Treadmills is a £17m development to transform the site of a former prison in the centre of Northallerton to include retail, leisure, business and education facilities.
NYnet has been involved in an exciting feature of the development which has seen the creation of a £2.3m digital hub in the listed prison building.
Digital hub C4DI Northallerton is the first of its kind in North Yorkshire and will focus on the digital and agritech industries– a large part of the Hambleton economy – to help these businesses improve yield, efficiency and profitability. It has been developed to provide a collaborative co-working space for technology firms and give traditional businesses in the area access to digital skills and expertise.
C4DI is the second phase of the £17m Treadmills development which will integrate the historic site into the town centre and high street. Phase two will also see the creation of an education campus which will provide hybrid learning facilities for students at the University of Sunderland and York College.
High performance reliable connectivity is essential to the success of the digital hub. Businesses using the facilities will depend on the speed and integrity of the network and its associated broadband and wi-fi.
NYnet has installed its own fibre infrastructure to the site to connect it to the NYnet network, which serves schools, hospitals, emergency services and business centres across North Yorkshire. The fibre network is fully maintained by our own in-house engineers which gives us complete control over its capability and performance and provides peace of mind to end users.
The wi-fi system has also been designed by NYnet using best of breed equipment and we will be managing and monitoring wi-fi and fibre throughout the site moving forward. NYnet will deliver connectivity and wi-fi to the next phase of the development, an education campus.
Mark Haynes of Hambleton Council says the high standard of facilities and network connectivity at the site will help to put Northallerton on the digital map.
“Parts of the listed prison building date back to the late 1700s and early 1800s which makes it a very quirky space with a unique combination of character and state of the art facilities.
“Being part of the NYnet network gives us reliability as well as best in class technology. They look after schools and hospitals where robust service levels are critical so we know we are in good hands.”