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A1106 Anlaby Road / Park Street Bridge Strengthening

February 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

This project aims to greatly improve the traffic flow and reduce congestion on the A1105 Anlaby Road corridor outside the Hull Royal Infirmary by widening the carriageway to improve capacity whilst also strengthening the existing Park Street Bridge to remove an existing 7.5 ton weight restriction, which will improve access to the City Centre Strategic Development Sites and enable an alternative route for buses / coaches to access the Paragon bus / rail Interchange.

A161 Bridge Street cycle scheme, Goole

January 18, 2016 - September 30, 2016

This scheme involves the construction of a new off-road shared use footway/cycleway along the A161 Lower Bridge Street/Bridge Street in Goole. The 1km link will provide a safe and continuous cycle route between the residential area of Old Goole and key employment, education, healthcare, leisure and retail facilities in Goole town centre.

A18, Melton Ross Railway Bridge Strengthening/Replacement

Strengthening or replacement of the Melton Ross Railway Bridge. The bridge is an essential piece of infrastructure on the A18, a strategic link road between Scunthorpe and the Ports of Immingham and Grimsby. The bridge also provides the primary access route into Humberside airport, a key economic asset for the whole of the Humber LEP area identified as having huge growth potential.

Albert Dock Flood Alleviation Works

April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2016

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).

Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme

December 1, 2015 - February 28, 2019

The scheme is to provide a large Flood Alleviation Scheme that reduces the flood risk in an economically achievable standard with ranges established by sensitivity testing.

Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2

May 17, 2016 - March 30, 2018

The Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2 scheme aims to expand on the work undertaken in Phase 1 and is the collective name for a further package of measures to improve the transport network in Bridlington.

 

CATCH Energy Offshore

February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017

CATCH Energy Offshore (CEO) will deliver a £4.51m investment programme in specialist training facilities and infrastructure for the offshore wind industry. These will include indoor and outdoor training environments to deliver marine survival and a wide range of health and safety-related training.

Central Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme

This project will strengthen the role of Cleethorpes town centre as the key driver of the visitor economy in North East Lincolnshire and will support efforts to encourage urban living.

Connecting the City bridge (A63 Castle Street)

September 4, 2018 - March 31, 2020

Highways England’s A63 Castle Street Major Scheme includes funding to provide a ‘standard’ motorway style footbridge over A63 Castle Street to link the City Centre with the prime waterfront and Fruit Market regeneration sites. This project is to provide funding for an enhanced ‘iconic’ bridge crossing to the Marina area.

Danish Buildings/ Bayles House

January 8, 2018 - May 1, 2019

The project aims to facilitate the renovation of shared office space within the Historic Danish Buildings and adjoining Grade II Listed Bayles House on High Street in Hull (HU1 1PS).

Delivering Housing Growth in Hull

April 7, 2015 - August 31, 2020

Hull’s Housing-led Renewal Programme is well established and incorporates many private and community sector and registered provider partners, which ensures that it is best placed to deliver 924 units of quality housing through new build, tackling empties properties and neighbourhood renewal interventions.

 

Delivering Housing Growth in Hull 2

Hull’s housing-led renewal programme is very well established and incorporates a range of private, community sector and registered provider (RP) partners, which ensures that it is best placed to deliver transformation of the housing market in Hull. Following the success of previous phases of the programme, a large pipeline of sites has been identified to unlock delivery of both new build housing and schemes to refurbish housing post-2018.

Development of Priory Park

October 19, 2018 - October 18, 2019

The project is designed to facilitate the development of the remaining 12 acres (5 hectares) of land  at Henry  Boot Way in West Hull (6 sites) of which approximately 8.5 acres of land are within the Enterprise Zones.

Environmental Logistics Learning Hub

January 4, 2015 - June 6, 2019

The Logistics Hub will be a centre of excellence for the delivery of education and training for the ports, logistics and energy sectors. The facility will combine sector research and development and the delivery of education and training programmes to meet the requirements of employers operating in the Humber region and beyond.

 

ERGO Centre – Bridgehead Business Park

December 1, 2016 - September 4, 2017

Specialist managed workspace building targeting business and professional services to support the development of environmental technologies sector (renewables, low carbon industries etc) on both banks of the Humber.

