CEG selects team to deliver phase II of £400m Kirkstall Forge development in UK

WCN Editorial Team 14 May 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Property developer CEG has selected design development team for the next phase of the £400m Kirkstall Forge development in Leeds, UK.

The next phase, which will be designed by architect Cooper Cromar, will involve two office buildings. Curtins serves as structural engineer while Hoare Lea will provide M&E design for the commercial space.

A part of next phase of the development, Cooper Cromar architects will deliver flexible spaces that will appeal to headquarter occupiers with open floor plates from 11,000ft².

The team also includes Pierre Angulaire (project management), WYG (infrastructure), Planit (landscape architecture), Gardiner and Theobold (cost management), Bureau Veritas (building control) and Fox Lloyd Jones (letting agents).

CEG development director Nick Lee said: “This is the most ambitious project in the north of England and we wanted to build on the success of the first office development, which has achieved the highest quality of workspace and technical specification.

“The majority of the design development team are Leeds-based and understand how we are setting a new business destination on this historic site. We intend to harness CEG’s understanding of what our customers need for their business to thrive and ensure we deliver that in a contemporary, flexible and unique way.”

The new development phase involves the construction of a dedicated car park which will be concealed between the two new office buildings. It will also feature electric car charging, a cycle spa, shower rooms and locker facilities.

Cooper Cromar director Graham Forsyth said: “CEG is determined to push the benchmark set to date, delivering best-in-class and putting its customers at the heart of the design.

"We are designing a place that is suitable for small and large companies and offers a variety of spaces to work, meet and collaborate both indoors and out."

CEG said that the Kirkstall Forge scheme will become home to mixed-use community which will comprise 1,050 new homes, 300,000ft² of offices and 100,000ft² of retail, leisure and community space.

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Image: Illustration of second phase of Kirkstall Forge Commercial development in Leeds. Photo: courtesy of CEG.

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