The new apartment block being built in Hull's Fruit Market

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 17 Dec 2018

Plans for a new apartment block in Hull's Fruit Market have been given the go-ahead.

The complex of seven upper floor flats above ground floor parking spaces will be built on the corner of Wellington Street and Pier Street.

The corner plot is currently open land.

One of the design features of the new building will be a 'green wall' of vegetation.

The developer behind the scheme is Kenny Keegan, who was also responsible for the neighbouring Egremont Russet complex of 19 investor-owned one and two-bed serviced apartments in Wellington Street.

Planning permission for the new-build has now been confirmed by Hull City Council.

Architectural designs for the new apartment block in Wellington Street

A design statement which formed part of the planning application said: "Essentially, we propose an exceptionally high-quality, striking building - designed to add to the newfound vitality of the Fruit Market.

"It is designed to add a jewel to the corner of Wellington Street and Pier Street, further helping put the area on the map with high quality pieces of architecture, along with The Deep and the new C4DI development, amongst others.

"We hope that the development will help to further raise the standards of living and design generally that have been improving in Hull in recent times.

"We appreciate that corner buildings are tricky to get right but when they are they add more to any townscape than a ‘mid terrace’ plot ever could.

"We propose that the corner will be striking, enhanced by the green feature wall drawing the eye into the building.

"The building is book-ended with traditional solid masonry structures. This allows our more contemporary, lightweight and transparent structure to work so well."

The new block will feature two one-bed flats, four two-bed units and one three-bed apartment.

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