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Thwaite Hall Put up for Sale

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Thwaite Hall, the former mansion located on the edge of Hull, has been put up for sale.

The site was last used by the University of Hull as a student hall but has been empty since last year after the university decided to build new student accommodation on its main Cottingham Road campus in Hull.

The potential for converting the existing buildings for residential use is likely to attract buyers. The site also comes with 17 acres of gardens on the site, which includes a large lake.

Oliver Salisbury, senior surveyor at estate agents Cushman & Wakefield, which is handling the sale, said: "Thwaite Hall presents a rare and exciting opportunity to revitalise a high-profile building within a popular village location."

"Discussions with the local authority have been positive and indicate that a number of uses are considered appropriate, subject to a high quality design which takes into account the conservation area setting and adjoining grade II listed botanical gardens."

The site was purchased by the University College of Hull in 1928 and was subsequently used for student accommodation. The sale of the accommodation marks the latest in a series of disposals by the university.