From jamie goodwin | Friday 29 May 2020
City centre development now back on track for summer completion.
Construction has restarted at a major Hull city centre development.
The Glass House complex in Queen’s Gardens was closed due to measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
But the development is now said to be back on track for summer completion.
As part of the initial measures to gently ease restrictions, prospective buyers can now also view properties accompanied by estate agents.
The development of 94 apartments, including 21 duplex penthouses, is a central feature of the regeneration scheme from Iguana Developments.
Councillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for planning, land and property, said: “It is great to see that investment in the city centre is continuing during these unusual economic times.
“This development represents another exciting city centre conversion following on from the success of K2 and Essex House. The developer has worked very closely with both the council’s planning and building control teams to ensure the scheme provides high-quality spacious accommodation on a prime site in the city centre and we hope to see our continued working with Iguana Developments as they continue to invest in high-end city centre accommodation.”
The company has converted several buildings from offices into apartments in Hull City Centre and The Old Town.
Managing director Jason Coleman said: "“Following the lockdown delay, we have spoken to our teams who confirm they are happy to get back to work, in the knowledge we are keeping them safe.
“This means we are now back up and running, almost at full capacity. The nature of their work enables them to remain at safe distances, as well as wearing the correct PPE.
“From Saturday 6 June, viewings will be strictly by appointment only, to allow no more than two members of the same household accompanied by one of us.
“We have taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of potential buyers. All doors will be open to avoid touch contact and we are also providing face masks, gloves and hand sanitiser for use on arrival and exit.”