Plans for a 150-bed hotel in the city centre have been approved by Hull City Council’s planning committee.
The £20m development is to be built on land next to the £36m Bonus Arena, between Castle Street and Princes Quay shopping centre.
It would also see the protection of two of the city’s listed buildings, with the Grade II-listed Castle Street Chambers building to be refurbished – and the empty Earl de Grey pub moved and rebuilt next door.
The nine-storey hotel will have a sky bar and roof terrace to the rear, with the relocated buildings alongside.
Alex Codd, the council’s assistant director of economic development and regeneration, said: “This is a fantastic development, bringing a new hotel adjacent to the Bonus Arena. The proposal also secures the long-term use of two currently vacant listed buildings, creating a revitalised gateway to the city centre.”
The scheme has been put forward by Castle Buildings LLP, a joint venture of Hull developer Wykeland Group and Princes Quay Developments, owner of Princes Quay Shopping Centre.
Wykeland development director Jonathan Stubbs, speaking on behalf of Castle Buildings LLP, said: “We are pleased this exciting development has gained planning approval.
“We will now work with planning officers to address the conditions of the consent and focus on bringing the scheme to fruition, to deliver the many economic, heritage and visitor benefits it will offer.
“We will also work closely with Highways England to ensure co-ordination between the relocation of the Earl De Grey building and the A63 Castle Street scheme, to avoid any delay to the road improvements.”