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Fruit Market earns more national acclaim as awards recognise regeneration success

Multi award-winning Beal Homes has earned national acclaim at one of the housebuilding industry’s premier events.

Beal was Highly Commended in the Best Regeneration Initiative in the Housebuilder Awards 2021 for the Fruit Market urban village in Hull.

The accolade is the latest recognition for the stunning transformation of the Fruit Market waterfront area, delivered by Beal working with partners Wykeland Group in the Wykeland Beal joint venture.

Beal Homes Chief Executive Richard Beal, centre, receives the Best Regeneration Initiative award from Brad Giles, Business Development Director of category sponsor British Gypsum, with host Tom Allen also on stage.

It comes just days after Wykeland Beal won the Gold award for Best Mixed-Use Development for the Fruit Market in the national WhatHouse? Awards. Wykeland Beal also took the Silver award in those awards in the Best Regeneration Scheme category.

The Housebuilder Awards are held in partnership with the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which represents the housebuilding industry in England and Wales, and the National House Building Council (NHBC), the UK’s leading provider of warranty and insurance for new homes.

The black tie awards ceremony was held at the InterContinental London Hotel by the River Thames in Greenwich. It was hosted by comedian, writer and actor Tom Allen and brought together hundreds of leaders and professionals from the UK housebuilding industry.

The Fruit Market was recognised in a category, sponsored by building materials manufacturer and supplier British Gypsum, that attracted entries for regeneration projects across the country. The judges were impressed by how the high-quality residential development delivered by Beal “combines sustainable city living with a vibrant, mixed-use community”.

The £20m development of 105 mews-style homes, arranged around four private courtyards, has created an attractive and characterful neighbourhood featuring a fusion of traditional and contemporary styles.

Scott’s Square, part of the residential development that forms a key element of the regeneration of the Fruit Market, delivered by the Wykeland Beal partnership.

The development has been hugely popular, with residents enjoying the urban lifestyle and energetic vibe familiar to other major cities, with independent shops, restaurants, bars and galleries all on their doorstep.

The development is now almost complete, with just a few homes still available in the final phase, Finkle Quarter.

The regeneration of the Fruit Market has created a residential, commercial, creative and cultural quarter blending the very best of old and new.

Beal Chief Executive Richard Beal said: “The Fruit Market regeneration and the residential development within it have now been recognised locally, regionally and nationally as an outstanding example of successful urban development and place-making.

“With our friends at Wykeland Group, we’re proud to have driven forward so much positive change in the Fruit Market and created a unique urban village, with a fantastic residential community at its heart.”

  • For full details of the Housebuilder Awards winners, highly commended and shortlisted entries click here.
  • For information on the final homes available in the Fruit Market, call the Beal sales hotline on 01482 977776 or click here.