Construction begins at Hull’s new urban village

Construction begins at Hull’s new urban village

Developer Wykeland Beal begins work on a £17m development in central Hull.

Foundations are in place and the first bricks have been laid at the Fruit Market residential development, which forms a major part of Hull’s first urban village.

The start of building work means the first residents are expected to move in by Christmas, with the remainder of properties in the first of four quarters that make up the development set for occupation by spring next year.

The development will feature 101 two and three bedroom homes arranged in mews style around four private courtyards, all with secure parking. The properties are mostly townhouses, arranged over two and three storeys, as well as varying styles of apartments.

Bricklayer Mike Burley at work on the Fruit Market development. At peak times up to 100 construction workers will be on site

The homes are being built by Wykeland Beal, a joint venture company formed by regeneration company Wykeland Group and housebuilder Beal Homes. The two long-established local businesses are working in partnership with Hull City Council to deliver the £80m regeneration of the Fruit Market waterside district.

Richard Beal, Chairman and Managing Director of Beal Homes, speaking on behalf of Wykeland Beal, said: “It’s really exciting to see the site a hive of activity and the first properties starting to rise out of the ground. It’s now full steam ahead to deliver the first development of its kind within the city.”

The £17m development is expected to be completed by summer 2020.

Further information on new homes in the Fruit Market is available at

Main Image: (from left) Beal Homes Sales and Marketing Director Sue Waudby, Site Manager John Ellis, Construction Director John Goodfellow and Chairman and Managing Director Richard Beal at Wykeland Beal’s residential development site in Hull’s Fruit Market.

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