Building specialist hired for next stage of £1.2m arena revamp

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Hull City Council has agreed to hire a building specialist from the city to lead the next stage of the Hull Arena project

The local authority has awarded an engineering and construction contract to JP Developers for essential building maintenance.

It is part of a £1.2m fund allocated for the refurbishment of the arena from the council’s capital programme.

The council has already awarded contracts to Ice Tech UK for a new ice pad and air system at the rink. The works are expected to be completed in early September ahead of the reopening.

Hull City Council says it is working with ice hockey clubs, figure skaters and other customers, as well as with the English Ice Hockey Association to try to ensure the works do not affect National Ice Hockey League fixtures hosted at the arena.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for land and property, said: “JP Developers is a trusted local firm with a good reputation.

“These works will ensure the Hull Arena, one of the city’s most popular sport and entertainment venues, will look better than it ever has when it reopens very soon.”