Hull Whitefriargate High Street Heritage Action Zone
Reclaiming one of Hull's oldest and historically important streets as an attractive family-friendly destination.
There's another Heritage Action Zone in Hull: Hull Old Town Heritage Action Zone
Whitefriargate is one of the most historic streets in Hull and boasts 33 listed buildings. In 1642, King Charles I was refused entry to the town at Beverley Gate at the west end of the street, an act – it's argued – that started the English Civil War.
Whitefriargate has lost several national retail outlets in recent years. People are using the street less as a destination and more as a link to the city’s historic Old Town.
How the Hull High Streets High Street Heritage Action Zone will help
The Heritage Action Zone will help to re-position Whitefriargate as a family-friendly destination, offering a range of leisure activities and food outlets. It will introduce more residential accommodation into vacant upper floor space while new lighting and interpretation will improve the appearance of the street.
Working in partnership with
- Hull City Council