From jamie goodwin | Wednesday 31 July 2019
Serviced accommodation specialists produced winning bid for listed former NHS facility, which dates back to 1890.
Serviced accommodation specialist Hull Serviced Apartments (HSA) has acquired Victoria House, a former Victorian hospital in Park Street, Hull.
The building, which dates back to 1890, was awarded listed building status in 1994 due to its architectural and historical importance to the city.
The former NHS facility opposite the St Stephen's retail development was put up for sale by Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust last year.
HSA's bid was unanimously agreed to be the best in terms of maximising value to the taxpayer and securing the future preservation of the building.
The firm added Victoria House to a growing portfolio including Hull's first public library, the James Reckitt Library, the Charterhouse School, the Endsleigh Centre in Beverley High Road and the Winding House in Victoria Dock.
The multi-million pound Endsleigh Park is HSA’s most ambitious project to date.
HSA recently received approval for plans to restore East Hull Baths.
The latest development is in keeping with the firm's track record of acquiring and investing in heritage properties in Hull before restoring them to their former glory.
HSA managing director James Ledger said the firm was in the final stages of preparing outline plans on the property.
He said: "Victoria House is yet another among the many stunning architectural properties in Hull, with both a fascinating history yet an uncertain future. It's therefore great to have been able to secure that future and ensure that it will be there for current and future generations to appreciate.
"We will of course be following our usual development philosophy with this project, which centres around the three Rs - renovation, restoration and regeneration. We will be submitting our plans imminently and we can't wait to get started on this project."