1,500 people register interest for just 101 new homes in Humber Street Hull

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 May 2017

They are becoming the most sought-after homes in Hull.

Over 100 new properties at Hull's Fruit Market development in Humber Street have gone up for sale - and already more than 1,500 people have registered their interest.

The 101 properties consisting of one, two and three bedroom homes are part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the area by Wykeland Beal.

Regeneration Group Wykeland Group and housing developers Beal Homes have developed the homes, which surround new bars, restaurants and shops.

According to the Fruit Market website, more than 1,500 people have registered their interest in the new properties.

The £17m residential development in the area labelled the city's "cultural and creative quarter" is part of their £80m redevelopment project.

Wykeland Group's David Donkin

Speaking to David Burns on BBC Radio Humberside on behalf of Wykeland Beal, David Donkin property director from the Wykland Group, said demand for the properties has been phenomenal.

He said: "We'll be moving onto site very shortly. The interest has been phenomenal. There's been about 1,500 registrations of interest in about 100 hundred units so there is a lot of interest in the area.

"And that's why we need to make sure we need to make sure the balance is right between the residential and the commercial.

"We have an application for planning consent for a car park, because if people a moving to an area then they need to park somewhere.

"You just need to walk around on Friday and Saturday and you see there is a massive increase in the number of people who are coming to the area which is great."

The property director said work on the residential properties will start within "the next month or so" with the first homes set to become available in up to 12 months' time.

Restaurants Butler Whites and Ambiente have moved to the area in the past year, as well as independent shops Chocolatier and Poorboy Boutique.

"We are making excellent progress," he said. "It is great to see lots of people out, walking around going into businesses and the contemporary art galleries.

"Part of the beauty of the area is the different characters, it's not like going to a big shopping centre with all the usual chain stores.

"Here we've got people who are local people making local produce like the Chocolatier and I think that's integral. We have got a lot of really good momentum with people going down there, people sitting out and enjoying a drink on a nice day."

At a licensing hearing yesterday Humber Dock Bar and Grill within the Fruit Market area was handed a 2am licence despite opposition from Wykeland Beal.

The developers told councillors they believe the late licence could lead to more antisocial late night behaviour which would affect the new residents in the area.

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