auditorium. 

Councillor Stephen Brady, leader of the council, said: “I am absolutely committed to this landmark project, which is critical to the development of the city and our plans to make Hull a world-class visitor destination.

“We will formally hand over the City of Culture title to another city in 2020, but this development will allow us to continue to attract events capable of delivering a big economic impact beyond that.”

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