Take a tour inside the swanky new apartments at Hull's Liberty House
Liberty House in Hull's Old Town has been converted into 25 new luxury apartments.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Liberty House was previously occupied by the probation service - but just look at it now.
The Old Town office block in Liberty Lane, next to High Street, has recently been transformed into residential space featuring 25 stunning new apartments with prices starting from £118,000.
It is the latest addition to Hull's city centre living boom and opened its doors to would-be buyers on Saturday.
Take a look around those open to the public in the video above.
As well as one, two and three bedroom apartments, the scheme also includes a gym, a mini-cinema and an outdoor patio area with a built-in barbecue.
Other hi-tech features include superfast broadband plugged into each apartment, entry to a private car park controlled by number plate recognition cameras and a video door entry system for visitors.
It's the second of three major city centre residential projects to be completed by Hull-based Iguana Developments.
The £42m programme of works has already seen 45 apartments being created in Essex House in Manor Street, while the conversion of the former divisional police headquarters building in Queens Gardens is ongoing.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's viewings, Iguana's managing director Jason Coleman, said: "In reality we could have let Essex House out five times over.
"The demand has been unbelievable and now we are impressed with the positivity surrounding our latest development for sale on Liberty Lane.
(Image: Jerome Ellerby)
"Clearly Hull City Council also sees a demand with their proposal for 2,500 homes in the city centre.
"The good bars and restaurants are busy during the week as well as weekends but more residents coming in will continue to invigorate the city centre."
He said his company deliberately avoided cutting corners in its developments.
“It's so easy for developers to pile them high and sell them cheap but that is not the way we operate," he said.
"To appeal to our target market, the key is to avoid scrimping on quality and space.
"At Liberty House we could have planned 30 apartments as many developers would but we have given more floor space to 25 and added a gym and a cinema instead."
One of the apartments open to the public for viewings between 11am and 3pm on Saturday (Image: Jerome Ellerby)
Saturday's open day was the first time people could see the apartments up close without booking an appointment.
Mr Coleman said: "We are registered with the Help To Buy Scheme, so only a five per cent deposit is required.
"In some major cities it's almost impossible for anyone with average earnings to do this but in Hull, at present, property is more affordable and anyone with a five per cent deposit can get on the ladder with mortgage payments similar to their rent payments."
The complex was open to the public for viewings between 11am and 3pm on Saturday. For more details about Liberty House, click here.