News and views from across the Horncastle Group
A major refurbishment project has got underway to modernise a Hull boxing gym that played an integral role in Luke Campbell’s Olympic success. With more than 400 members – a quarter of them female – St Paul’s Boxing Academy is the largest boxing gym outside London and is the oldest club in Hull, having started in 1948. But over recent years, its building on North Church Side, Hull City Centre, has fallen into disrepair with a leaking roof, crumbling false ceiling and outdated and inadequate changing facilities. The floor [...]
The third and final phase of the Brough Relief Road has been granted planning permission, with work forecast to start on the project in June this year. The road will ease town-centre congestion by linking Skillings Lane with Moor Road, meaning traffic from the Humber Enterprise Park on Saltsground Road will no longer be confined to the current town centre route once it is completed in spring 2021. It is being funded by the Humber LEP, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Brough South Consortium and work is being carried out [...]
East Yorkshire’s latest High Sheriff has been sworn in – in a very unusual ceremony. Andrew Horncastle MBE took over as High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire from Sue Stephenson on Thursday 9th April in a ceremony conducted over video conferencing software Zoom. The handover was due to take place at the Tickton Grange Hotel, near Beverley, marked by a traditional, formal occasion to be attended by a range of local dignitaries. However, due to restrictions around COVID-19, this had to be abandoned and replaced with the [...]
A planning application to bring an Aldi store to the Brough South development has been submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The supermarket will be located on the south of Bluebird Way, opposite South Hunsley Primary at the entrance of the retail, leisure and commercial zone of the project. Commenting on the plans, an Aldi spokesperson said: “This is an excellent opportunity to continue the progress that has been made on what is an economically important site. We are making a significant investment in the area and an Aldi [...]
It was a very special day for our Chairman, Andrew Horncastle, today as he received his MBE for services to charity and business in the community in East Yorkshire from Her Majesty, The Queen. The investiture was held at Buckingham Palace this morning and it was a very proud moment for Andrew and his family. We are all immensely proud of Andrew and all the good work he does in the region. Thank you Andrew and long may it continue.
Horncastle Group were delighted to continue their support of the HDM Business Awards in 2019 by once again jointly sponsoring Start-up Business of the Year with MKM Building Supplies. This year, there were three finalists in the event held at the Double Tree by Hilton, Hull last night - Frontier Modular Services, Hothams Gin School & Distillery and National Event Support. Frontier Modular won the award on the evening and Ian Hodges, our MD and David Kilburn, Executive Chairman of MKM presented them with their award. Well done to everyone [...]
Latest fly-past shows how the Brough South development is taking shape
The steelwork is going up for ProQual Ab's new building on our site at Newport. Completion is expected in December 2019 and we look forward to welcoming Jan and her team to Green Park in the New Year.
Forty water voles – one of the UK’s rarest mammals – have been released into a specially created habitat at Brough South. The release, which was watched by pupils from Hunsley Primary – a brand new school on Brough South – follows the removal of around 20 water voles in 2017 from the development site, to make way for groundworks. The animals were cared for by the Derek Gow consultancy, a specialist water vole ecology business in Devon, until the site was ready to receive them back. They also [...]