£1.2m renovation completed in Hull’s Old Town

£1.2m renovation completed in Hull’s Old Town

£1.2m renovation completed in Hull’s Old Town

Developer Allenby Commercial has completed a £1.2m renovation of heritage sites in Hull’s Old Town, many of which date back to the 17th century.

The redevelopment has seen two historic riverside properties given a new lease of life.

The firm have converted Danish Buildings and the adjoining Grade II listed Bayles House into 17 studios that are being snapped up by local creative professionals.

The renovation has been supported with £250,000 from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber LEP.

Chair of the Humber LEP, Stephen Parnaby OBE, said:

“We’re thrilled to see work complete on this historic Hull building, which we were pleased to support through the Local Growth Fund.

“Not only has it supported the regeneration of an important building in the Old Town, it has also supported the creation of new office space and enabled start-ups and existing businesses to grow their operations in a city centre location.”

Minister for regional growth and local government, Simon Clarke MP, said:

“I am delighted that the redevelopment of Danish Buildings has now completed, creating new jobs for the people of Hull and providing a much-needed boost to the riverside while preserving the rich heritage of these historic buildings.

“The Government invested £250,000 into this important development and I am pleased to see that small businesses and new start-ups are already benefitting from being able to grow their businesses in Hull city centre.”

£1.2m renovation completed in Hull’s Old Town

Charlie Allenby, business development manager at Allenby Commercial – pictured above, said:

“The support of the Humber LEP was a very significant factor in the whole project. It enabled us to carry out much more of the restoration work which has become a key feature of both buildings.

“The idea was to entice creative and productive people out of their spare rooms at home and into Hull city centre, and where better than the Old Town and the cobbles of High Street to bring like-minded businesses under one roof?”

Allenby Commercial began the renovation in 2017, after the company purchased the buildings from Hull City Council.

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