Last week, we were shortlisted alongside four other finalists in the RIBA contest to develop flood-resilient homes alongside two sites on Hull Riverside.
Backed by Hull City Council, the Living with Water competition invited architect-led teams to submit ‘unique and distinctive’ concepts for the neighbouring 1.7ha Humber Quay West and 1.5ha Hull Arena sites, which have been earmarked for a large-scale residential-led redevelopment.
The two-phase competition was launched to respond to major summer storms across the UK caused the flooding of around 7,800 houses and 1,300 businesses in the Hull.
The next stage will draw more detailed proposals for flood-resilient concepts for two major regeneration sites located within the city’s former docklands including disused quay and 1980s ice rink totaling 3.2ha.
We are currently working on a new residential design guide for Kingston Upon Hull which will published later this year.