Owner of Hull shopping centre spearheads plans for new 150-bedroom hotel


The owner of one of Hull’s liveliest shopping centres is part of a £20m development plan to breathe new life into two derelict, historic buildings.

Princes Quay Developments, owner of Princes Quay Shopping Centre has joined forces with Wykeland Group to submit a proposal to Hull City Council that shows how a new 150-bedroom hotel could be built on land next to Hull’s Bonus Arena.

The nine-storey hotel would also include a rooftop sky bar.

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The plans would also revive the Castle Buildings site and see the main part of the former Earl de grey pub relocated, as well refurbish the neighbouring Castle Street Chambers building.

The two companies have submitted the plans as Castle Buildings LLP, and say the idea has evolved from consultation with council planning, conservation and highways officers and planning committee members, as well as Historic England, over the past two years.

“These plans are the result of a great deal of consideration and consultation to create a development that unlocks the potential of this key site,” said Jonathan Stubbs, development director of Wykeland, speaking on behalf of Castle Buildings LLP.

 “The proposals respect the past while also looking to the future, by restoring and bringing back to use two historic buildings that might otherwise reach the point of no return and introducing a landmark new structure to the city skyline.

“The proposed hotel will provide much-needed quality accommodation for visitors in a superb location opposite the Bonus Arena and within easy walking distance of the city centre, Old Town, Marina and Fruit Market.”

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