Hull Trinity House has a rich history, and an excellent track record, but it was realised that the existing buildings were no longer adequate to cater for pupils.
Despite the limitations of the dilapidated buildings, their results have been among the best – not just regionally, but nationally as well. In 2011, 98 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to Cs. After careful deliberation, it was decided that the school should move to the Derek Crothall Building – situated at the corner of George Street and Wilberforce Drive in
Hull city centre. Previously in use by the University of Lincoln, it was acquired by Hull City Council, and has been remodelled internally to accommodate 600 pupils – doubling the current numbers. The outside of the building has been re-clad to create an energy efficient structure.
The work began in September, 2012, and was successfully completed for the start of the new term in September 2013, when Hull Trinity House Academy relocated.
Hull Esteem Consortium, which was appointed by Hull City Council to deliver the BSF project, brought family company Houlton on board to deliver the £10m relocation of Hull Trinity House Academy. Houlton has been trading for more than 130 years in the city, and the company’s first foray into the BSF programme was a £360,000 renovation of a specialist centre which provides support and education for young mothers aged between 13 and 18. After work on the Schoolgirl Mums’ Unit, in Boulevard, west Hull, was complete, Houlton started work on the relocation of Hull Trinity House Academy. Keith Gilson, commercial director of Houlton, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the construction contracts to deliver two outstanding educational facilities to the city of Hull. “As on any project, we utilise our extensive expertise in the industry and knowledge of the local area to build schools which will benefit future generations and that the city can be proud of.”