Yorkshire’s Maritime
City project


hsd is delighted to be part of the multidisciplinary design team appointed by Hull City Council for their £27.4m major maritime heritage programme. The project will celebrate and secure Hull’s extensive maritime assets and collections. hsd are providing museum exhibition and interpretation consultancy.

Building on its success as UK City of Culture 2017, this historic maritime city will reclaim, protect and share its maritime past, present and future, by developing three important sites; the Maritime Museum, the Dock Office Chambers and the North End Shipyard, and conserving two historic vessels, the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship.

hsd will be instrumental in developing a cohesive and engaging exhibition concept design solution which unites these sites.

David Donoghue, hsd Principal Designer and Associate, commented, “I am from Hull, so I am delighted to be able to return to my home city with the hsd design team and partners to create this important and exciting project. We are proud to be part of the team that will breathe new life into the Maritime Museum, reconnect it with the Spurn Lightship and the Arctic Corsair and to share the amazing stories of the men and women of Hull and its maritime heritage.”

The Council has been successful in a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Round One bid. This initial HLF grant will develop the programme further ready for the HLF Round Two submission scheduled for 2019.