Partners

Wykeland Group – Developer

For almost 50 years, Wykeland Group has set the standard for regeneration, developing almost 11m sq ft of high-quality commercial space across the UK and creating a legacy of renewal, jobs and prosperity.

Based in Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017, Wykeland is a leading developer in Yorkshire and the Humber, with a £300m development pipeline within the region. Wykeland is a long-standing and trusted regeneration partner of the public and private sectors, having the area’s long-term economic growth at the core of its business. Current Wykeland projects include the fast-growing Bridgehead business park situated on the northern approaches to the Humber Bridge; the flagship @TheDock development in Hull’s Fruit Market; the Meltonwest business park, west of Hull; and the recently-opened £120m Flemingate mixed-use regeneration scheme in Beverley, which encompasses retail, housing, a hotel, cinema, restaurants, offices and a new, 65,000 sq ft campus for East Riding College.

Wykeland is also working in a joint venture with Beal Homes, as Wykeland Beal, to transform the Fruit Market, in partnership with Hull City Council, through the creation of new homes, art spaces, shops, bars and restaurants.

The company’s commercial property portfolio demonstrates a deep commitment to creating workplaces of the highest quality where businesses thrive and employees are inspired.

Wykeland believes physical, social and cultural regeneration are inextricably linked and works with partners and local people to ensure its developments deliver enduring community benefits. Wykeland has a proud, long-term track record of bringing vacant and derelict land to life, stimulating economic and cultural development and changing the local landscape, for the better.

The amphitheatre development is the latest evidence of Wykeland’s commitment to culture and the arts, including long-standing sponsorship of the Freedom Festival and being the first of the business “angels” who backed Hull’s bid to be UK City of Culture.

Freedom Festival Arts Trust
– Venue Manager for Stage @TheDock

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A registered charity and company limited by guarantee, Freedom Festival Arts Trust is one of the key cultural organisations in Hull. It seeks to celebrate, through artistic and cultural expression, Hull’s independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of Freedom.

As an organisation, Freedom Festival Arts Trust played a central role in Hull’s successful bid for City of Culture 2017. The Trust is now positioned to play a leading role in the year of culture and the continued success of the year-round programme and the annual Freedom Festival is critical to the UK City of Culture and its legacy.

We look forward to managing Stage @TheDock, working with event producers and artists to present work which celebrates the space and engages audiences.

University of Hull
- Venue Partner

University of Hull - Venue Partner

Creativity lives and breathes at the University of Hull. We’ve been pushing creativity for nearly a century, pioneering new ideas and inventions – and inspiring minds to go beyond their limits.

We have always been – and will continue to be – a keen supporter of creativity, arts and culture for our students and the community. An ambitious £200-million investment into our beautiful campus has already delivered some of the area’s most significant cultural venues including the world-class concert space at Middleton Hall and the national-standard art gallery within our library. These spaces are available for people to enjoy year round, every year.

We are a proud supporter of culture for our region too and are thrilled to join forces with the original and unique Stage@theDock. This stunning venue is one of the latest additions to Hull’s burgeoning cultural scene and we look forward to working together in welcoming even more performances, events, exhibitions and debates to the city.

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