Plans to transform King William House with restaurants and flats in Hull city centre

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 12 May 2017

A 1970s office block in Hull's Old Town could be heading for a major facelift.

King William House in Market Place is best known for its glazed window panels which reflect views of Holy Trinity Church. Built it in 1975, it also includes an Argos store and a 600-space multi-storey car park.

Now, proposals have been revealed to transform the currently empty upper floor offices into apartments along with a new rooftop terrace. In addition, new bars and restaurants could be created fronting Market Place.

A picture from the brochure

Four large ground-floor units for possible leisure use form part of a new marketing brochure published by estate agents Garness Jones and property firm NPS.

A planning application seeking permission to change the use of offices on the upper floors to 30 one and two-bed flats has also recently been submitted to Hull City Council.

Paul White, director at Garness Jones, said: "We sold the property to a local developer last year.

"We are currently in the process of working with them and a number of national operators with a view to bringing them into the scheme.

"We are trying to bring a good choice of operator into that part of the city centre because we believe it will provide some synergy with the new developments going on in the Fruit Market."

It's expected a planning application covering the proposed ground-floor leisure use units will be submitted to the council later this year.

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