Goole College Skills Workshop Modernisation and Logistics Hub

August 3, 2015 - August 26, 2016

The Goole College Skills Workshop Modernisation and Logistics Hub scheme is a part extension, part refurbishment scheme to double the size of the engineering and construction skills workshop at Boothferry Road in Goole and to refurbish a derelict part of the college building to provide a logistics and health and safety hub, incorporating a CSCS card assessment centre.

Goole Intermodal Terminal

This project draws together the town’s existing rail, sea, motorway and inland waterway links into one site, providing an integrated transport facility for business.  This will shorten the timescale and therefore reduce the cost of moving goods, creating the potential for new direct freight links to Leeds (Stourton) via the Aire & Calder Navigation and transhipment of steel to the West Midlands.

Grimsby Town Centre – Infrastructure & Enabling Works

January 4, 0015 - July 10, 0018

The project will deliver an integrated programme of highways and public realm improvement works in the Cartergate/ St James square area of the Grimsby Town Centre, extending the £6m Local Sustainable Transport Fund scheme for Riverhead Square/ Station Approach implemented between 2012-2014 which supported sustainable travel modes.

 

Grovehill Bridge Maintenance Scheme

August 15, 2016 - November 30, 2016

This scheme provides for maintenance to be carried out on an important bridge in Beverley which is starting to fail.

Growing the Humber (2nd extension)

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2021

Growing the Humber is a business investment scheme providing grant funding to SMEs in order to stimulate growth, investment and job creation. The project extends by £8m the current £4m LGF funded scheme which has already exceeded its jobs targets. The refreshed scheme will complement and support access to the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, alongside local work to improve investment readiness.

Growing the Humber (extension)

April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017

Building on the success and momentum of the RGF3-funded Growing the Humber business grant programme, this project will deliver a Humber-wide approach to sustaining and growing the local economy, with reference to but not exclusively, the Humber LEP’s priority sectors.

 

Hessle Foreshore Tidal Defence Scheme

April 2, 2018 - June 11, 2022

  • The Hessle Foreshore Tidal Defence Scheme involves the construction of new permanent tidal defences adjacent to the Humber Estuary between the Humber Bridge and Livingstone Road. The work is needed in this area as Hessle Foreshore is low lying and it suffered significant flooding in the tidal surge of December 2013, with flooding of up to 1m deep affecting 40 homes and 44 business premises.

Howdenshire Flood Alleviation Scheme

January 6, 2017 - July 8, 2020

The scheme secures the drainage of a large tidal flood plain of approximately 58km2 which will help to protect local businesses, property and transport routes leading into Hull.

 

Hull Venue

The vision for the project is to deliver a well-used venue, with performance, conference and exhibition capabilities, which interacts with the city, attracts visitors and business tourists, boosts the local economy and builds on the legacy created by the UK City of Culture 2017.

Humber Skills & Capital Maintenance Programme

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Skills funding is  a £1.755 million scheme to help deliver projects that support the development of enhanced/specialist learning facilities and add value to current building stock which delivers the diverse range of post 16 skills activity in the Humber area.

Individual projects will be listed separately as they come forward for development.

Humberside International Airport – Surface Access Improvements Scheme

January 1, 2015 - February 9, 2017

The scope of the project is to improve highway access to Humberside International Airport from the Strategic Road Network to facilitate future development and expansion at the airport. The scheme will unlock 20 hectares of allocated employment land at the airport.

Lincolnshire Lakes Flood Mitigation

August 1, 2015 - March 31, 2020

The Lincolnshire Lakes is a strategic regeneration project on the western fringe of the Scunthorpe urban area. The project seeks to bring forward 6,000+ homes, a commercial park, education/community/health facilities, green infrastructure and recreational and functional lakes. One of the key strategic objectives is to bring forward a flood management solution which ensures a safe development, free from flooding. It is also essential that this solution will provide additionality to the existing flood defences and improve the situation for the villages of Buringham and Gunness.

