Housing will be built on two sites in Hull


Harper Perry’s winning entry

Harper Perry Architects have won a RIBA competition to design a new waterfront housing development in Hull.

The young Newcastle practice was chosen unanimously by the jury after interviews with the five finalists.

The others on the Living with Water competition shortlist were:

:: Alessandra Covino with CBO Architects

:: AR Urbanism with Greysmith Associates, London

:: Condy Lofthouse Architects, Liverpool

:: John Puttick Associates, London

The international competition sought design ideas to redevelop two waterfront city centre locations, Humber Quays West and Hull Arena for the council. All designs had to embrace the principles of living with water and deal with flood risk.

Charlie Spencer, of Spencer Group, the landowner for the Humber Quays West site, said: “The architects have presented an exciting and sustainable scheme to bring the riverside to life in a memorable and distinct style.” The other site is owned by the council.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for planning, land and property, said: “Humber Quays West and Hull Arena are two of the city’s most prestigious redevelopment opportunities. This winning design shows how forward-thinking this city will be when developing sites such as this, with water in mind.”