K2 development set to be well connected

K2, Hull’s new £6m multi-functional living and workspace complex, will be equipped with the city’s most advanced telecommunications and wireless broadband systems, ahead of its opening next month. 

The 90,000sq ft development, which is located at the former Kingston House premises in Bond Street, will have a fully-managed, state-of-the-art telecoms service, including a dedicated fibre feed with high-speed wireless back-up, seamless Wi-Fi throughout and voice over IP (VoIP) telephone systems. 

The installation will be carried out by Hull-based internet phone company Connexin, which has been appointed by K2 developers Tradepark Ltd. 

Mark Butters, Director at Tradepark Ltd, 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 to come to expect wherever they go and we wanted to offer the very best service for our residents, tenants and their clients.” 

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.” 

K2 will incorporate flexible office and co-working space, 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. The development has been inspired by contemporary, flexible co-working spaces, serviced offices and apartments in neighbourhoods of New York and East London.  

Beverley-based Tradepark Ltd purchased Kingston House via NPS in August. Work began on site in September via principal contractors MLS Group, with the first office space due to be ready in November. The first serviced apartments will be available from January 2018.

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