For the very first time, images were released last week showing what we can expect to see from the City of Culture revamp. See our views below from a local business point of view, Morgan & Quinn, who sell carpets from Hull (Anlaby), Goole and Brough.

Hull City Council say that this incredible work will be beginning next month and we can’t wait!!

During the revamp we can expect to see various changes, one of which being eight shallow mirror pools to be added in a revamped Trinity Square.

We are also being treated to a new-look pedestrian area in Jameson Street and King Edward Street which will appeal to all retailer in the area and make walking through the cities shopping areas a new experience.

We will also see the addition of public art and lighting to highlight a series of engravings called The City Speaks. This is something we have been especially looking forward to.

The plans and images for our new look City are now on display at Ferens Art Gallery until the end of August.

Another part of the facelift, the existing excavation of the remains of Beverley Gate will be filled in to create a new entrance way into Whitefriargate, again we think that this will be hugely beneficial for shops in Hull.

What might this do for local businesses?

No one can argue that making Hull a more attractive place will benefit everyone somehow. Whether you are a local resident benefiting on a nicer place, a tourist seeing more than before, or a business taking advantage of the higher footfall in the city.

As a local carpet shop in Hull we are excited about these times and hope that the whole process show the rest of the UK what a beautiful and attractive place Hull is to visit.

It is a shame there wasn’t a need for a special edition City of Culture carpet in Hull!