Your browser is unsupported and may have security vulnerabilities! Upgrade to a newer browser to experience this site in all it's glory.
Skip to main content

BY Sam Walker | Monday 3 June 2024

Dozens of city centre jobs will be created at a new, modern leisure and social venue in Hull.

Hull City Council has allocated £400,000 of external funding to Federation of Sport Limited to bring back into use over 1,500sqm of vacant floor space at Unit 7, King William House.

The unit has stood empty for an extended period but will now see a brand-new facility as part of the Lowgate building’s overall regeneration in recent years.

The project will involve the installation of high-grade sports technology, including audio-visual equipment, as well as two bars and communal areas and a fully-fitted, commercial-grade kitchen.

The overall cost of the works is projected to be almost £2m, meaning more than £1.5m of private capital is being invested into the city centre.

There are 43.5 full-time equivalent job vacancies expected to be created as a result.

Garry Taylor, assistant director of major projects, culture and place at the council, said: “King William House has seen significant regeneration in recent times and it’s pleasing to see another plan come to fruition.

“City centre grants have unlocked so much potential for Hull and I’m delighted that the council has been able to provide further support.”