Bring Back the Victoria Avenue Fountain

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Bring Back the Victoria Avenue Fountain

Victoria Fountain By Victoria Fountain

Please help us reinstate a working fountain on the junction of Victoria Avenue and Salisbury Street, Hull

Kingston upon Hull Fundraising stage

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In the early 1900's The Avenues area of Hull was characterised by fountains. There were fountains on six of the road junctions, but now there are only two, and neither of them has water. The fountain on Victoria Avenue disappeared some time during the 1920s. The replacement fountain we plan to install will have water cascading from the top throughout the summer months. It will look and sound fantastic!

What we'll deliver:

  • We have already commissioned the manufacture of the main parts of the fountain in cast iron
  • We will arrange for the fountain to be finished and delivered to Hull
  • We will order and supervise the foundations needed for the fountain
  • We will supervise the delivery and installation
  • We will arrange for the connection of electricity, and water
  • We will organise and publicise a 'Switch On' celebration on the day the water is switched on
  • We will arrange regular maintenance, so that the fountain can have clean running water for years to come

Why it's a great idea:

The roundabout at the junction of Victoria Avenue and Salisbury Street currently looks empty and forlorn. A working fountain will enhance the street scene, bring a piece of the area's history back, increase residents' pride in the area and be a legacy for generations to come.

Steps to get it done:

  • Obtain Planning Permission for the Installation of the fountain
  • Raise enough money to pay for the manufacture of the fountain to begin
  • Commission the manufacture of the main parts of the fountain
  • Arrange for construction of the foundations the fountain will need
  • Arrange for connections to electricity and water
  • Supervise preparation of the roundabout site for the delivery of the fountain
  • Supervise the delivery and installation of the Fountain
  • Organise and publicise a 'Switch On' celebration for the day the water is switched on

In 2015 we carried out a public survey and 96% of respondents indicated that they would like to have the fountain reinstated. For the past few years we have erected a wooden replica fountain on the roundabout for 2 weeks during the local Open Gardens event. The wooden fountain has attracted a lot of attention and many people have said they wish we could leave it there all year. A cast iron, working fountain will look so much better than that!

Location Kingston upon Hull

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Hull City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £151,350

Supply and deliver cast iron fountain, including VAT - £102,606 (68%)
Installation costs, i.e. foundations and connections to water, sewerage & electricity, including VAT - £30,370 (20%)
4 sea creatures at base of fountain - £2,000 each +VAT - £9,600 (6%)
10 stylised leaves around the top pillar (5 small @ £50 each and 5 large @ £75 each +VAT) - £750 (0%)
Insurance - £578 (0%)
Other - £7,446 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

68%
Supply and deliver cast iron fountain, including VAT
£102,606
20%
Installation costs, i.e. foundations and connections to water, sewerage & electricity, including VAT
£30,370
6%
4 sea creatures at base of fountain - £2,000 each +VAT
£9,600
0%
10 stylised leaves around the top pillar (5 small @ £50 each and 5 large @ £75 each +VAT)
£750
0%
Insurance
£578
5%
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£7,446
  • Spacehive fees
    £4,322
  • Transaction Fees
    £2,259
  • VAT
    £864

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Fountain running costs, i.e. electricity, water and sewerage charges
  • Maintenance costs
  • Periodic repainting

Total £151,350

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