Security for Hull Garden Village

 

The Garden Village is an area of model village housing built in the early 1900s, in the Summergangs area of Kingston upon Hull, England, for the workers of Reckitt & Sons.

The village was built on 140 acres (57 ha) of land by the 'Hull Garden Village Co.', a company with £200,000 of capital of which two-thirds was contributed by Sir James Reckitt, and with two-thirds of the housing reserved for his workers.

in 1908, The estate was opened. Its design was influenced by the ideas of the Garden city movement.
The design was by architects Percy Runton and William Barry. By 1913, 600 houses had been built in five sizes and with twelve different styles, generally with a short front garden and long back garden, often accessed by a 'ten-foot' alley, a low housing density, built of brick often pebble dashed, with steeply pitched roofs with overhanging eaves, recessed doorways and wood framed windows, privet hedges, and avenued tree planting generalising the design. In 1923, a second phase of development began with houses built with a density of 12 per acre; 1 acre (0.0040 km2), and streets named after trees and shrubs.
The facilities included a shopping centre, club house,a hostel for female workers, as well as several almshouses, several of which are now listed buildings.
A substantial number of the ordinary housing stock are now also listed buildings.

During the Hull Blitz the area was badly damaged by bombing, possibly due to its proximity to Reckitt & Sons' Dansom Lane works.
In 1950 the Garden Village company was disbanded; some houses were sold to tenants, the entire estate was bought by the Bradford Property Trust, the open spaces known as 'The Oval' and 'The Playground' were transferred to the Hull City Council for a nominal fee.

The area became a designated conservation area in 1970.

Our security experts in Garden Road Hull will carry out a site survey, site assignments specifically made to meet our clients and customers security site requirements. Then our mobile supervisor will spot check all sites to make sure night security operations are running well. Site inspection will be step up if required by our out of hour’s security control operatives or due to the site needs.

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