Hull council acquires whole of Albion Square to pave way for huge £130m shopping complex
The city council's vision for the Albion Square development
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 22 Feb 2018
The city council has now acquired the whole of the Albion Square site in the city centre.
City council leader Steve Brady confirmed the news at today's full council meeting.
He said full ownership of the site between Jameson Street and Albion Street would allow for demolition to start as soon as possible.
The council set aside £5m to acquire privately-owned properties at the site, including the former Edwin Davis, Co-op and BHS department stores.
It already owns the adjacent surface car park in Albion Street.
The council is marketing the site for a potential mixed-use development, including new shops, restaurants and apartments.
A concept image of the proposed Albion Square ice rink
It is also looking to relocate the city's ice rink to the site.