Work underway at historic Beverley Road Baths refurbishment

Our works are progressing on a multi-million refurbishment of one of Hull’s most characterful buildings built more than a century ago.

Beverley Road Baths opened to the public in May 1905 and remains a focal point for families and individuals in the heart of one Hull’s most well-known communities.

The Grade II listed building is undergoing £3.7 million of upgrades sympathetic to its history and its many original features which are still intact.

We began the early works to the external façade, roof, masonry and stonework of the building in June last year are now underway with the internal refurbishment, including a major mechanical and electrical upgrade.

This will be followed by refurbishment of both wet and dry changing rooms, installation of a new sauna and steam room, replacement of ceilings and glazing, and remodelling the existing gym along with the creation of a new larger gym. Refurbishment of the main pool hall roof will also take place.

We’ll be delivering the project as part of the Hull Esteem Consortium LEP Ltd, the council’s pre-procured framework which has led the delivery of over £400 million of new and improved education facilities across the city, along with culture and leisure regeneration projects, including Hull New Theatre and Ferens Art Gallery.

Councillor Daren Hale, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council and Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment, Regeneration and Planning, Land and Property, said: “It’s fantastic to see the works at Beverley Road Baths progressing as we invest to secure its future for the next 100 years.

“The council is committed to investing in the city’s leisure facilities and this project ensures there are much-needed jobs and opportunities for local contractors.

“We know our residents value these centres and we want to make sure they have the best possible facilities for leisure and physical wellbeing post-pandemic.

“Hull is a fantastic place to work, live, study, play and visit, and these facilities are just part of millions of pounds being spent both privately and publicly on the bright future of our city.”

Gavin Barley, General Manager of Hull Esteem, said the team is proud to be involved in the project and continue regeneration on behalf of Hull City Council for the city of Hull.

He said: “Beverley Road Baths is part of Hull’s heritage.

“Throughout the development process, we’ve worked very closely with the conservation officer to ensure we approach the refurbishment sensitively and sympathetically.

“We’ve carried out surveys on the tiling in an effort to preserve as much of the original structure and features as possible.

“This building will play a significant part in the health and wellbeing of Hull’s residents for many years to come and it’s fantastic to be involved.”

The project is anticipated to be completed this summer.

Construction underway at new warehouse facility for Crown Paints

We are delighted to have commenced works on a new state-of-the-art raw material and packaging warehouse facility for our client Crown Paints at its existing Hull manufacturing base on Sculcoates Lane.

The warehouse represents a £4.4 million investment by Crown Paints and will create an additional 4,265 sq m of storage space for raw materials and packaging.

Our construction work is ongoing, with the facility expected to be complete in July 2021.

Crown Paints’ operation in Hull is the company’s major UK water-based paint production site.

The new facility will allow the paint manufacturer to consolidate its operations from several older buildings into one modern facility – and allows Crown to repurpose these existing buildings to accommodate future growth.

The building of the new warehouse underlines Crown’s commitment to its UK production, both at this site in Hull and at its headquarters in Darwen, Lancashire.

Discussing the new facility, Crown Paints’ Hull site manager, Jonathan Fewster, said: “The new warehouse will create much-needed additional storage space for raw materials and packaging, which will effectively allow us to increase our manufacturing output and improve efficiencies at our Hull site.

“What’s more, the new building will have better sustainability credentials, which is an important consideration for us as a company. This represents a significant investment in our manufacturing capability and is a demonstration of our company’s commitment to the long-term future of our facility in Hull.”

Richard Hunter, Hobson & Porter’s managing director, said: “The new Crown Paints facility will be a fantastic investment for our region and will see increased manufacturing and production outputs at an already thriving site here in Hull.

“It’s great to see two local businesses with a proud heritage coming together to deliver new facilities in the area and demonstrating a commitment to the production and manufacturing sectors.”