It’s here … Hull’s most exciting residential development in decades!
Hull’s most exciting residential development in decades launches today with property hunters having the chance to become part of a vibrant new waterside community.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend an eagerly-awaited launch event today and tomorrow (January 20 and 21) for a high-quality development of townhouses and apartments in the city’s Fruit Market.
The development marks the arrival of contemporary urban living in Hull and offers an exciting new lifestyle opportunity in the ever-evolving Fruit Market waterside quarter, which has been at the heart of Hull’s hugely-successful year as UK City of Culture.
The development is seen as a major milestone in the rejuvenation of Hull and as critical to supporting a buoyant 24/7 economy in the heart of the city.
New images released today show the properties arranged over two and three storeys, forming part of a new urban village amid the cobbled streets of the Fruit Market. Blending traditional and contemporary styles, the homes have been designed to create a highly attractive and sustainable new neighbourhood with a distinct sense of community.
In all there will be 101 high-quality two and three bedroom homes arranged in mews style around four private courtyards – Horner’s Quarter, Martin’s Quarter, Scott’s Quarter and Finkle Quarter – all names synonymous with the history and heritage of the Fruit Market. The development will also see the reinstatement of two historic squares, Scott’s Square and Horner’s Square, which were lost to demolition many years ago.
The £17m scheme is the latest chapter in the £80m, long-term transformation of the Fruit Market, which is being driven forward by the Wykeland Beal joint venture, working in partnership with Hull City Council.
The regeneration has seen the area transformed from a largely derelict district into one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing communities in the North, with an ongoing wave of investment in creative businesses, restaurants and bars, galleries and shops in and around Humber Street, in the heart of the Fruit Market.
The new homes will support continuing investment in the area, combining residential, commercial and leisure uses, consistent with Wykeland Beal’s “live, work and play” vision for the Fruit Market.
The Wykeland Beal joint venture has been formed by two long-established Hull businesses, regeneration company Wykeland Group and award-winning housebuilder Beal Homes, to lead the rejuvenation of the Fruit Market.
Richard Beal, Chairman and Managing Director of Beal Homes, speaking on behalf of Wykeland Beal, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming members of the public to the launch weekend.
“This is a very exciting moment for the regeneration of the Fruit Market and for Hull as a whole, because the city has not seen a residential development and a lifestyle opportunity like this before.
The launch event is being held from 10am to 5pm today and tomorrow, in Building C at the @TheDock development, adjacent to the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub in Queen Street in the Fruit Market.
People attending the launch will see detailed plans for the development, view new external and internal images and receive details of the property types and prices for the first homes to be released.
An independent mortgage advisor will also be available to provide guidance on mortgages and incentives such as the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, which makes it possible to buy a new home with just a 5% deposit.
For more information about the residential development and to register your interest in buying a new home in the Fruit Market go to www.fruitmarkethull.co.uk/live
People are strongly advised to confirm attendance in advance via the website, as interest is expected to be very high.