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Lord Line Building


The building that overlooked hundreds of deep sea trawlers leaving Hull for the deep sea fishing grounds looked destined to be demolished - but local pressure stepped in. Consequently, the demolition plans have been thrown away and new uses for the historical Lord Line building, steeped in local emotion and memories, are under discussion.

Lord Line building & St Andrews DockThe current (2003) site owners, Junction, have outlined a basic plan to make the building viable and bring it back into use. Spokesman Sam Schofield stated "We are prepared to spend a lot of money rendering it structurally stable."

Local heritage group, STAND, supported by City Counsellors, persuaded to convince Junction of the historical value of the site. Various plans are being considered, a hotel, office space and a fishing industry heritage centre. The building is extremely important to Hull citizens, being the main standing reminder of the St Andrews Dock fishing fleet, so many of which never returned following disasters at sea.

The building is to be retained as a centre piece to the development, which will also see the silted-up dock being cleaned up and the 'Bulls Nose' - a triangular piece of land in the centre of the dock - being given to the city as a memorial garden. 264 residential apartments will be built and landscaped to give a clear view of the dock from Clive Sullivan Way.

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