HoH Food Hall Hull is set to open in summer of this year, marking the first of four department store and retail developments across the UK, with more in the pipeline.
The community-driven concept supports local producers, growers, makers and bakers, and has been curated by food and beverage expert Des McDonald to deliver a ‘dynamic and unique food driven experience direct to the high street’.
The first site, formally a House of Fraser single-use department store in the centre of Hull in the east of England, has been reimagined by RoK Operations to house the food hall concept.
“Knowing Yorkshire’s reputation for great quality produce and discovering the local community’s passion for food, I was excited at the concept to regenerate an iconic city centre building into something completely unique,” said Des McDonald/
“Since working with the team, we’ve developed something really special – we’ll be working with around 100 partners, vendors and suppliers and hope to be creating around 400 new jobs.”
With the HoH Food Hall development set for a summer launch, the RoK Operations team have since leased three further units in Edinburgh, Worcester and Cheshire with plans to open more in vacant department stores across the UK.