Kingston House, located on Bond Street within Hull City Centre, has long been considered one of the city’s most iconic buildings, yet the modernist style to which it was built back in the 60s has somewhat fallen out of favour, and many have stated that the building is in need of some transformative works.

Fortunately that is exactly what is now due to happen, as Beverly-based firm Tradepark Ltd, who purchased Kingston House via NPS back in August, have partnered with primary contractor MLS Group to redevelop the 90,000sq ft site.

An artist's impression of the competed K2 Development   - Img: Tradepark Ltd
The end result, at an estimated cost of £6 million, will be known as the K2 Development, and will incorporate a range of flexible office and co-working space alongside 14 serviced apartments and a 100-bed hotel.

There are also plans to include retail and leisure space featuring a gym, restaurant, bar, and café complete with rooftop terrace, creating a truly inviting space which is sure to attract attention from local businesses and entrepreneurs.

Tradepark has already appointed full-time staff to manage the new multi-space community; works will begin on the site this week with the first office space stated to be available by November.

Mark Butters, director at Tradepark Ltd, commented, “K2 will be a revolutionary building, designed for a thriving, modern city. It will bring businesses, creative professionals, residents and visitors together in what will be the first concept of its kind in Hull city centre.

“The complex has been inspired by contemporary, flexible co-working spaces, serviced offices and apartments in the trendy neighbourhoods of New York and East London, which we believe will attract organisations and enterprising individuals alike.”

Councillor Martin Mancey, portfolio holder for regeneration, investment and planning at Hull City Council, added, “We are delighted to see major investment into this prime city centre site, providing a new fantastic offer for businesses, residents and visitors to the city, not only boosting the local economy of the city as a whole, but also stimulating the evening economy of the city centre.

“Kingston House is ripe for investment and I would like to congratulate Tradepark Ltd on their vision for the future of this well-known building.

“Alongside the council’s £100m capital investment into the regeneration of the city centre, it is really encouraging to see businesses like Tradepark contributing the re-birth of Hull with major investments like this. I look forward to seeing work start on site and the finished product in the coming months.”

Sam Bonson

Sam is an aspiring novelist with a passion for fantasy and crime thrillers. He is currently working as a content writer, journalist & editor as he continues to expand his horizons.
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