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Claridge wins planning for Hull’s tallest building

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[First look + project data] Claridge Architects has won planning for an 87 metre-high hotel tower scheme in Hull, which will be the tallest building in the city

The £25 million, 243-bed project includes a 22nd floor panoramic bar and 1,000-seat conference centre and is expected to start on site in mid-2013 and complete in summer 2015.

Marcus Claridge, founding director of Claridge Architects, said: ‘We are delighted with the unanimous planning approval of the Trinity Quays Hotel and Conference Centre.

‘Our new design, which provides a beacon on Hullʼs city skyline, was described by the planners as a superb, modern and design-led project conforming to tight viability constraints.

‘We are greatly looking forward to making this contribution to the city a reality.’

Project data


Architects: Claridge Architects
Location: Trinity Quays, Hull. Along the Humber River
Type Of Project: Development for a 4 Star 243 Bedroom Hotel and 1000 persons Conference Centre
Client: Fulstow Holdings Ltd
Funding: -
Tender date: Before the end of 2012
Start on site date: Middle of 2013
Contract duration: Approximately two years
Gross internal floor area: Approx. 15,640sqm/168,347sqft
Form of contract and/or procurement: Negotiated
Total cost: £25 million
Project Architect: Marcus Claridge
Design Team: Marcus Claridge, Camille Bonneau, Dimitrios Dakos
Hotel Specialist: Core Real Estate
M&E consultant: Sutcliffe Consulting
Structural Engineers: Alan Wood and Partners
Quantity surveyor: Mark Willett Partnership
Planning supervisor: Pegasus Planning Group
Main contractor: TBC
Lighting consultant: TBC
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: TBC
Annual co2 emissions: TBC


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  • That looks like it will fit in nicely with its context. Delicate, slender, and reflecting the pattern of streets and buildings in the old town of Hull. Not a big featureless slab at all. I particularly like the way the sky will be visible in the facades, so it won't stand out too much.

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