Plans unveiled for £80m Fruit Market

Plans unveiled for £80m Fruit Market

The companies behind the regeneration of Hull’s Fruit Market have revealed their vision for the £80m transformation of the city’s cultural and creative quarter.

Developers Wykeland Group and residential developer Beal Homes said the rejuvenation would see £70m of privately-funded development in Hull’s most ‘significant urban regeneration project.’

The two long-established Hull companies have formed a joint venture company, Wykeland Beal, to breathe new life into the market, in partnership with Hull City Council.

Wykeland Beal said its vision for the market was: “A unique, vibrant, cultural quarter where people live, work and play.”

The plan is to create an “urban village” featuring business, arts, culture, retail and leisure uses, together with new, mews-style homes, in and among the waterside district’s warehouses and cobbled streets.

The transformation will create new independent shops, boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants in an area that will take centre stage during Hull’s year as UK City of Culture in 2017 and beyond.

The plans were revealed following a “guerrilla” marketing graffiti campaign in the Fruit Market promoting how “change is happening” in the area and the appearance of hoardings signposting the regeneration work.

View the plans here: