Plans for almost 50 new city centre flats have moved a step closer

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 19 Feb 2018

Plans to create almost 50 new flats in the centre of Hull have moved a step closer.

An application was submitted to transform the former HM Revenue and Customs building in Ferensway into 48 flats in September.

The plans – which would see flats built over three floors with a designated parking space for each one – have now been given prior approval by Hull City Council .

Developers said in their application: “Prior approval is sought for the change of use of Cherry Court to 48 self-contained apartments.

“The apartments would be provided over the three floors and would be accessed via the existing entrances.

“The parking area at the site’s frontage would be maintained to serve the new occupants.”

The HM Revenue and Customs building is between Hull Truck Theatre and the recently-unveiled Doubletree by Hilton hotel.

The plans – if given the full go-ahead – would also see space for almost 40 more bicycles provided.

Developers said turning the building into flats would not have any impact on the surrounding roads in the city centre.

They said although the times vehicles are likely to visit the building is expected to be different to that of an office, the site has off-road parking spaces to prevent any issues.

“It is not considered that there would be noise of a frequency and volume that would have an unacceptable impact on the proposed dwellings.

“Indeed, there are already other residential properties in the vicinity.

“The noise from the surrounding commercial premises would not have an adverse impact on the future occupiers of the development,” planners said.

The building is in a prime location in the city centre , with Hull Truck Theatre just behind it and Paragon Station just 300m away.

Owners have proposed to keep existing entrances on Portland Street and the car park at the front. Planners also said that no work will be needed to be completed on the outside of the building.

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