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The New C4DI - Member Preview

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Last Thursday afternoon we opened the doors to the new building for a special member preview of the ground floor of our new home. Over 100 people attended the event, including a few journalists and over 150 scrumptious C4DI branded cupcakes (thanks to Anna from Nibble - the new @TheDock Café). After donning a pair of 'trendy' blue booties our members were guided through the ultra-modern reception area and unleashed; free to explore the different areas making up the ground floor. Cupcakes at the preview dayPreview Que

 

 

 

 

 

Taking a left at the reception takes you through to the meeting zone, outfitted with comfy sofas and stylish meeting booths this area is the perfect place to have a quick meeting, coffee break or chat.

Meeting zone - chairs Meeting zone - booths

Straight through the meeting zone is the bored room. Unfortunately Jon, with his army of cupcakes, won't be a permanent fixture however, with a generous seating capacity and a great view of what will be the amphitheatre area the bored-room doesn't fail to impress.

John Bored room

Quiet zone - previewOn the other side of the meeting zone is the co-working space. A fantastic open area that is perfect for the type of collaboration that form the building blocks for great startup ideas. There's also a separate quiet zone - for those time you need a bit of space to really focus, as well as a large studio space for events, keynotes and startup - pitches.

Dane Mortimer, Insight Lead at Force-7, a youth marketing and research agency said; "First impressions of the ground floor area is that the design looks to me as if it will lend itself to harnessing the collaborative spirit of working that has been established at C4DI beta.

We're really looking forward to using the studio spaces to supplement the work we do."

During the preview the new building really came into its own, springing into life and warmly accommodating all the guests - it's a great insight into how the building will feel when the doors officially open later in November and we all really look forward to moving in (some members have already made themselves very comfortable!).

Co-working space preview Jim in the co-working space

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you love the C4DI culture and want to know more about us or are thinking about joining please don't hesitate to get in touch with me on dr@c4di.net

Demolition! (Updated with time-lapse video!)

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It's all happening... demolition has started! (Scroll down for the time-lapse video!) After being in the C4DI beta for just over 12 months, it feels like another milestone. There is a huge amount of activity on the new C4DI site. not only has the dry dock been pumped out (it really was more like a wet dock for many years), the dock gates are being made watertight and the demolition of the old buildings on the site has started.

It really is the start of something amazing. We have an incredible opportunity in the future to grow the technology sector in the Humber region through the creation of and development of innovative startups. We hope you can join the amazing startup community.

We'll be posting up ongoing updates of the build, not only the C4DI, but also the surrounding area.

UPDATE! We now have some wonderful time-lapse footage - the last thirty seconds is where the action is!