Last week, Harper Perry 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 to deliver new homes. One of the site had had previous planning application rejected on design grounds and the other is still
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. The final presentation will take place in July 2019 with a review panel presentation and discussion to select the winner.
We are currently working on a new residential design guide for Kingston Upon Hull. The new design guide aims to raise the standards and level of detail in new housing as well as tackling the flood risk issues surrounding new housing in the city. The new design guide has already gone through public consultation and will be published later this year for adoption.