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Future secured for former Hospital

Locally based serviced accommodation specialists Hull Serviced Apartments (HSA) this week
revealed themselves to be the new owners of Victoria House on Park Street in Hull. The former
NHS facility which dates back to 1890, and was awarded listed building status in 1994, is a
building of great architectural and historical importance within the city.
Situated directly opposite the St. Stephens retail development, the former Victorian Hospital was
deemed surplus to requirements by the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust last year, and
they invited bids and proposals from interested parties. The bid by HSA was unanimously agreed
to be the best, both in terms of maximizing value to the taxpayer and also securing the future
preservation of the building itself.
The addition of Victoria House to their growing portfolio is very much in keeping with the
philosophy of HSA, who have established an impressive track record for acquiring and investing
in heritage properties in Hull, and renovating and restoring them to their former glories. These
include Hull’s first public library, the James Reckitt Library, the Charterhouse School, the
Endsleigh Centre on Beverley High Road, and the Winding House on Victoria Dock. They also
recently received approval for their plans to restore East Hull Baths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HSA Managing Director James Ledger said he was delighted to finally be able to announce that
they were the new owners of the property and associated land, and were in the very final stages
of preparing their outline plans for submission and approval: “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.”
He went on to confirm that the future of the building was indeed in safe hands: “We will of
course be following our usual development philosophy with this project, which centres around
the three R’s; renovation, restoration and regeneration. We will be submitting our plans
imminently, and we can’t wait to get started on this project.”



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