Last Saturday saw divers from Pontefract Scuba Club, along with Aston Services Group, take to the waters at Princes Quay, Hull, with specialist equipment to clean up the dock.

Kris Brown, Regional Operations Manager at Aston Services Group (who provide cleaning and security at Princes Quay) and member of the diving team from Pontefract Scuba Club:

“The Dock at Princes Quay is an iconic landmark here in Hull and it’s maintenance and cleanliness is a priority of the centre management. Dating from 1829, Princes Dock is home to the multi purpose award winning shopping centre – which is on stilts above the water!   Princes Quay shopping centre hosts events, activities and community projects on a regular basis and the upkeep of the Dock is essential in maintaining a safe and hygienic visitor experience. The dive included specialist equipment to clean the Dock and the team encountered visibility of only around 1 metre with a lot of silt clouding the water.

We saw plenty of fish with some of the larger carp coming over to say hello! We are pleased were able to help clean it up to and make it better for the fish down there.”

The Princes Quay Street Team took care of the area surrounding the Dock and litter picking throughout the city centre. Inside the centre, shoppers were able to take part in upcycling workshops and family-friendly games.

The Sustainability Project is all part of the centre’s PQ on Point month-long fashion event. This week has focused on up-cycling, vegan ranges and fair trade picks.

Princes Quay’s ground floor has also been hosting a unique exhibition, in partnership with Drunk Animal, who will be installing various elements that have been used throughout their work, highlighting climate change.