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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).

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CASE STUDY – Albert Dock  Albert Dock Photos (19.02.19)

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

April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2016

Project Sponsor

Hull City Council


Albert Dock and William Wright Dock, Hull


Total Project Cost: £6,250,000

LGF Spend: 

    • Contracted: £3,000,000
    • Total achieved – £3,000,000

Public Spend:

    • Contracted: 3,250,000
    • Total achieved: £3,250,000


Safeguarded Jobs:

    • Contracted: 0
    • Achieved to date – 850

Construction Jobs:

    • Contracted: 92.5
    • Achieved to date – 92.5

Number of domestic properties with reduced flood risk:

    • Contracted: 163
    • Achieved to date – 163

Number of commercial properties with reduced flood risk:

    • Contracted: 152
    • Achieved to date – 152

Approval Status

Business case approved

Delivery Status


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Last updated: December 9, 2019

All locations are approximate.

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