The hotly-anticipated opening of a new Hull department store has moved a step closer this weekend.

Stylish gold signs have now been installed at the Hammonds of Hull store in Ferensway.

The jazzy gold logo can be spotted from high above the city centre, as the iconic building undergoes a makeover to become a brand new department store.

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The former House of Fraser building is set to open later this year, bringing 60,000 sq ft of space for independent operators across the dining, grocery, fashion, convenience retail, entertainment and leisure sectors.

The major refurbishment will also include a new roof and 472 new windows.

The entrance to the food hall
The entrance to the food hall

Inside the building a huge atrium is being created to open up the historic building so visitors can see its vast scale.

The food hall is expected to create around 40 full-time jobs and 80 part-time roles.

The signs can be seen from high above the city
The signs can be seen from high above the city

Now plans have been submitted for alterations to the building's ground floor shopfronts and doors.

Floors that have been disused for years will be brought back into use, creating a modern, fully functional mixed-use building, with consent for serviced apartments and office space already granted.

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