The first residents have moved into a major development in Hull’s regenerated Fruit Market waterfront district.
Husband and wife Steve Copeman and Claire Bell have become the first buyers to take the keys in a new development in Hull, being built by Wykeland Beal.
The couple has bought a two-bedroom apartment and are proud to be the first residents of a unique new community. “It’s quite an honour and makes it even more special,” Steve said. “We knew we would be one of the first to move in, but didn’t realise we would actually be the very first until our completion day.”
The complete scheme comprises 93 mews-style homes around the four private courtyards, all with secure parking, together with the 12 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Properties within the four quarters are mostly townhouses, arranged over two and three storeys, with a blend of traditional and contemporary styles.
The homes are being built by Wykeland Beal, a joint venture company formed by commercial developer Wykeland Group and housebuilder Beal Homes. The two long-established local businesses are working in partnership with Hull City Council.
The team reports that almost half of the 105 properties to be built are already sold.
Sue Waudby, Sales and Marketing Director of Beal Homes, speaking on behalf of Wykeland Beal, said: “We would like to congratulate Steve and Claire on becoming the first residents of our Fruit Market development. We’re sure they’ll love the property and being part of the Fruit Market community.
“The first quarter is now nearing completion, so we’ll see several more buyers moving in over coming weeks. It’s exciting to see it all coming together.”