Funds Granted For Whittington & Cat Pub Restoration – Hull Marina

in Hull

The historic Whittington & Cat Pub, situated in a prime spot across from Hull Marina, is set to receive significant restoration thanks to a grant from Hull City Council’s Levelling Up Funding (LUF) allocation.

This funding aims to rejuvenate the pub’s deteriorating exterior and make necessary repairs, ensuring the building remains a staple of Hull’s heritage while providing further employment opportunities.

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Restoration Project Details

The Whittington & Cat has been allocated £69,916.69 in LUF funding from the council. This money will be used to restore the pub’s exterior, which has fallen into disrepair. Repairs to the roof, brickwork, and chimneys are all part of the comprehensive project to secure the structure and make it watertight.

Along with the grant, almost £100,000 of private capital will be invested in the project, which is estimated to cost £167,199.05.

Benefits of the Project

The renovation of the Whittington & Cat will have several positive outcomes:

  • Structural Integrity: Restoring the roof and other parts of the building will ensure it remains watertight and safe for occupancy.
  • Reuse of Vacant Spaces: Once the restoration is complete, the pub will be able to reopen previously unusable rooms, creating more space and enhancing the venue.
  • Job Creation: The restoration will also lead to more employment opportunities at the pub.

Council’s Support

Garry Taylor, Hull City Council’s assistant director for major projects, culture, and place, expressed his support for the restoration, highlighting the pub’s popularity and prime location. He emphasized the importance of preserving such heritage buildings and how the council’s assistance through LUF is crucial to this effort.

About the Levelling Up Funds

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities (DLUHC) awarded Hull City Council £19.5 million in Round 1 Levelling Up Funds (LUF) to support infrastructure and regeneration projects.

Of this fund, £7.5 million has been allocated to a grant scheme designed to rejuvenate vacant or partially occupied properties in the city center, with a focus on job creation and bringing unused spaces back into use.

Final Notes

The restoration of the Whittington & Cat pub symbolizes the positive impact of the Levelling Up Funds on local communities, ensuring historic buildings remain part of the urban fabric while creating new opportunities for employment and commerce.

See full press release here.

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