A new luxury serviced apartment building in Hull will be unveiled next month.
The development at the old Winding House in Victoria Dock – recognisable by its landmark chimney – has been converted into five stunning apartments, each with three en-suite bedrooms.
The 150-year-old building in Plimsoll Way is the oldest on the dock. Derelict since the 1970s, it is the only one remaining from the area’s shipping heyday, when it housed a stationary steam engine that winched ships into the dock from the Humber.
It is on Hull City Council’s local list of historically important structures. The council sold it to Hull Serviced Apartments (HAS) and the company has since invested £1.5 million to redevelop it while retaining its architectural and heritage value.
The works included a two-storey extension and glazed turret enclosing the building’s chimney.
Mark Jones, the local authority’s director of regeneration, said: “Projects such as this align perfectly with our desire to work with companies who share our vision to regenerate buildings of historical value in the city.”
Projects completed by HAS include the renovations of the old Charterhouse School and James Reckitt Library. The company is now working on the restoration of the Endsleigh Mercy Centre and Convent in Beverley High Road and in January were revealed as the new owners of the old East Hull Swimming Baths.
HSA managing director James Ledger said: “The preservation and regeneration of buildings of great heritage and architectural importance lies very much at the heart of my company’s philosophy. We have already completed some wonderful projects, the Winding House being the latest.
“However in terms of the future for both us and Hull, we feel like we’re only just getting started. It is therefore crucial for us to feel Hull City Council share our vision, and Mark Jones and his team have been fantastic in terms of the support they have shown and the synergies we have created.
“Collaboration between the private and public sectors is key as far as the economic growth of this region is concerned, and we look forward to developing this working relationship further.”