Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Construction nears completion at new tech-centred Hull building

Construction is nearing completion on a new showpiece building for Hull’s thriving tech community.

The three-storey sister building for the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) offers space for tech businesses to grow and traditional companies to innovate through technology.

The £3.75 million building has been developed by regeneration company Wykeland Group and is the latest major investment at Wykeland’s @TheDock tech campus in the Fruit Market creative quarter.

“This new tech hub sends out a very strong signal of confidence in the city’s economy and post-COVID recovery,” said David Donkin, Property Director of Hull-based Wykeland.

“It will provide a platform for innovative digital businesses to start up, scale up and collaborate with established companies to seize the many growth opportunities technology offers.

“During the pandemic digital technology has been a key enabler of business continuity. Now, following the disruption caused by Covid-19, the tech sector will be to the fore in driving the region’s economic revival.”

The project has been supported with almost £1.3 million from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

The new building is the latest phase of the @TheDock tech cluster, developed by Wykeland on a waterfront site which was derelict just a few years ago. @TheDock has the original C4DI building as its centrepiece and offers the newest Grade A office environment in Hull.

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