Inside the swanky Queens Gardens flats boasting jaw-dropping views of the city skyline

Inside the swanky Queens Gardens flats boasting jaw-dropping views of the city skyline

The first pictures have been snapped inside Hull's new, multi-million pound apartments with stunning views across the city.

Over the last year, the old Queens Gardens Police Station has been transformed into the Glass House overlooking Hull city centre - a development described as bringing "Kingston upon Thames to Kingston upon Hull".

The new glass frontage, which many will have seen coming along in recent months, overlooks Queens Gardens and even hides 20 penthouse apartments, a cinema and gym.

The project has been led by Jason Coleman, managing director of Iguana Developments - the same firm behind Liberty House and Essex House elsewhere in Hull.

"It is great. You can see the whole cityscape. Every flat, bar one, has a view of Queens Gardens," he said.

"It is unique to be in the heart of the city centre and just an eight-minute walk to the station. It is in quite a quiet spot and overlooking a park.

"It is hard to think there will be another site like it in Hull."

Around 700 people have registered their interest in the 94-apartment building, according to Mr Coleman - 40 have been purchased to date.

The Glass House has among the best views in the city, which go to match the "21st century London experience" to reflect the "aspirational lifestyles" of the potential new residents they want to attract.

There is also an open work space, which is still to be completed, to allow residents to work from home and share ideas, along with a central dining area.

The initial plan had been to have the transformation complete by the end of May, however focus has now turned to two months down the line in the wake of delays brought about by the coronavirus crisis.

"The atrium, central dining area, gym and cinema are still to be done. We had to down tools on that with the lockdown," he said.

"We are looking to be all done by end of July time. We had originally said May.

"Externally there are a few bits of capping and glazing but it is not a million miles off. That should be done in four weeks time."