Wykeland Group and Princes Quay Developments unveil Castle Buildings plans
Plans have been revealed for a nine-storey hotel with rooftop sky bar offering spectacular views of Hull’s waterfront, as part of a scheme that would also secure the future of the historic Earl De Grey pub. A planning application has been submitted to Hull City Council by Castle Buildings, a joint venture of leading Hull-based developer Wykeland Group and Princes Quay Developments, owner of Princes Quay shopping centre.
The £20m plans aim to revive the Castle Buildings site, close to the new Bonus Arena, breathe new life into two historic buildings that have been derelict for many years and bring a much-needed new upscale hotel to Hull city centre.
The centrepiece of the proposed development is a new, 52,000 sq ft hotel which will have 150 bedrooms and a rooftop sky bar with south-facing terrace offering stunning views over the Marina, the Old Town and the Humber estuary. The scheme also includes the relocation of the main part of the former Earl De Grey pub and refurbishment of the neighbouring Castle Street Chambers building, as well as creating a new, high-quality area of public realm, including a south-facing piazza.