The Deep for Hull's £31m cruise terminal chosen over Albert Dock

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 17 Mar 2017

A site close to The Deep has been identified as the preferred location for a new £31m cruise terminal in Hull.

City council leader Steve Brady said a riverside berth next the award-winning visitor attraction was "more deliverable" than an alternative site at Albert Dock.

Feasibility studies of both sites have been carried out as part of ambitious plans to attract regular cruise ships to Hull.

Speaking at today's full council meeting, Cllr Brady said: "The Deep is considered to be the most deliverable site for the cruise terminal."Albert Dock is still a working dock and, as such, is not going to be available in the delivery time frame we are looking at. In addition, it would also require significantly more capital investment to provide a cruise terminal and connect it to the city centre."

Cllr Brady said building a terminal near The Deep would provide quick and easy access to the city centre and attractions such as the Museums Quarter and Humber Street.

"The one thing we want is an easy way for visitors coming off these cruise ships to get into the city centre. We want people coming in their droves because they will bring jobs and opportunities."

He claimed public opinion was firmly behind the idea.

"I think people will back it and we are going to deliver it."

The council has made it clear the terminal will only happen with government funding support.

Guildhall officials have also been lobbying other local authorities across Yorkshire to back the terminal project as part of any future devolution deal for the region.

However Drypool ward Liberal Democrat Councillor Adam Williams said residents in Victoria Dock continued to have concerns about the impact of a new cruise terminal being built on their doorsteps.

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