Back in 2013, Hull was one of four on a final shortlist to be named the UK’s City of Culture for 2017. With Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay all also vying to become the successor to Derry/Londonderry, very few gave the city a chance.
Against all the odds, the city which dreamed of a chance to “Tell The World” was named as the 2017 UK City of Culture - a historic moment which many believed would finally change the fortunes of a place much maligned by those who did not recognise the “sudden elegancies” which Hull exhibits.
3 years on, and Hull is a city firmly on the rise. Named in RoughGuide’s ‘Top Ten Places to Visit in the World’ for 2016, the story continues to defy all expectations - before 2017 has even had its first breath.
There’s a tide of changing opinion, across the country, which seems to now view the city as the party not to miss out on, with investors from all sectors rushing to get their slice of the imminent prosperity which next year will ignite.
Behind Coventry, Hull was the second most bombed city during the Second World War, with around 95% of the city’s housing stock destroyed in attacks. Regeneration investment after the war ended largely seemed to forget Hull’s plight, with the 1970s decline of the fishing industry leaving yet another mark on a city which seemed to keep being forgotten.
The result was a lack of investment. This is no longer the case, with it not being Hull’s plights that are the topic of business conversations, but its prospects. Hull isn’t just the city to watch. It’s the place to be - and the area to invest in.
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