This 'flagship and iconic' seven-storey apartment block could soon be built in Hull city centre

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Aug 2017

Plans have been revealed for a new "flagship" seven-storey apartment block on Freetown Way.

Plans submitted to Hull City Council show artist’s impressions of the luxurious 67 apartment building, which is proposed to be built near Napoleon’s casino.

The land on the corner of Trippett Street and Freetown Way is currently used as a temporary car public car park, and is the former site of the Hull Municipal Buildings and Hull Register Office.

The proposed block will have ground floor parking for 35 vehicles, under six floors of tiered apartment buildings.

The Hull municipal offices were built in the 1930s before being demolished by Hull City Council three years ago, and has been used as a long-stay car park since.

The site also borders Carroll Place to the west and Little Mason Street to the north, where it neighbours the former St Mary’s Church Cemetery and Charter House conservation area.

The development will boast a communal garden and decking area on the first floor, with a number of the flats containing private decking.

Twelve flats will have private balconies built, according to the plans from JRL Homes.

A statement about the building design reads: “The design proposed responds to the open visible nature of the site and aspires to become a ‘flagship’ building in the city centre of Hull.

The former Municipal Offices in Freetown Way

“The tiered effect of the apartments not only allows the scale of the development to build up but also provide good amenity area for each flat, using the roof of the apartments below as a large outside deck area.

“The tiered effect of the department development also carries nautical references as if to resemble a liner decking in the centre of the city so the imagery pays homage to the nautical history of the city of Hull.”

The design concept for the striking development states it intends to become “an iconic building in the city centre”.

The building is also designed to be constructed from high quality eco-friendly material and be flood risk free.

The tiered floors of apartments are designed in a horseshoe shape with a central communal area, all above the car park below.

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