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Hull’s @TheDock tech campus completes with opening of final building

Hull’s @TheDock tech campus is now complete with the opening of the final, fifth building on the site of a formerly disused waterfront site in the Fruit Market area of the city.

The opening of the final @TheDock building brings a further 11,000 sq ft of prime office space to the campus, creating the space for around 150 more highly-skilled tech jobs.

The latest @TheDock structure is net zero, with renewable energy generated from rooftop solar panels and is mechanically heated, cooled and ventilated by a system that uses air source heat pumps and takes heat energy from extracted air and uses it to pre-heat incoming air.air source heat pumps powering the heating and cooling. It is rated BREEAM – Very Good, a sustainability rating that puts it in the top 25 per cent nationally for non-domestic buildings.

An official opening event hosted by former BBC Humberside presenter David Burns brought David Keel, the chair of @TheDock-based tech incubator C4DI; Dominic Gibbons, MD of developer Wykeland Group; C4DI managing director John Connolly and KCom chief executive Tim Shaw together to mark the occasion.

@TheDock began life in 2015 with the opening of the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) tech hub and Nibble Café. Other businesses who are now resident include Saab Technologies, which has its UK Public Safety and Security Division within the tech campus, payment technology provider Dojo, and digital marketing agency Summit Media. It also includes many fast-growing digital ventures such as smart tech specialist Sauce.

John Gouldthorp, asset manager at Wykeland, said: “@TheDock has become a thriving digital community, bringing together many leading tech businesses and innovative start-up and scale-up ventures.

“This latest investment in the final phase of the development is a further vote of confidence in @TheDock as a destination of choice for digital businesses. It will also mark another key moment in the regeneration of the Fruit Market.

“In recent years @TheDock has been transformed from derelict brownfield site into a prime location for digital innovation and excellence. This new building will complete that journey.”

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