In May 2019, developers CEG announced phase 2 of the Kirkstall Forge site. A design teams been appointed to deliver the design development of the next phase of 200,000 sq. ft. of commercial space at the £400 million Kirkstall Forge development. The aspirations are to build on the success of the first office development, which has achieved the highest quality of workspace and technical specification. This coming after the successful delivery of the first phase, which saw 111,000 sq. ft. of office space.
CEG are the leading light for the Kirkstall Forge development, the developers have clear ambitions to balance sustainable, social, environmental and economic needs to help achieve an eco-friendly neighbourhood. All the buildings at Kirkstall Forge have been designed to feature the latest technology and materials to achieve highly efficient energy ratings with the masterplan designed to discourage car use. All aspects include will help guarantee a low carbon footprint for all that live and work in the area.
Kikrstall Forge also holds boundless heritage, the 800 year old site will meet modern opportunity. It is the oldest continually industrialised site in the UK and the manufacturing heritage goes back to the 12th Century.
Over the coming years the River Aire banking will be transformed and cultivated into a vibrant community with sustainability at best interest. The 57 acre site sits 3.5 miles outside of Leeds and has been master-planned to include 1,050 homes, 400,000 sq ft of commercial, retail and leisure, and a primary school. The implementation of a new railway station puts the development just a six minute journey from central Leeds.