The last surviving historic smokehouse in the city centre is being given a modern makeover. There are hopes that the £133k project will boost fruit market regeneration.
The cowls have been painted red, amber and green to create a distinctive new landmark on the skyline.
“The old cowls have disappeared but would have probably been dark red or grey,” said Trevor Mitchell, Yorkshire regional planning and conservation officer at English Heritage. The new colour scheme will represent the Fruit Market and new life coming back to the building.
This last standing smokehouse is a testament to the food industry in Hull’s past. The repairs will recreate the local landmark at the heart of the Fruit Market.
The projects main contractor is PBS Construction, a Hull firm. They have restored the main building and demolished a number of surrounding warehouses to create more space for the public square.