Look inside these luxury holiday apartments now available in Hull's Fruit Market
Apartment 206 in the Wellington Street property
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 15 Mar 2018
These pictures show how a building off Humber Street has been transformed into a number of luxury holiday-let apartments.
The apartments at Wellington Street in the Fruit Market has been transformed into around a dozen flats with incredible views onto the Humber and across the city centre.
Kenny Keegan, who has developed the properties during the past two years, says he is keen to highlight how impressive Hull is to people from outside the city.
The first apartments, run by We Love HU, have been available for more than a month with more currently being made available at the site.
The owner says it is important to keep the flats’ Hull heritage at the forefront of the properties with a number of Hull-inspired artworks across the apartments.
Mr Keegan said: “The Fruit Market is the place that people want to be at the minute. There is a huge buzz around the area and we’ve been seen that popularity from the outset.
“We don’t want people to forget they are in Hull. We want to be proud of Hull and make people realise how great it is.
The kitchen of a luxury apartment
“I worked in the city in London and I think it’s important we eradicate the misconceptions people there often have. People look around the flats, look around the area here and think, wow. That’s the response Hull deserves.
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“We’re sorting out some We love HU uniforms. The branding is all about having that Hull identity.”
The courtyard of the luxury apartments has also been decorated as a tribute to the Fruit Market.
The living area of apartment 102
Artist Calvin Innes has painted a huge mural on a wall in the courtyard inspired by an old black and white photograph of the fruit market.
Mr Keegan says the business aims to provide “London opulence but with a Northern sensibility” with the stylish apartments.
“The word boutique is used too much nowadays, but we have tried to create that unique feel here,” he said. “Every apartment is different, and each room is slightly different too.
A bedroom in apartment 102
“There are about 12 to 16 apartments. We’ve been finishing some off but they have been selling well.
“We have been selling shares in the flats – at eight per cent interest – to try and make them a much more viable investment for most people.
“The aim has been to make it so there is at least one apartment that will suit you. It’s actually a friend who works as a primary school teacher who has been our designer but I think the end product looks great and people have been impressed.
Adjacent bedrooms in one of the apartments
“There are furnishings we have had hand-made and we’ve made sure that everything is of the highest quality. The beds are all what they use at the Claridge hotel in London.”
The apartments are owned by crowdfunding investment firm Prople and let out by We Love Hu, with letting prices ranging from around £90 per night.
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