Earlier this week, the University of Hull confirmed that The Lawns and Ferens Hall site will not be sold to the Home Office or to any other purchaser who advises that their intention is to use the site for accommodation for the Home Office.
Since then we have been made aware of some rumours and speculation making false claims about the University. To be clear, we would like to reassure everyone that the University will not sell or rent The Lawns and Ferens Hall property to the Home Office or to any other organisation who advises that their intention is to use the site for accommodation for the Home Office. This decision has been taken and we will not go back on our commitment.
We have listened closely to the feedback from the community and, following constructive conversations with members of the community, regional MPs, the Police, the NHS, local authorities and other key stakeholders, we have taken this decision based on the concerns which have been raised.
While the University still intends to sell the land, we will continue to engage with key stakeholders in the region to determine a financially viable alternative for The Lawns and Ferens Hall that reflects the communities’ priorities.