Hull council drops ice arena and adds ‘urban woodland’ to redevelopment

Plans for a new ice arena as part of a city redevelopment have been dropped in favour of an “urban woodland”.

Delayed plans for Albion Square in Hull also include solar panels, residential and office space, and bike hubs.

Hull City Council funded £1m of urgent repairs to the 1980s Kingston Street ice arena, ahead of the £130m Albion Square development.

But critics say the council has done a “screeching U-turn” in scrapping plans for a new ice rink.

In 2017, initial proposals for Albion Square were announced but redevelopment was delayed when Alan Boyson’s Three Ships mural was Grade II listed in 2019, and again by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

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