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We are delivering a new townscape heritage scheme at the south end of Beverley Road. This is a five year scheme. It was launched in October 2015 and is due to be completed in 2020.

The scheme is funded with a grant of just under £1.6million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), with additional funding provided by us and the private sector.

What is the Townscape Heritage Scheme

The scheme covers the south end of Beverley Road Conservation area, between Queens Road and Free Town Way. This area was first developed in the early nineteenth century becoming one of Hull's first residential suburbs. It was designated as a conservation area in 1992. Unfortunately, in recent years, a number of the area's key historic buildings have fallen into decline and the conservation area is now on the national 'at risk' register (a list of nationally important historic sites that are currently considered to be at risk from damage or loss).

The funding will allow us to offer restoration grants to owners of some of the key historic properties, to help them carry out much needed conservation repairs to the outside of their buildings. The scheme can offer grants to cover up to 70 per cent of the eligible conservation repairs. 

Eligible works include -

  • repairing original timber sliding sash windows
  • reinstating original timber sliding sash windows where these have been replaced with unsympathetic materials (for example UPVC)
  • repairing and reinstating external historic architectural features (including decorative brick, tile and stone work)
  • repairs to historic roofs and rainwater goods 
  • repairs and or renewal of historic shop fronts 

The scheme will also fund a series of historic boundary reinstatements (including replacing traditional railings where these have previously been lost) and targeted public realm improvements within the area.

In addition to the grant funding works, the scheme will deliver a programme of education and outreach activities designed to enable us to work with local schools, community groups, local training providers, residents and other stakeholders in the area. This will support local people to get more involved in heritage and conservation activities and help the local community to record and celebrate the unique heritage of Beverley Road. As the scheme progresses further details are to be provided.

If you would like to get involved in the Beverley Road townscape heritage stakeholder group download and fill in the registration form below.

How can I find out about the grants

If you would like to have an informal discussion or arrange a meeting, you can contact our project officer by -

Alternatively download the guidelines document below.

Information and guidance on our planning requirements

Applying for a grant

If you would like to apply for a grant you must be an owner of a historic property on Beverley Road or a long term tenant with a lease that has at least 10 years left to run with permission from the owner to carry out the repairs. Properties outside of the area including the side roads leading off Beverley Road are not eligible for funding. 

There are two stages to the application process.

Stage one

Eligible property owners can submit an expression of interest in grant funding by accessing the guidance notes and filling in the stage one application form below. You will need to provide an outline of the proposed grant works and the cost of delivery.

Stage two

If you are successful at stage one you will be invited to submit a stage two application by the programme board. At this stage you will be provided with the appropriate forms. This requires a more detailed schedule of the proposed works to be provided and contractor's quotes for the cost of the work. You also need to provide proposals for long term maintenance. Working drawings may also be required.

Finding a professional

The document below provides a list of local and specialist contractors and the links are to relevant surveyor, architects and engineer bodies.

Visit the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) website (link opens in a new window) 

Access the Architects Registration Board website (link opens in a new window)

Visit the Royal Institute of British Architects website (link opens in a new window)

Access the Institution of Civil Engineers website (link opens in a new window)

If you are successful you will be required to sign a contract agreement and engage with the delivery and monitoring process throughout the project.

Maintenance of your property

Regular maintenance is one of the best ways of making sure that you don't have to spend lots of money on your property for major repairs.

The links below provide useful information for maintaining your property.

Visit the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) website (link opens in a new window)

Access the Historic England website (link opens in a new window)

Visit The Victorian Society website (link open in a new window)

Shop fronts

Our high streets and shopping areas have evolved over the centuries and demonstrate the changing nature of our shopping and living habits.

Scheme timeline

Scheme stages Timeline 
Stage one bid submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund August 2013
Stage one bid approved May 2014
Project officer appointed September 2014
Stage two bid submitted February 2015
Stage two bid approved June 2015
Scheme launched October 2015
Scheme due to finish 2020

The value of the scheme is £2.7million.

Keep up to date with our progress and provide your views

We will provide updates on the scheme via regular eNewsletters. If you would like to receive these updates please sign up using the link below.

Subscribe to our GovDelivery eNewsletter for updates

We would also like to hear your views in our on going consultation.

Access the Beverley Road Townscape Heritage Scheme survey

Contact us

Major Projects and Infrastructure
Hull City Council
3rd Floor
Earle House
Colonial Street

Tel: 01482 612 553

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