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Last chance to join thriving Fruit Market community as final homes are released

Pictured in Scott’s Square are, from left, Hollie Thomson and Tom Pearson, Ryan Prescott, Sophie Lee and Dr Ashraf Hanna, who are among residents who have made their homes in the new Fruit Market community. Picture: R&R studio.

The final phase of a contemporary city living development has been released in Hull’s Fruit Market urban village.

The Fruit Market has become home to a wide range of residents from young couples, to professionals, families and retired people, all seeking the vibrant lifestyle offered by the waterfront location.

The growth of the community has now reached another milestone with housebuilder Beal Homes releasing homes in Finkle Quarter, the final phase of Hull’s most exciting residential development in decades.

The properties are mostly townhouses, all with outdoor space and secure parking within private courtyards, with the first homes in Finkle Quarter ready for occupation by early summer.

The newly-released homes in Finkle Quarter range from a two bedroom, second floor apartment, priced at £184,995, to a three bedroom three storey townhouse at £269,995.

Construction of the £20m Fruit Market development is expected to be complete by the end of this year and, when fully occupied, around 300 people will be part of the new neighbourhood.

Residents say they enjoy having everything they need on their doorstep, including independent shops, galleries, cafés, restaurants and bars. Even during lockdown they can enjoy a scenic stroll around the nearby Hull Marina and waterfront.

And, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of new businesses have launched in nearby Humber Street over recent months, meaning residents will have even more opportunities to enjoy their community as restrictions ease.

Professor Trevor Burnard, Director of the Wilberforce Institute in Hull, and his wife Deborah Morgan, a librarian, moved into their two storey home with a loft room in November 2020.

The couple, both 60, relocated from Melbourne, Australia, and chose to make the Fruit Market their home.

Deborah said: “We love the atmosphere and vibrancy of the Fruit Market with the bars, restaurants, shops and galleries close by.

“Once restrictions are eased, the lifestyle the Fruit Market offers is exactly what we signed up for. We love going for walks around the marina and I can imagine how dynamic and fun it will be in the summer when hopefully everything can reopen. I know we won’t be disappointed.”

Sue Waudby, Beal Sales and Marketing Director, said: “The Fruit Market residential development is now into its final phase with the release of Finkle Quarter, which will be a fantastic addition to Hull’s most vibrant area.

“We’re delighted that people who have chosen to make their homes in the Fruit Market have had such a positive experience and formed such a close-knit community. The release of Finkle Quarter offers the final opportunities to become part of Hull’s place to be.”

The Fruit Market residential development is a key element of the £80m regeneration of the waterfront district being driven forward by the Wykeland Beal joint venture of commercial developer Wykeland Group and Beal Homes, working in partnership with Hull City Council.

• To find out more about buying in the Fruit Market call 01482 977776.