See how new £36m Hull Venue is 'rapidly' shaping up

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 9 Aug 2017

These videos show how work on Hull Venue is “rapidly” progressing.

Construction of the 3,500-capacity complex in Roper Street behind Princes Quay is on schedule to be completed by June next year with the first live acts are expected to take to the stage in late 2018.

The videos above and below were posted on Twitter recently by @destinationHull and @hull_venue documenting the progress of the project.

In the latest newsletter for July, main contractors BAM said: “Construction work is rapidly progressing at the new £36m, 3,500 capacity music, conference and events complex located on Roper Street behind Princes Quay.

Construction of the 3,500-capacity complex in Roper Street behind Princes Quay is on schedule to be completed by June next year

“The steel frame and pre-cast sections are now complete as well as the feature staircase in the main entrance.

“Drainage and various roof build ups have allowed the internal partitions to start earlier than expected and the envelope unveiling the dark panels and brickwork, but best of all the infamous golden curve has finally began to shine.

“Shortly the glazing and curtain walling work will commence, integrating the different facades. The main auditorium floor slab will soon be complete allowing internal work to start on the centre stage.”

The city council-funded project will also see the construction of a new 350-space multi-storey car park following the demolition of the existing one in Osborne Street.

“The final demolition of the multi-storey car park is complete with processing due to finish at the end of July, allowing the car park construction to begin the first week in August,” it said.

“During this time, there will be a substantial volume of heavy goods vehicles entering and leaving site.

“This will be controlled through the traffic management; plant movement and deliveries will be timed to minimise disruption to the local community.”

The complex, which will also feature a separate conference auditorium and an 800-seat dining suite, will be operated by SMG Europe who also already run similar venues in Leeds, Newcastle and Aberdeen as well as the Manchester Arena.

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