Houlton successfully completed the Humber Street refurbishment project, a major and complex scheme refurbishing a set of long term empty properties on Humber Street and Pier Street in Hull.
The commercial refurbishments transformed the former warehouses into units of flexible space that promote and accommodate new creative industries such as galleries, offices, digital companies as well as providing grow on spaces, and independent retail/restaurant/café uses.
The project achieved its aim of retaining the unique mix of architectural styles and the industrial heritage of the Fruit Market.
Fruit Market (bordering Hull Marina) has a growing and exciting range of businesses where nearly every weekend visitors to the Fruit Market can expect there to be a hive of activity down the street - from Boutique Markets, live music, art exhibitions and refreshment.
Procured via the YORbuild framework scheme, The Fruit Market refurbishment project began consisted of three separate contracts:
Lot 1: Conversion and refurbishment of 14-18 Humber Street and 3-4 Pier Street to provide affordable residential apartments above commercial units (funded by Hull City Council and the Homes & Communities Agency Empty Home II programme)
Lot 2: Conversion and refurbishment of 14-18 Humber Street and 3-4 Pier Street to provide commercial units under residential units (Funded by Hull City Council, Homes & Communities Agency and Wykeland Beal Limited)
Lot 3: Conversion and refurbishment of 2-9 and 71-72 Humber Street to provide commercial units (funded by Hull City Council and the Coastal Communities programme)
The completion of the scheme is another great example of Hull’s regeneration programme leading up to City of Culture in 2017
In November 2017 Humber Street was awarded the title of The Great Street at the 2017 Urbanism Awards.