 

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

February 28, 2017 - February 28, 2022

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has over £400m of funding available for SMEs in the NPIF area.  It is providing micro-finance, debt and equity investment aimed at creating sustainable economic activity through supporting new and growing businesses.  Provision is as follows:

Microfinance

  • For start up or existing business
  • Loans of £25k – £100k
  • Example deals include:
    • Working capital
    • Funding expansion projects
    • Financing commercial premises
    • Asset acquisitions

Debt Finance

  • For businesses that can demonstrate growth potential
  • Business loans from £100,000 – £750,000
  • Example deals include:
    • Working capital
    • Hire a new team
    • Purchase new machinery
    • Move to larger commercial premises

Equity Finance

  • Early stage or late stage equity funding
  • For businesses with ambitious plans or large start-ups with high growth potential
  • From £50,000 – £2million
  • Example deals include:
    • Growth capital
    • Working capital
    • Capital Expenditure
    • Relocation

The fund managers appointed to manage the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund in the Humber are are:

  • Microfinance: Finance for Enterprise & Business Enterprise Finance
  • Business Loans: Enterprise Ventures
  • Equity Finance: Enterprise Ventures

Paull Phase 1 and 2 Employment Site

The Paull sites constitute the last remaining large scale expansion land for the Port of Hull.  Phase 1 (80ha) is part of the Humber Enterprise Zone.  The project overcomes the abnormal infrastructure costs associated with the site which have deterred interested potential occupiers.  The works include site access, haul road, utilities, surface water attenuation, noise barrier and fencing.

Phase 1 - A180 South Humber Bank Highway Improvements

September 1, 2018 - September 1, 2019

This is Phase 1 of a three stage programme of road and cycle improvements to the A180 and its link roads. This phase will deliver essential maintenance to two key industrial roads directly linked to A180: Moody Lane and Woad Lane, and increase sustainable travel options for cyclists and pedestrians, within key employment zones.

Port of Grimsby East Offshore Wind Operational Support Facilities

The Port of Grimsby East is one of the UK’s leading Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) centres. This proposition, which includes two developments, will provide offshore wind and dock support facilities predominantly for the offshore wind sector and inter-related supply chain. Development 1 will  refurbish part of the existing Grimsby Fish Market, which has not been actively used for some time, into office accommodation and storage. Development 2 will re-build and fit out two derelict and disused buildings which are located by the slipways directly on the quayside, creating office and dock support facilities.

Re-purposing the Old Town

October 1, 2015 - March 31, 2018

Direct intervention to draw investment, bring retail and office space back into use, and attract businesses, visitors and residents into Hull’s historic Old Town. Investment will be centred on revitalisation of Trinity Indoor Market and the surrounding public spaces, whilst making the most of the Old Town’s rich history and architecture.

 

RHICS Hempholme & Wilfholme Pumping Stations

August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019

Hempholme and Wilfholme pumping stations are located between Driffield and Beverley in East Yorkshire, and drain low lying agricultural areas into the River Hull. It has been identified that the existing pumping stations need to be refurbished as their current asset life is limited and the pumps are likely to fail in the near future.

The Hempholme and Wilfholme Pumping Stations currently serve to reduce flood risk by pumping water from the lower level drainage system into the River Hull.

 The Environment Agency (current owner and operator) is planning to decommission the pumping stations because they are at the end of their asset life. If the pumping stations are decommissioned it will result in frequent flooding and permanent damage to large areas of farm land and associated agricultural industry, resulting in significant economic losses to rural areas within the East Riding.

 This project will refurbish the ageing pumping stations to ensure that damage to farmland is minimised.

 

River Hull Defences

April 1, 2017 - December 31, 2020

Existing defences along the River Hull are in a poor state of repair, with Environment Agency data showing a 60% probability of breach or overtopping at various locations.  This project provides improvements which protect existing homes, businesses (mostly SMEs) and critical infrastructure, and enables future growth both on the 11 Enterprise Zone sites along the River Hull corridor and in housing.

River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy – Delivery

The scheme is a large Flood Alleviation Scheme that reduces the flood risk in an economically achievable standard with ranges established by sensitivity testing.

Please note that component projects will be listed separately as they come into delivery.

River Hull Integrated Catchment Strategy: River Hull Channel Improvements

January 9, 2017 - June 10, 0019

The project is based around the removal of 10 sunken vessels from the River Hull between Tickton and Beverley Beck to the east of Beverley. The removal of the vessels will significantly improve the
local environment, making the area more attractive for existing businesses and increasing its appeal to new investors. The scheme will also support tourism in Beverley by creating a pleasant local environment for residents and visitors.

