Princes Quay - Kingston-upon-Hull, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 44.528 W 000° 20.291
30U E 675537 N 5958121
Quick Description: Princes Quay is a shopping mall built on stilts over a former dock in the port of Kingston-upon-Hull.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/4/2021 7:41:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM14X0A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
The dock was opened in 1829 as Junction Dock and later renamed Prince’s Dock in honour of Prince Albert for the royal visit in 1854. The dock was open for 139 years and closed for shipping in 1968. It was later redeveloped and opened as Prince's Quay Shopping Centre in 1991.

There used to be a number of docks in and around Hull, but as shipping declined they became unused and eyesores. Some of the docks were infilled and in one case covered by a retail park on the outskirts of the city. Another was infilled and turned into a landscaped garden in the city centre and yet another had been turned into a marina for yachts.

When plans were drawn up to redevelop Princes Dock it was decided that the dock should form a feature for the development.

"Princes Quay is a shopping centre in the heart of Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The centre is unusual in that it is built on stilts over Prince's Dock after which it is named. It was opened in 1991.

To take advantage of its location the shopping centre is constructed with large windows giving visitors panoramic views of the Hull Marina and the dock. The centre also builds its image on a nautical theme, for example by callings its retail floors decks, although most shoppers still refer to them as floors.

The centre, built round a central atrium, opened to the public on 15 March 1991 and consisted of 3 decks of over 80 retail outlets. The centre includes a Food Court on the lowest deck, known as Harbour Deck. A fourth floor, known as Top Deck, was converted from retail units in 2007 into a 10-screen cinema by Vue with Europe's first digital screen." link
Princes Quay, 1, Princes Quay, 5 Carr Lane, Kingston-upon-Hull, HU1 3RD United Kingdom

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