The Rank House was the second project we completed for Probe (Hull) Limited. As the birth place of J. Arthur Rank - the founder of the British film industry, it soon became apparent that this was a home of major significance to Hull’s heritage.
Working with Ettridge Architecture and Delaney Marling Partnership, Probe (Hull) Limited, this was a true delight to work on, as funds were allocated to ensure the house would be worthy of its history.
The house had been derelict for a number of years and was infested with rodents, pigeons and Japanese knotweed.
Once these issues had been cleared and treated we stripped it right back, replacing the roof and everything below. The house included hand crafted timber windows and original coving repairs, restoring it back to its original glory.
The Rank House received lots of media attention and we are pleased to have played a part in celebrating J. Arthur Rank and his tremendous history.