41 The Rank House, Hull

The Rank House was the birth place of J. Arthur Rank - the founder of the British film industry. 

When we accepted the job we were not actually aware of the significance - it was just a derelict old building that we took on to convert into affordable homes!

As the project progressed we began to understand the significance of the scheme. The result is rather special, as Probe (the client) allocated extra funding to ensure that things were done to a standard worthy of the history. Hand crafted timber windows and coving repairs went hand in hand with thermal improvements and sound insulation - creating a perfect mix of new and old. 

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