Inside former Hull convent now transformed into stunning apartments

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 May 2019

Images have revealed the stunning transformation of a former Beverley Road convent into luxury new apartments.

The Endsleigh Centre had been disused and abandoned since The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy announced it was leaving the site in 2015.

Despite objection from residents, plans to convert the building – which opened as a convent in 1901 – into 132 new flats were approved in December 2017.

Now, developer Hull Serviced Apartments (HSA) has announced the first phase of the transformation is complete, and will be launched later this month.

Images have also been released of the work so far, and it’s a far cry from its former state.

Drone footage of the Endsleigh Centre in Beverley Road

James Ledger, managing director at HSA, said: "I was delighted when we became the new owners of this prestigious property, steeped in so much history.

“Aside from the breathtaking convent and chapel, whose features we have preserved right down to the stunning stained glass windows, a further walk around the grounds reveals so many more hidden gems and secluded spots, originally designed for contemplation, reflection and meditation."

Endsleigh Centre is a property and site steeped in history. It was founded by Catherine McAuley as the Hull home of the Sisters of Mercy.

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 The building has since been through several transformations, including that of a convent, chapel, educational college, and most recently a retreat and conference centre.

It had however been empty for a number of years before its redevelopment began.

Inside the transformed Endsleigh Centre in Beverley Road (Image: HSA)

The first phase of the work has now seen 40 en-suite apartments created. Also in the complex are communal lounge spaces, kitchens, a gym and cinema room.

The Endsleigh Centre’s transformation is the latest in string of projects from HSA.

READ MORE: Further details of how East Hull's historic swimming baths set to be transformed

 The company earlier this year announced its acquisition and future plans for the former East Hull swimming baths, and even more recently just this month, for its restoration and relaunch of the historic Winding House on Victoria Dock.

Endsleigh Park is the company’s most ambitious project to date, being the largest residential development to be completed in Hull this year, and represents a multi-million pound investment.

Inside the transformed Endsleigh Centre in Beverley Road (Image: HSA)

The first residents will be welcomed to Endsleigh Park later in May, with a second phase to be announced later in the year.

Previously, Mr Ledger told Hull Live he would keep the building's exterior as much as possible.

He said: “All the stained glass windows which are there will be kept the same, and the exterior of the building will be unchanged.

“The orchard, memorial garden and maze will also be kept – there is no point in cutting corners, and I want that to be the finest accommodation in the area.”

One of the bedrooms in the new block of apartments (Image: HSA)

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