Hammonds of Hull owners have submitted a planning application for an epic ‘European-style' food hall, which will bring the best local independent food and beverage retailers together with a completely unique offering.
The application from Hammonds of Hull, alongside Artisan Food Hall Hull Limited, proposes a unique dining experience with communal tables and food market stalls. Boutique food and beverage offerings will sit in what was once the ground floor of the popular department store and will spill into the surrounding streets to give a real European experience.
Eann Smith of Artisan Food Hall Limited said: “After months of preparation, we’re thrilled to have finally submitted the planning application for Artisan. Set to be the first of its kind in the UK, we’re excited to bring this showstopping concept to Hull, and what better location than the Hammonds of Hull iconic landmark building?
“We want to create a really exciting space for the city and we’re confident that, by working with the Hammonds of Hull landlords, we can turn this concept into a reality and bring new visitors into Hull as well as improving the offering for residents.”
The food hall is set to create around 40 full time and 80 part time jobs with indirect jobs also being created in the wider supply chain. It is also considered that the new use would contribute positively to the vitality and viability of Hull city centre.
A spokesperson from Hammonds of Hull said: “Since meeting with Artisan Food Hall and their team we were excited about the potential of their dynamic ideas and concepts which align perfectly with ours for the regeneration of the building.
“We truly believe that it will create a real buzz around the city, offering something completely new and unique to the North of England and is an excellent example of Landlord and Tenant partnership.
“We’re committed to the revival of the building and that commitment extends throughout the city as we’ll be looking to welcome as many local producers as possible.”
The Artisan Food Hall market offers something new as an innovative use in a prominent highly accessible location. It has the potential to increase the number of visitors to the city, increase footfall and expenditure within the local economy and potentially act as a catalyst for further regeneration and development in the area.
The proposed hours of operation are Monday to Saturday: 7am-11pm and Sunday: 7am-10pm.
Trading initially as H.W. Hammond & Company, then as Binns and finally House of Fraser, there has been a department store on the site since 1916. The current building on site dates from 1952, after the previous building was affected by bombing during World War 2 and rebuilt. The top (fourth) floor is a 1960s addition. The building is a locally listed building, of a reinforced concrete construction, faced with Portland stone.
To find out more about the building’s redevelopment or to enquire about leasing opportunities please visit: https://www.hammondsofhull.co.uk/
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To find out more about Artisan Food Hall visit: www.artisanfoodhallhull.co.uk