Exciting plans and multi-million pound investments are revitalising Hull – capitalising on the city’s position at the heart of the UK’s biggest port complex and its role as UK City of Culture 2017.

The evolving City Plan aims to bring the whole community together to make Hull a place that is brimming with culture, enterprise and opportunity; a place where people want to live, work, play, study and do business; a city where those in the greatest need are valued and supported; a place that people will be proud to call home.

Launched in the summer of 2013, the City Plan aims to create 7,500 jobs for local people through projects and investments that will drive the delivery of a clear set of ambitions.

Achieving these ambitions will help Hull seize the once-in-a-generation opportunity it now has to reassert its role as a gateway to Europe and part of the Northern Powerhouse of cities that will help to rebalance the economic, social and cultural fabric of the UK.

The Plan is overseen by the City Leadership Board (CLB), a ‘guiding coalition’ of the private, public, voluntary and community sectors, charged with helping to shape the city’s long-term future direction.  By bringing expertise, drive and leadership credentials, the CLB provide the focus for pursuing projects on a true city scale, projects that will make a tangible and lasting difference.  Acting as city-ambassadors, CLB members bring creativity, resources and presence to ensure that the city can play a full and meaningful role in a UK and international context.

The ambitions cover the themes of:

  • UK Energy City
    As the city at the heart of the UK’s biggest port complex and home to Europe’s biggest wind turbine manufacturing plant, Hull is on its way to becoming a leading hub for renewable energy industries.
  • Destination Hull
    The city’s proud heritage, its role as UK City of Culture 2017 and the multi-million pound investments now being delivered in our cultural and tourism infrastructure, are major steps towards realising Hull’s long-term ambition to become a world-class visitor destination.
  • Community & Opportunity
    Hull aims to be a place of opportunity for all, as highlighted by three City Plan ambitions designed to build strong, resilient communities by focusing on:

-safeguarding the most vulnerable
-prevention and early intervention
-making money go further.