Skills Capital: HETA Advanced Engineering Training Centre

April 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

Relocation of the Hull centre to a new, larger former manufacturing site. The site requires significant investment to refurbish and repurpose existing buildings to provide enhanced facilities including enlarged workshop spaces, classrooms, IT facilities, industrial training rigs and electronics rigs.

The project will increase the future capacity and breadth of training offered, enabling HETA to deliver higher level apprenticeships and deliver more in-work upskilling for adults.

Skills Capital: Humber Healthcare Academy

July 1, 2018 - October 31, 2023

This project will develop a new, state of the art “Humber Healthcare Academy” at the heart of the Grimsby Institute Campus. The Academy will provide facilities, equipment and underpinning infrastructure to support new employer-led educational pathways with a clear line of sight to careers within the local priority Healthcare sector, including registered nursing, the only dental nursing provision in the Humber and care roles.

South Humber Gateway – Highway Infrastructure Improvements

September 1, 2018 - March 1, 2019

Highways England’s A160/A180 Port of Immingham Improvement Scheme was completed in 2017, improving the strategic road connection to the Port of Immingham. This project will undertake essential maintenance on the local roads to complement the A160 scheme.

Stallingborough Interchange 1A

February 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017

The project will deliver junction improvements to the junction of the A1173 and Kiln Lane Roundabout at Stallingborough to unlock the first phase (13.6 hectares) of development of the Stallingborough Interchange strategic employment site.

Stallingborough Strategic Employment Site

December 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019

The Stallingborough Strategic Employment Site, part of the Humber Enterprise Zone, is close to the Port of Immingham and adjacent to the A180. It is ideal for logistics sector development to support further growth in containerised freight volumes. This project will ensure the delivery of on-site infrastructure and overcome the acute shortage of high quality, serviced employment land in the area.

Stoneferry Road Integrated Transport Project

April 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

The project delivers specific interventions to address major congestion ‘hot spots’ on the A1033 growth corridor in Hull. The interventions will provide improved traffic flow, especially at peak periods and improve facilities for public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians. The project includes the use of technology to provide improved communication with users of the network and to monitor traffic flow and air quality and forms an important strand within the project.

Unlocking City Centre Development, Hull

December 22, 2017 - September 30, 2023

The project supports Hull City Centre’s transition to new leisure and residential uses. This will be achieved through delivering key development sites and supporting the conversion of empty properties where their traditional use is no longer viable. The project addresses viability issues caused by land conditions, archaeology, contamination, access infrastructure and flood risk.

Westcliff Regeneration Enterprise Hub

January 2, 2016 - July 5, 2020

This project aims to increase the economic opportunities for people living and working within the Westcliff community of Scunthorpe, an area experiencing high levels of deprivation and social inequality.

News

Priory Park road improvements could support development and help unlock jobs

May 20, 2019

Essential road works at Hull’s Priory Park will soon be underway thanks to a £1.8m contribution from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP), as part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

The highways improvement is required to ensure investment can go ahead on land near Henry Boot Way in West Hull – which once complete could unlock the development of up to 15,600 sqm of commercial floor space, new private sector investment

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Government announces new Northern Powerhouse body

July 9, 2018

Local Enterprise Partnerships in the North of England will form an influential new body to support the government’s ambitions for the Northern Powerhouse across the region, Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP announced on 6th July 2018.

The Chairs of each of the 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will sit on a newly formed, government-funded board called the ‘NP11’.

The board will act as one voice representing each of their regions as a modern day ‘Council for the North’ to work with

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Continued growth in the Humber aided by NPIF

October 5, 2017

Never has the time been better to invest in the Humber. That’s the message being communicated to inward investors and local companies as the area rides on the back of significant investments made to benefit its key sectors.

The Humber is in the midst of an economic resurgence, with the estuary very much a key asset in driving that growth. Key sectors in energy and offshore wind have resulted in the region being recognised at the forefront of worldwide wind energy

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Award-winning video advertiser receives funding boost from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

September 5, 2017

An award-winning Hull-based video advertising start-up has secured funding from NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Equity Finance.

Ash TV, a Tech North Northern Star 2016 award winner, will use the investment to hire additional staff to support its ambitious growth plans. It is the first investment in Humber by NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Equity Finance.

