Hull's new £6m complex will have city’s most advanced comms systems
Pictured from left: Mark Butters, of Tradepark Ltd, with James Dearing and James Gemmell, Business Development Managers at Connexin.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 2 Nov 2017
THE new £6m development complex at Kingston House in Hull city centre will be equipped with the city’s most advanced telecommunications and wireless broadband systems, ahead of its opening next month.
The K2 development at the former council building in Bond Street will have a state-of the-art telecoms system, including a dedicated fibre feed, wi-fi throughout, a high-speed wireless back-up and voice-over internet protocol systems.
It will house offices alongside 14 luxury serviced apartments, a 100-bed hotel and retail and leisure space, with plans to include a restaurant, gym, bar and a café with rooftop terrace.
Work by contractors MLS Group began on the site in September, which was purchased for development by Beverley-based Tradepark Ltd via NPS in August.
The first office spaces are due to be open this month, with the first serviced apartments available from January next year.
Mark Butters, Tradepark Ltd director, says the system will be a key part of the complex.
CONNECTED: From left, Mark Butters, of Tradepark Ltd, with James Dearing and James Gemmell, of Connexin, at the K2 development at the former Kingston House site in Bond Street, Hull city centre.
He said: “K2 will provide Hull with a multi-space community that brings businesses, creative professionals, residents and visitors together and will be the first concept of its kind in the city centre.
“Whether people use K2 for work or play, communication is key. Having excellent internet access is something people have come to expect, wherever they go and we wanted to offer the very best service for our residents, tenants and their clients.”
The developer says the complex has been inspired by contemporary, flexible co-working spaces, serviced offices and apartments in neighbourhoods of New York and East London.
Furqan Alamgir, chief executive officer at Connexin, said: “The smart wireless infrastructure being installed at K2 is one of the most technologically advanced in the north of England and will make the development a truly smart space.
“It will give tenants access to the highest-quality internet services in the region.
“Connexin is delighted to be working in partnership with Tradepark Ltd on such a prestigious project and we look forward to providing a high level of service to K2 tenants.”
Hull City Council moved staff to other premises two years ago as it looked to sell the multi- storey landmark, which is one of the tallest buildings in Hull, before selling it to Tradepark Ltd.
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