The scheme consists of 12 bespoke industrial units contained within 3 steel framed portal buildings to allow for the relocation of the historic Hull Fruit Market from its city centre site to a modern base on Priory Park East.
Units 1 – 4 in block A were speculative built for sale or rent and were left empty with no internal fit out other than mains services were installed.
Units 5 – 8 in block B and units 9 – 12 in block C were constructed to bespoke end user specifications. Each unit has an amenity area which consists of office, welfare and toilet facilities.
All of the blocks are constructed on reinforced concrete strip and pad foundations with the cast insitu reinforced concrete floor slab acting as a tie to the foundations.
There is a structural steel portal frame with composite insulated steel sheet cladding to the roof and walls. Roof lights are installed to provide natural lighting thus reducing energy consumption from lighting.
Insulated sectional doors were installed in all units to provide vehicular accesswith insulated steel fire escape doors provided as means of escape. The primary entrance door has a powered disabled access mechanism for opening and closing the door to ensure compliance with DDA regulations.
In units 5 – 12 a flood refuge was created at first floor level. All of the units were pressure tested to ensure minimal air leakage and thus reduce energy consumption.
External works included vehicle loading bays and parking with associated drainage and perimeter fencing.