Tags: Growth Deal, Local Growth Fund, Northern Powerhouse

The aim of the project is to enhance the flood protection measures to the residents and businesses of West Hull by increasing the height of the flood defences from approximately 5m Above Ordnance Datum (AOD) to 6m Above Ordnance Datum (AOD).

Albert Dock 1

On 5th December 2013, as a result of a tidal surge, the height of the waves in the Humber reached 5.88 at the River Hull flood barrier. The surge caused widespread flooding, damage to property with 115 businesses and 149 residential properties reported as flooding. It is estimated that 90% of businesses and property owners affected by the floods in December are experiencing difficulties in obtaining insurance against flood damage. This manifests itself in two ways either the excess for flooding has been raised to a level to effectively negate any risk to the insurers or cover is simply not offered.

Project Dates

October 31, 2014 - November 1, 2011

Project Sponsor

Hull City Council


Albert Dock and William Wright Dock, Hull


£3m Local Growth Fund through the Humber LEP, part of the July 2014 Growth Deal
£3.25m Environment Agency

2015/16 LGF expenditure: £3,000,000


Approval Status

Business case approved

Delivery Status


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Last updated: November 26, 2018

All locations are approximate.