Prestigious car brand to move to Kirkstall Forge

A prestigious car brand is taking new office space in Number One Kirkstall Forge.

The company will take a new lease of the 3,000 sq ft prominent ground floor suite, joining blue-chip companies Zenith, Bupa and CEG at the flagship office development. Fox Lloyd Jones acted with joint agent JLL, on behalf of the landlord to agree the deal.

Nick Lee, Development Director of CEG, said: “Another well-known blue-chip company moving into Number One Kirkstall Forge is testament to the quality of this city centre specification office development. It truly is different by design.”

Only 7% of the 110,000 sq ft Number One Kirkstall Forge now remains available. This space is ready for occupation as six Let Ready studios. Well designed, fully-furnished and comms ready offices for teams of 8 to 44, Forge Studios challenges traditional serviced office space with all-inclusive rents and flexible terms and also offers an environment which will help smaller businesses thrive.

Number One Kirkstall Forge was named best UK ‘Commercial Workplace’ by the British Council of Office and Forge Studios customers can now benefit from the site’s unrivalled transport links, prestigious addresses, access to acres of woodland, green space and its waterfront setting, as well as on-site amenities.

Paul Richardson, Investment Manager at CEG, explains: “Forge Studios provide grow-working space at its best, providing customers with their own front door, secure 24/7 access, no set up costs, very simple flexible leases with annual breaks. Staff will benefit from the on-site amenities, highest quality working environment, dedicated railway station and a suite of high-tech meeting rooms for hire.”

Number One Kirkstall Forge has proved so successful, that CEG has started the design development work for the next 200,000 sq ft of commercial development at the 57-acre site. Fox Lloyd Jones is appointed to market the new space and pre-lets are now available.

Paul Fox of Fox Lloyd Jones commented: “We are now at 93% lettings in the first year which fully justifies CEG’s decision to be brave and deliver City Centre grade offices in this new location. Today’s occupier ‘flight to quality’ trend needed fresh options and Kirkstall Forge is unique and ground breaking in every way. A detailed reserved matters planning application will be submitted for the next phase shortly and we have already had interest from potential occupiers.”

In addition to being named the best Commercial Workplace in the UK by the British Council of Offices (BCO), Number One Kirkstall Forge also boasts EPC A and BREEAM Excellent and has secured a national ‘Property Wellbeing’ award. Designed to achieve the highest standards of sustainability, it provides light-filled ways of working in a contemporary environment, offering a variety of spaces to eat, meet, drink and work.

Sustainable travel is promoted through the onsite railway station, tailored travel guide, car share scheme, cycle and scooter hire and EV charging points. The riverside setting and green space are proven to reduce stress, blood pressure levels, heart rates and productivity.

The dedicated estate management team take advantage of the BCO compliant shower facilities and cycle spa, provide running and cycling clubs, bootcamp and other events dedicated to health, wellbeing and socialising.

Ultimately the £400million Kirkstall Forge development will transform this 57-acre site, providing 1,050 homes and 300,000 sq ft of high-quality offices and 100,000 sq ft of leisure, shops and restaurants.

The oldest continually industrialised UK site, its revitalisation intertwines placemaking, industrial heritage, sustainability, cultural values and quality, providing arguably one of the largest and most inspiring regeneration projects in the North of England.

CEG is also delivering up to 1.5million sq ft of commercial space at South Bank just minutes’ walk from Leeds City Station.