Public consultation launched on first phase of £400m Kirkstall Forge project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 11 Aug 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based developer CEG has launched a public consultation on the first phase of the residential development at the £400mKirkstall Forge development in Leeds.

The first phase of the scheme would deliver a total of 213 homes, including 77 houses offering three to five-bedroom family living. The homes are designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

Additionally, two apartment buildings are planned to be built just north of the River Aire. Each of the buildings is set over nine floors with upper floors set back.

Cartwright Pickard founding director Peter Cartwright said: “Retail and leisure facilities will also be available to residents as the ground floor of both buildings will feature commercial space, providing direct access to the Stitch Square and the riverfront.”

The two buildings, which are designed by residential architecture firm Cartwright Pickard, will provide 136 studios to three-bed apartments. It will also include 1,350m² of leisure and retail space on the ground floor.

CEG residential development head James Shimwell said: “As well as family housing, the proposals now include build for rent apartments which will bring new residents onto site very quickly, expanding the vibrant community at Kirkstall Forge.

“With shops, leisure facilities and food and drink outlets on the ground floor, they are set around a public plaza and pocket park for pop up events, outdoor screenings and exercise classes.

“Our consultation seeks ideas for these activities as well as comments on the proposals and design and we welcome feedback.”

Located close to the train station, the Kirkstall Forge mixed-use scheme will provide up to 1,450 new homes, 300,000ft² of offices and 100,000ft2 of retail, leisure and community space.

Illustration of the residential development at the Kirkstall Forge mixed-use community. (Credit: CEG)

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