Blackfriargate, Hull

Lanpro Archaeology and Heritage were commissioned to project manage all elements of the archaeological works required in advance of the commercial redevelopment of a site in the historic Fruit Market area of Hull.

The site lies within the former Old Town area of the city, close to the docks, and had potential for deeply stratified and complex archaeological remains dating from the 13th century onwards.

Lanpro Archaeology and Heritage liaised closely from the outset with the client, Wykeland, together with Humber Archaeology Partnership and Historic England, with the aim of minimising the impact on the archaeology through design, while enabling development work to move ahead.

An initial programme of archaeological evaluation was carried out which was used to inform the ground and piling design in liaison with the architects and engineers, with the aim of avoiding any potential archaeology where possible. This removed the need for full archaeological excavation of the whole site, and allowed for a more limited, targeted, programme of excavation in three areas where potential impacts were unavoidable. Through this approach significant archaeological remains were

The site lies within the former Old Town area of the city, close to the docks, and had potential for deeply stratified and complex archaeological remains dating from the 13th century onwards.

Lanpro Archaeology and Heritage liaised closely from the outset with the client, Wykeland, together with Humber Archaeology Partnership and Historic England, with the aim of minimising the impact on the archaeology through design, while enabling development work to move ahead.

An initial programme of archaeological evaluation was carried out which was used to inform the ground and piling design in liaison with the architects and engineers, with the aim of avoiding any potential archaeology where possible. This removed the need for full archaeological excavation of the whole site, and allowed for a more limited, targeted, programme of excavation in three areas where potential impacts were unavoidable. Through this approach significant archaeological remains were

Project: Blackfriargate, Hull
Client Name: Wykeland Group
Council Name: Hull City Council
Disciplines:
Archaeology + Heritage
Mitchell Pollington (Regional Director)
T: 01904 803800
"A complex urban site requiring creative archaeological solutions to reduce development impact, while continuing the regeneration of Hull Fruit Market."
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