Connexin to install Hull's 'most advanced' broadband at K2
Hull-based tech firm Connexin has been appointed to install telecoms and wireless broadband systems at living and workspace complex K2.
The 90,000 sq ft development, which is located at the former Kingston House premises in Bond Street, will have a 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.
Connexin was appointed to the £6m project by property developer Tradepark Ltd.
“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,” Connexin chief executive Furqan Alamgir said.
“It will give tenants access to the highest-quality internet services in the region.”
Mark Butters, director at Tradepark, added: “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.”
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.
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.