Re-awakening 55 Whitefirargate, Hull

We are excited to reveal plans for the redevelopment of one of Whitefriargate’s most prominent buildings. The former HSBC bank in Hull is to provide a thriving home for us at Social Profit Calculator along with our partners at Pagabo and Sypro.

Behind its prodigious historic facade, 55 Whitefriargate oozes an eclectic mix of heritage and creativity. Combining high-tech workspaces with break-out areas to connect and play – in the centre of Hull’s Old Town. 

This restored bank is to be a hub for creative, digital and tech businesses; housing communal co-working and flexible office space, where innovators can collaborate, share and grow together.

Creating opportunities 

Our executive chairman Gerard Toplass said: “This building is a prime example of why you should never look down when you are in Hull. You should always look up to make sure that you don’t miss any of the city’s truly tremendous architecture – including this striking Grade II listed Victorian building.

“We’re really excited and proud to have revealed plans for Hull’s former HSBC building. Being one of the city’s oldest streets, Whitefriargate backs onto the old town and is a fundamental part of Hull’s heritage. 

55 Whitefriargate, Hull
One of Hull’s grandest examples of Victorian commercial architecture. Stone-fronted, with rusticated ground floor, carved heads above the ground-floor windows, pediments elsewhere, and fluted Corinthian pilasters. By Lockwood & Mawson, 1878-79, for the Midland Bank. Grade II listed.

Photo © Stephen Richards (cc-by-sa/2.0)

“There has been a lot of residential development happening in Hull and the surrounding areas, which will no doubt attract new businesspeople to the city. We want to support the local community by creating opportunities for individuals and businesses to thrive, as well as further cementing Hull as a hub for local, national and international businesses to both grow and succeed.”

Upskilling our staff

Gerard continued: “Another fundamentally important element that we hope 55 Whitefriargate will provide for companies is a space to train and upskill their staff via ‘learning’ days. We believe that it’s important for modern-day employers to be able to offer their workforce opportunities for self-growth and personal development on their own premises, and we believe that this new facility will do just that.

“It has been great working alongside local contractors and Hull City Council to bring our vision to life, and I would like to personally thank them for their ongoing support.”

Join us

Lettings are being managed by Garness Jones, with high initial demand seeing the entirety of the ground floor space already fulfilled. Space and flexible terms remain available for the building’s first, second, third and fourth floors.

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