2017 is fast approaching and the whole city is preparing for UK City of Culture to begin. Amongst all the wonderful things heading our way, we are excited to announce that the Hull 2017 Visitor Welcome and Information Point, also known as the POD, is up and running inside the Hull Paragon Interchange.
This new addition to the station will be a key asset during next year’s celebrations, as it will be the first point of contact for people travelling into the city. The City of Culture staff at the POD and their wonderful volunteers, will guide people around the city and help publicise the events and attractions for Hull 2017. Originally the unit was built as a ‘grab and go’ food kiosk, which has sat empty for years. The Strata Group were very pleased to be part of its transformation, collaborating with the Hull 2017 team to build an interactive and informative tool for the city.
As an Official Supplier to Hull 2017, we have been very happy to work alongside the City of Culture team, VHEY and First Group to build the brightly coloured POD. Our involvement in the project was lead by Sovereign Signs, with design support from Ark Interiors and practical assistance from Officio Furniture and Stiga Electrical who worked together to provide research tables, a large TV screen displaying Hull 2017 media and a ticket machine to book those all important Hull 2017 event tickets.
Our very own pioneer volunteer, Chris Head will be putting in some shifts at the pod throughout December, before ‘In With a Bang’ and ‘Made in Hull’ officially kick off the year, so make sure you pop in and say hello.