Creative Workspaces available at the Fruit Market in Hull

We’re delighted to spread the word about an exciting initiative and event which is coming up shortly.

The purpose of the event is to assess the level of potential demand from local businesses and highlight the opportunities for meanwhile uses such as studios, exhibition space and workspace following the relocation of the Wholesale Fruit Market to Priory Park on the outskirts of the city later this year.

You are invited to attend a briefing session about opportunities for creative and media businesses at the Fruit Market, Hull to be held at 62-63 Humber Street (Hull Fruit Market) from 5.30 – 7.30 pm on Thursday 24th September.

Toby Hyam from Yorkshire based Creative Space Management has been commissioned to help Hull Forward to explore the reuse of these properties as quickly as possible pending the long term regeneration of the area. Toby and his colleague Paul Fallon will facilitate the event on the 24th September, providing information about the opportunity and how its supports the delivery of the long term plans for the Fruit Market.

Hull Forward is working closely with Hull City Council and a range of key public and private sector partners to regenerate the area. The partners involved have identified the potential for artists, creative business and social enterprises to get involved and be a major part of the regeneration proposals.

If you are interested in the Fruit Market, either as a location for your business, as a place to try out a new business idea or retail concept or to experiment with performance or installations (storage and passive uses will not be encouraged), please contact Liz King to register your interest and to obtain a place at the event. Email: Tel: 01482 387420.

Here at Hull Digital, we fully support this project. In many cities around the country, there are thriving, successful quarters where the new media and creative industries congregate. It provides a rich crossover of working opportunities, a vibrant atmosphere, as well as attracting businesses like coffee shops and restaurants / cafes.

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15 Responses to “Creative Workspaces available at the Fruit Market in Hull”

  1. NEIL
    September 14, 2009 at 9:30 am #

    Would be a great place for small online businesses to share a facility and create a hub of online creative businesses in the centre of Hull

  2. Dave Harding
    September 14, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    The Old Fruit Market would provide an excellent base for this growing community. It would be further enhanced if the Arc could provide some sort of focal point for this.

  3. admin
    September 14, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    It really would be superb. With vision, investment and support of startup companies, it would be a real success.

    Dave, what is the Arc?

    Jon 🙂

  4. Imran Ali
    September 14, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    Toby Hyam’s group ran the Media Centre, Round Foundry and Electric Works projects in Hudds, Leeds & Sheffield.

    They develop some great spaces – but are a little behind with concepts like coworking, so if that’s something you feel is important to Hull…speak up 🙂

  5. admin
    September 14, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Thanks Imran – a very good point indeed!

    What does everyone think about co-working? Having been to OBH in Leeds, I really like the idea. What about you?

  6. Andrew Whatmough
    September 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm #


  7. admin
    September 14, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    Aha! Many thanks Andrew. Does anyone know someone at Arc? I’m sure getting them involved now would be worth it.

  8. Andrew Whatmough
    September 14, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    I’m afraid I don’t know anyone there myself, but I’m sure they’d be eager to attend.

  9. admin
    September 16, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    I’ve spoken with Arc and they are going to be attending the meeting 🙂

  10. Steve Plater
    September 20, 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    Speaking as an existing business (Dinostar – Hull’s Dinosaur Experience) in the Fruit Market, I look forward to welcoming many new and imaginative people to the area.

    If you want to know any more about the area, drop me a line.

  11. admin
    September 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks very much for dropping by! Will you be coming along to the meeting? It would be good to get your thought on the area, and more importantly, what needs doing for it to be a success.



  12. Steve Plater
    September 22, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Hi Jon,

    Yes, I will be at the Fruit Market meeting on Thursday. If anyone wants to see what can be done with an old fruit warehouse, I would be pleased to show you ’round our dinosaur museum!

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