How Hull's huge new £42m flood defence scheme will look when it's finished

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 10 Jan 2019

These new images show how the largest-ever flood defence scheme along the city's waterfront will look.

Work on the £42m project stretching from St. Andrew's Quay to Victoria Dock will start soon after securing government approval.  It will also take in waterfront areas in the city centre, including Victoria Pier.

A planning application for the construction work was approved by city councillors just before Christmas.

A bird's eye view of how the new flood defeces will look at Victoria Dock (Image: Environment Agency)

The Environment Agency scheme will see defences raised at eight sites to protect 113,000 homes and businesses from rising sea levels and aims to prevent a repeat of the 2013 tidal surge along the estuary.

Floods minister Therese Coffey said: "Homes and business owners in and around Hull will benefit from a fully government-funded flood defence improvements which will help for many decades to come.

"This new scheme has been well supported by the city and a number of other key partners, showing what can be achieved when we work together towards a common goal."

The proposed flood defences at Victoria Dock (Image: Environment Agency)

Helen Tattersdale, project manager at the Environment Agency, said preliminary work was expected to start soon at St. Andrew's Quay with the whole project scheduled to be completed by March 2021.

She said: "We will continue to keep residents and businesses affected by our work informed about the scheme at every stage of the development."

Some sections of the new-look defences will feature artworks and glazed panels to maintain views of the waterfront.

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