A high-profile event has been announced to launch the development of new homes within Hull’s first urban village.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the launch weekend, held on the 20th and 21st January 2018, where the first details will be revealed of new homes in the resurgent Fruit Market waterside quarter. Visitors to the launch will have the opportunity to be among the first people to secure a high-quality contemporary property in a new community formed as part of Hull’s urban regeneration project.
Two long-established Hull businesses, regeneration company Wykeland Group and housebuilder Beal Homes, have come together in the Wykeland Beal joint venture to drive forward the regeneration of the Fruit Market, working in partnership with Hull City Council.
The development partners have hailed the launch of the £17m residential scheme as the latest major chapter in the transformation of the Fruit Market, building on the momentum of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017.
Richard Beal, Chairman and Managing Director of Beal Homes, said: “The Fruit Market offers not just a place to live, but a unique lifestyle opportunity – the chance to be part of a new, vibrant community where people love to live, work and play, and where residents have everything they need close to hand.
“With the regeneration of the Fruit Market taking root and Hull buoyed by City of Culture, we believe this is the perfect time to offer this new residential and lifestyle opportunity. We’ve had huge interest in the Fruit Market and we expect the launch to be very well attended.”
Wykeland Beal executives are expecting sterong interest, with around 2,000 people having already registered their interest in buying in the Fruit Market. People attending the launch will be given an overview of the development, view new external and internal images, and receive details of the property types and prices for the first homes released, which are due to be available for occupation from late 2018.
Dominic Gibbons, Managing Director of Wykeland Group, added: “Our ambition for the Fruit Market is for it to a place of energy, creativity and opportunity, alive with activity morning, noon and evening.
“An essential part of that is creating a high-quality residential community within the Fruit Market, bringing further vibrancy and vitality to an area that has been rejuvenated by unprecedented investment.”
The Fruit Market development will comprise 101 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes of varying types arranged in mews style around four private courtyards. The new homes will be mostly townhouses and duplex apartments, arranged over two and three storeys. The development will also feature the reinstatement of two historic squares – Scott’s Square and Horner’s Square – which had been lost due to demolition. The launch of the residential development follows a wave of private sector investment as the £80m, long-term transformation of the Fruit Market gathers pace.