Plans to transform empty HM Revenue & Customs offices into 48 city centre flats

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 6 Oct 2017

Owners of a former HM Revenue & Customs office have approached council bosses to ask if they can convert the building from offices into flats.

The now-empty building in Cherry Court, Ferensway, in the city centre, covers three floors.

Now, owners, Mapeley Gamma Acquisition Co., are hoping it can be turned into 48 self-contained flats.

A letter to the planning office of Hull City Council says: “Cherry Court is a purpose built office building located off Ferensway, Hull. Ferensway runs along the east of the site boundary, with Hull Truck Theatre to the south and office units to the north.

“The site is 0.34 hectares and comprises a three-storey office building, comprising 3,281sqm of floor space.

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

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

In a transport statement, planners said: "The application does not propose any changes to the existing access or parking area, which provides 48 parking spaces and therefore a parking ratio of 1 space per unit.

"The application site is located adjacent to Hull city centre, with excellent access to local facilities, services and public transport netwoerks.

"The proposed residential use would be considered to be less intensive than the use of the building as an office."

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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