City Centre Riverside Berth - Cruise terminal

The project meets a proven growing demand for European cruise ship growth and capitalizes on the economic benefits to the local Hull and regional economy calculated at £3.1 million in GVA economic impact for Hull and £16 million for the Yorkshire economy. The project aim is to create Hull and the sub-region as a new European visitor destination to showcase the history and countryside of Yorkshire.

The Council will partner with the private sector to form a Public Private Partnership to develop and operate the cruise ship service and facilities. Construction will be undertaken in stages by accommodating a port of call and a home port. The project will create a new piece of publicly accessible, city centre, waterfront and riverside berth. Following demand and feasibility studies, an option appraisal and Environmental Impact Assessment is being completed due to the status of the Humber as a Site of European Importance under Habitats Regulation.

Who is involved?

  • Hull City Council and private partner TBC
  • Estimated £24 million investment, subject to feasibility and market engagement
  • 118 jobs


Long-term project (2018-2022)