The company was founded in 2014 by Ash Lewis, who has a background in programming and over 10 years’ experience working in online advertising for some of the UK’s largest consumer

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Hull audio-visual firm receives £100k investment from NPIF

September 5, 2017

Electric String, the Hull-based audio-visual systems specialist, has secured a £100k loan from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). This is the first investment in Humber by the NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Debt Finance.

The investment follows a number of new contract wins at Electric String, which designs and installs bespoke systems for homes, corporate spaces and luxury yachts.

The company now plans to expand its 17-strong team with the appointment of an engineer and business development manager. Founded in 2010 by

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Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) work with Humber-based engineering firm

September 5, 2017

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has facilitated £250,000 worth of debt funding to Humber-based engineering firm Allied Protek Engineering Solutions.

 

Based in Grimsby, Allied Protek is an engineering specialist, providing a full project management package including design, engineering, installation and maintenance for clients in the food, drink, fine chemicals and pharma sectors.

 

The investment was made by NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Debt Finance, an NPIF product fund-managed by Enterprise Ventures, and will provide Allied Protek with the working capital to support

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Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth visits the Humber

August 22, 2017

Jake Berry, Minister for Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth (fourth from right) meets with Humber LEP Board and representatives from the four Humber local authorities at C4Di, Hull.

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) hosted Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry at the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4Di), Hull this morning.

Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber LEP along with members of the LEP Board, sub boards and our four local authorities were present to discuss the Humber’s

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Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Launches in the Humber

February 21, 2017

The British Business Bank together with the Local Enterprise Partnerships is holding a series of regional briefing events to tell local partners about the new £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and how to access it.

An event will take place in each of the 10 Local Enterprise Partnership areas within the NPIF region between the 01 and 17 March 2017, with the first event taking place on 1st March at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull.

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

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Humber LEP at the UK Northern Powerhouse Annual Conference and Exhibition 2017

February 17, 2017

The Humber LEP will be flying the flag for the region at the UK Northern Powerhouse Annual Conference and Exhibition 2017, Manchester, next week (21 and 22 February).

As part of the ‘LEP Zone’ at the Exhibition, the Humber LEP will be promoting the Humber and its growing reputation as the UK’s ‘Energy Estuary’. The LEP will be seeking to highlight the opportunities for investment in the area and tell the story of positive change in the region.

Andrew Percy MP, Northern

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Humber showcased at Parliamentary Reception

January 31, 2017

The Humber LEP hosted a Parliamentary Reception at Westminster earlier today, in partnership with Humber business organisations Bondholders, Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

The Reception, sponsored by Martin Vickers MP, gathered political leaders and local authorities from the Humber region, alongside national Government and current and potential investors, including Andrew Percy MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse.

Stephen Savage, Vice Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership said:

“The aim of today’s Parliamentary Reception was

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Autumn Statement 2016: Humber announcements

November 23, 2016

The Chancellor made his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons today.

The specific announcements related to the Humber LEP are summarised below.

Growth Deals

The Government is allocating £556m from the Local Growth Fund to the 11 LEPs in the Northern Powerhouse through a third round of Growth Deals.  Details of the individual LEP allocations will be announced at a later date.  Information on the Humber’s bid can be found here.

A1079/A164 Jocks Lodge Junction

The Government is providing funding to develop a business

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Yorkshire Post LEP column: We must work even harder to find Humber ‘one voice’ for powerhouse

July 5, 2016

Just two Fridays before the Brexit vote, as part of Humber Business Week 2016, more than 300 representatives from businesses and organisations in the Humber listened to speakers and debated as part of panel discussions how the Humber should define its role in the Northern Powerhouse.

Businesses want ‘one voice’, a plan with a strong vision that builds on the Humber’s strengths outlining our proposition in the north, and to agree a ‘list of asks’ to help make it happen.

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LEP vows to build on momentum from Humber Summit

June 30, 2016

We need ‘one voice’, a plan with a strong vision that builds on the Humber’s strengths outlining our proposition in the north and a ‘list of asks’ to help make it happen was the resounding message from the Humber Northern Powerhouse Business Summit.

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Humber to be showcased at historic UK-China summit

March 22, 2016

The Humber is being showcased at the UK-China Regional Leaders Summit in Sheffield with representations made by Humber LEP Chief Executive Kishor Tailor about the investment opportunities linked to renewables, ports and logistics in the Humber, and by East Riding Council leader Stephen Parnaby OBE on Energy in the North.

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