Hull City Centre

The water features in the Hull City Centre redevelopment transform this public realm. Queen Victoria Square boasting rings of lively individual jets choreographed to create a seamless flow from fountain to fountain, while Trinity Square holds mirror pools reflecting the imposing architecture of Hull Minster.

The Fountain Workshop has been responsible for two major water features in the heart of Hull as part of a full redevelopment of Hull’s city centre. Championed by our very own Mel Chantrey, the calming mirror pools in Trinity Square and the dancing jets in Queen Victoria Square add a splash of life to anyone exploring everything this city has to offer.

The Trinity Square mirror pools perfectly reflect Hull Minster, with the small ripples that emanate from the centre reflecting the shapes that can be seen in the Minister’s awesome gothic windows. This image of tranquillity inspires those walking through the square to take a moment to reflect, or simply just to breathe before going about their day.

Meanwhile, a short way away, the fountains at Queen Victoria Square encourage even the most serious of us to find our playful side. The bursts of water that erupt from a circle of jets form a centrepiece for the area, with seating surrounding the fountains. A calmer area during the Winter months, this feature comes into its own during the Summer as it becomes a place to rest and cool off.

Commissioned as part of Hull’s status as the European City of Culture 2017, these fountains have become central to the identity of the city, and the Fountain Workshop is immensely proud to have contributed to this success.

Project Facts

  • Location: Hull City Centre
  • Client: Hull City Council
  • Service: Design, build, management
  • Features: Victoria: Sequenced jets and lights; Trinity: Animated reflection pools
  • Partners: Re-form Landscape Architects, ARUP, Eurovia Contracting (North)
  • Photography: Courtesy of Steve Smith, Hull Minster, and Kay Challis