Inside the 'smartest' new apartments in Hull with gorgeous Humber views

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 16 Apr 2019

These pictures and video show an exclusive first look inside the "smartest" new apartments in Hull.

The Winding House on Victoria Dock is a building which is writ large in the heritage and history of the city.

The 150-year old building is the oldest on the dock itself, and is the only remaining building which dates back to the area's shipping heyday.

The Winding House was originally home to a stationary steam engine which winched ships in to the dock from the Humber estuary.

Take a look around one of the smart apartments at the Winding House on Victoria Dock

However, since the cessation of this activity, and the subsequent rebirth of Victoria Dock as one of the city's most popular residential locations, the Winding House itself, while still part of the city's heritage trail, was allowed to fall into a "state of gradual disrepair".

Its once iconic tower becoming an increasingly "sorry sight".

That is until serviced accommodation specialists Hull Serviced Apartments (HSA) acquired the building.

The company has spent the past couple of years redeveloping and restoring the building, and has to date invested £1.5m in the project.

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 Along the way, they had "many conversations" with local council and planning representatives, who while "pleased" to see it finally rejuvenated were also "keen to see its architectural and heritage value retained".

Other already active properties of the company's include the old Charterhouse School and the James Reckitt Library, and it is currently also working on the restoration of the Endsleigh Mercy Centre and Convent in Beverley High Road.

The Winding House In Plimsoll Way, Victoria Dock

It was also recently in the news for being revealed as the new owners of the old East Hull Swimming Baths.

Fast forward to April 2019, and this Easter weekend will see the opening of the Winding House Serviced Apartments.

HSA managing director James Ledger said that he is extremely proud of his team's achievements and the end result of several years' work.

"In comparison to some of our other projects, this has felt like quite a long journey, and we have been keen to ensure all the various planning, heritage and civic groups have approved of the work we have undertaken," he said.

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The building is now set for launch, and Mr Ledger said that he is excited to finally see it ready to welcome and play host to the increasing numbers of guests which Hull attracts from all over the UK, and the world.

"The combined developments of Hull's rise as a significant UK cultural centre as well as its emergence as a leading hub in the renewable energy industry have meant that it is firmly on the national and international map these days, and we now don't just get people coming for a day trip or a weekend break, but also people who are planning to spend anything from a few days to a few months in the city," he said.

"Such guests are therefore keen to find somewhere to stay which is more of a 'home away from home' for them, and as a business this is the service we focus on providing."

The Winding House In Plimsoll Way, Victoria Dock

Take a look at the video and gallery above to see an exclusive first look of the property, showing the dramatic transformation which it has undergone, highlighting not only its "impressive" new exterior, and "stylish" interiors, but also the "fantastic" outward views across the city and the River Humber, offering a new perspective on the city's skyline and waterway.

For more details about how to book one of the apartments and for prices, click here.

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