The local partners driving forward the regeneration of Hull’s Fruit Market have revealed their vision for the £80m transformation of the city’s cultural and creative quarter.
Regeneration company Wykeland Group and residential developer Beal Homes said the rejuvenation of the Fruit Market 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 Fruit Market, in partnership with Hull City Council.
Wykeland Beal said its vision for the Fruit Market was:
“A unique, vibrant, cultural quarter where people live, work and play.”
The ambition 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.
C4DI sits at the heart of the Fruit Market and we love being here. We have seen the transformation over the past years and have watched as the area has started to become the wonderful cultural (and digital!) quarter of the city. We are hugely supportive of what Wykeland Beal are doing and look forward to being part of something so exciting.