Major plans in pipeline to redevelop industrial site in Leeds
An ambitious mixed-use development has been earmarked for a former industrial site in Leeds, which is set to include houses and up to 300,000 sq ft of office space.
The Kirkstall Forge scheme has been created by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley – RIBA Sterling award winners – and will transform one of the oldest industrial sites in the country. The scheme is set to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating for the offices and business space.
A new railway station also forms part of the plans, and up to ┬ú4m has been set aside by the developers behind the project, Commercial Estates Group (CEG), to construct the new rail link by December 2012.
Speaking to TheBusinessDesk, Charles Johnson, development manager of CEG, said:
“Once the railway station is operational, Kirkstall Forge will be only a six minute journey from Leeds city centre. This, together with the riverside frontage and facilities such as a gym, cr├¿che, hotel, restaurants and bars makes it an ideal location for business, which will be showcased at the MIPIM international property event.”
The scheme, along with other regional development projects including plans for the Leeds Arena, the Tower Works, Bradford’s City Park and the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield, will be showcased at the international 2010 MIPIM property event which is being held in Cannes, South of France.
Opportunities for Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield will be presented in Cannes under the united banner ‘Leeds City Region: Growing and Going Together’.
Johnson adds: “MIPIM is the ideal platform to promote this exciting new development to potential occupiers.”