Mike Johnson from Geo Houlton & Sons, Cllr Linda Chambers, portfolio holder for adult services, Shaun Larvin from Urban Wave Ltd and Cllr Jan Loft.

Semi-derelict listed building to be converted into assisted living centre

Works are to begin imminently to create a much-needed assisted living centre in Hull.

Netherhall on Wawne Road will see the former Hull City Council corporate office converted into the facility by Hull-based care specialist Urban Wave Ltd.

Planning consent has been obtained by the developer for 10 apartments in the historic Netherhall and eight supported living bungalows in its grounds to create an assisted living centre for people with disabilities.

The project follows the successful scheme which the developer built in 2021 close to Sewell Group Craven Park in east Hull and will be run by the same experienced operator, Eden Futures.

It not only creates much-needed provision, but also retains and improves an historic building and will create local jobs.

Councillor Linda Chambers, portfolio holder for adult services at Hull City Council, said: “It is pleasing that this project can now get underway.

“Netherhall is a fantastic location and it will be brilliant to see this historic property given such a worthwhile new purpose.

“It will create a much-needed assisted living facility for people with complex needs, allowing them greater independence, as well creating local jobs.”

Netherhall was openly marketed by the council, inviting informal tenders, with Urban Wave ultimately being successful.

Urban Wave Ltd submitted its plans for the site in September 2022 and features the erection of two new bungalows as well as the conversion of the old hall and stable block.

Shaun Larvin, director of Urban Wave Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have been granted planning consent and will get construction underway shortly.

“We thank Hull City Council for its support and we’re sure that everyone will be impressed with the final product.”

The contractors for the development are Hull-based Geo. Houlton & Sons.

Further details on the plans can be found here.

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