Property firm design manager Georgia Allenby’s next project is creating a new home for herself at one of Hull’s best-known former restaurants.
Famous for its fish dishes, Ceruttis closed its doors last April after 45 years.
Its closure came after brother and sister Tony and Tina Cerutti announced plans to concentrate on their other restaurant in Beverley while expanding an existing external catering business.
The property in Nelson Street was previously used by British Rail in conjunction with the operation of the nearby Humber ferry.
Now Ms Allenby is planning to turn the clock back even further by converting the building into a three-bedroom residential dwelling after buying it. It was originally built in 1813 as a family home.
She has submitted a planning application to Hull City Council seeking permission to change its use from commercial to residential.
In a design and access statement accompanying the application, she said: “The property was originally built for residential use in 1813.
“The reason for me purchasing the property is to convert it back into a three-bedroom house, which I will occupy myself.
“The property is rich in heritage and any original or historic features, which still exist in the interior and exterior, will be kept and preserved.”
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Ms Allenby is the design and marketing manager at Hull-based family firm Allenby Commercial, which has acquired and refurbished a series of high profile properties in the city centre in recent years.
They include Paragon Arcade, Danish Buildings and Bayles House in High Street, the former Europa House office block at the junction of Ferensway and Anlaby Road and the multi-use Works business and leisure complex in Beverley Road.
Ms Allenby is also a director of the Hideout Hotel in North Church Side, another of the company’s recent city centre conversion schemes.
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