New Fruit Market homes on horizon as first steelwork put up

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 4 Jun 2018

THE first steelwork has gone up on a new £17m residential development at Hull’s Fruit Market.

The steel frames at the junction of Queen Street and Blanket Market give some idea of the scale of construction at the site where 101 new homes will eventually be built.

The site between Humber Street and Castle Street has been cleared for several months as contractors have prepared the land for development by Wykeland Beal.

Foundations have also been laid for some of the first homes while the steelwork has been erected where a former bank and post office once stood.

A launch event for the development held earlier this year attracted around 700 people.

They were the first to see details of the first new homes on offer with an initial 33 properties being snapped up off-plan.

Work has also started on new properties fronting Humber Street

Prices for properties released so far range from £149,995 for a two-bedroom apartment up to £274,995 for a three-bedroom townhouse with car port or parking space.

The residential scheme is part of a wider £80m facelift for the Fruit Market area which has included the transformation of Humber Street.

Speaking at the launch, Richard Beal, chairman and managing director of Beal Homes, said: “We’re delighted with the response and the number of properties that have been reserved off-plan.
“This will be a residential development unlike anything seen previously in Hull or East Yorkshire.

“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, where residents have everything they need close to hand.

“This development will bring the contemporary lifestyle and energetic vibe of the trendiest areas of major cities such as London, Manchester and Liverpool to Hull, combined with a true sense of community.”

In Humber Street itself, work has also started on constructing a number of new properties fronting the street following the demolition of some unsafe buildings.

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