Plans approved for next phase of £400m Kirkstall Forge project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 17 Jun 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based developer CEG has secured planning approval for the next phase of £400m Kirkstall Forge development in Leeds, UK.

The next phase of development, known as 2 Kirkstall Forge, can accommodate 2,000 people within two office buildings, covering an area of 200,000ft². It will also include leisure and retail spaces on the ground floor.

The upper floors of the development will offer flexible office space with open floor plates ranging from 11,000ft² to 15,300ft².

Plans are on to include electric car charging, a cycle spa, locker facilities, shower rooms, as well as outdoor rooms and balcony features.

The Kirkstall Forge scheme will feature up to 1,500 new homes, 300,000ft² of offices and 100,000ft² of retail, leisure and community spaces.

The site is connected to Leeds City Station by rail and offers on-site cycle, car and scooter hire and electric vehicle charging.

CEG investment manager Paul Richardson said: “This next phase of development will bring some of the most advanced office space to Leeds.

“The buildings are available for pre-let, with workspace being offered through our Core and Flex model which allows a business to expand and contract within the space. This will help to manage company growth and additional projects, as well as seasonal demand and the effects that social distancing will have on office requirements.

“Our long term approach means we can not only offer this partnership approach to our customers, but also design for performance; delivering workspace that is sustainable, efficient, flexible, healthy, productive, digitally resilient and future-proofed.”

Construction firm Wates completed the phase I of 110,000ft² of office development in 2018.

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The next phase of £400m Kirkstall Forge project will cover an area of 200,000ft². (Credit: CEG)

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