As one of the gateways to Europe, Hull has been at the centre of British trade for centuries. Voted the UK City of Culture in 2017, Hull has since stepped into the national spotlight and continues to reap the rewards of its £1 billion investment.
Hull is renowned for its port and industrial heritage. However, over the past 20 years, it has developed its city centre into a thriving business hub. The popular Hull University helps feed the next generation of graduates into the local businesses, while developments including The Deep and the KC Stadium have helped provide a modern twist to the backdrop of the Humber Bridge. As the East Riding of Yorkshire’s biggest metropolitan centre, Hull is naturally a prominent location for retailers. St Stephen’s retail project has helped breathe new life into the city centre and cement Hull’s place as an economic power in the North.
In 2017, Hull was elected the UK City of Culture, which has enormously helped the city towards its long-term ambition of becoming a world-class visitor centre. In fact, the total number of visitors in 2017 has been estimated to 1.3 million greater than in 2013 and the projected value of tourism is on track to contribute more than £300 million to the economy. Three in four residents are proud to live in Hull and it’s easy to see why.
Towngate’s industrial units for rental in Hull have proved extremely popular. This is partly due to its location but also due to the fact that Hull is the only city in the UK with its own independent telephone network company, KC. Formerly Kingston Communications, the company has been providing excellent communications infrastructure to the city for more than 100 years.
Towngate’s portfolio of industrial units in Hull includes the popular Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, which features five fantastically placed units.
UK City of Culture
Hull benefits from excellent motorway links