Beverley Road Townscape Heritage Scheme
Beverley Road has been the main northern route into Hull since the medieval period making it one of the city’s most important ‘historic’ gateways. It is also a conservation area and has many important listed (and unlisted) buildings, mainly from the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Unfortunately, this important conservation area has suffered from economic decline in recent years, and as a result, is currently on the national ‘At Risk’ register.
In an effort to reverse this trend, the council successfully applied for some Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF) to deliver a Townscape Heritage (TH) scheme to help local property owners pay for much needed conservation repairs, restore architectural features, improve the historic streetscape and help to bring historic buildings back into use.
The HLF awarded a grant of just under £1.6 million to fund the Beverley Road TH scheme focusing on the southern (city centre) end of the Beverley Road conservation area, between Freetown Way to the junction with Queens Road (TH target area).
The HLF grant is matched with £511,000 from the council and £597,000 from the private sector, making the whole scheme worth just over £2.7 million. This funding will allow the Beverley Road TH scheme to offer restoration grants to owners of some of the key historic properties in the TH target area, to help them carry out much needed conservation repairs to the outside of their buildings.
The Beverley Road TH scheme, which was launched in October 2015 and will run for five years until 2020, provides a fantastic opportunity for the council, property owners and the local community to work together to restore, regenerate and celebrate the area’s unique heritage.
Follow the links below to discover more information about the scheme –
- Beverley Road THS high priority projects identified in the successful stage two bid
- Beverley Road boundary map – north end from Queens Road to Hilda Street
- Beverley Road boundary map – south end from Fountain Road to Freetown Way
- Conservation area character appraisal – details on the areas unique features
The TH scheme can offer grants to cover up to 70 per cent of the eligible conservation repair and reinstatement works, including: –
- repairing original timber sliding sash windows
- reinstating 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
- repairing and reinstating historic shop fronts
The TH scheme will also fund a series of historic boundaries reinstatements (including repairing stone plinths and reinstating traditional railings, where these have previously been lost) and targeted public realm improvements within the area.
Management 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 list below are links to websites providing useful information about maintaining your property –
- Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) (opens link in a new tab)
- Historic England (opens link in a new tab)
- Victorian Society (opens link in a new tab)
Our high streets and shopping areas have evolved over the centuries and demonstrate the changing nature of our shopping and living habits.
Scheme stages and timeline
- Stage one bid submitted to the HLF in August 2013
- Stage one bid approved in May 2014
- Project officer appointed in September 2014
- Stage two bid submitted in February 2015
- Stage two bid approved in June 2015
- Scheme launched in October 2015
- Scheme due to finish in October 2020