TWO NEW OCCUPIERS MOVE INTO NUMBER ONE KIRKSTALL FORGE
Two deals have been secured for space at the Kirkstall Forge development in Leeds. American firm, Buildings IOT, is opening its first UK base as part of its cross Atlantic expansion plans and local firm, CPA Consulting Engineers, is moving to accommodate its continued long term growth plans.
In keeping with the exceptional sustainability credentials offered by Number One Kirkstall Forge, Buildings IOT delivers software and services to improve the operational performance and reduce the environmental impact of buildings and will be CEG’s partner of choice for its new build developments.
They are taking a Let Ready studio which provides well-designed, fully furnished workspace, with modern kitchens, break-out and meeting areas. Mark Davenport, Director UK & Europe for Buildings IOT, explains: “The all-inclusive lease, and the fact we could move in, plug in, and start work immediately, was a huge bonus.
“As well as being instantly part of a fantastic business community, the studios offer a great opportunity to grow and expand on site as we roll out our adaptive building solutions across the UK, Europe and South Africa. We also benefit from all of the facilities at the Forge, from the railway station, Butlers café bar and business lounge, to the suite of meeting and conference facilities and the great concierge team.”
CPA Consulting Engineers is a home-grown Leeds business which is expanding and was keen to expand in an environment designed to support collaboration, creativity and prioritise health and wellbeing. They are taking a 14-desk Let Ready studio on an all-inclusive five-year lease.
Simon Crabtree, Director of CPA Consulting Engineers, said “Our new office and the wider building setting promotes modern and flexible working, as well as our investment in the well-being of our team. It will continue to accommodate our long-term growth and has a fantastic woodland, riverside setting.
“Number One Kirkstall Forge is a modern, inspiring environment with a dedicated railway station offering easy access to Leeds in minutes, as well as connectivity to Bradford and onto locations across the UK, which is fantastic for our growing client base and colleagues alike.”
Only three offices remain available at Number One Kirkstall Forge, including a fully fitted 10-desk studio, a 3,880 sq. ft ground floor suite, fully fitted with 70-desks, kitchens and meeting rooms and the 5,147 sq. ft first floor suite, which comes with a mezzanine gallery and additional flex working space for expansion.
With easy-in, easy-out flexible leases and the ability to grow and contract on-site, CEG’s innovative approach to leasing helps businesses easily adapt. The company’s Core and Flex model allows a business to expand and contract within the space, helping to manage uncertainty, grow, seasonal and project demand.
An on-site Life team is also available to all tenants, dedicated to making occupier’s lives easier and healthier. The team, along with the Life app, help to create a more collaborative and productive environment, from booking meeting rooms, arranging dry cleaning, organising events, bike maintenance or fitness classes, to helping with information about local shopping, offers and activity discounts.
Antonia Martin Wright, Head of Commercial Development at CEG, said “We are delighted to welcome two new like-minded businesses to the thriving community here at Kirkstall Forge. It is a modern, inspiring environment designed to nurture smaller businesses as well as large corporates, with contemporary space, great onsite facilities and events, all of which can help to attract and retain staff.”
Named the best UK Commercial Workplace by the British Council of Offices, Number One Kirkstall Forge is designed to a specification which exceeds most city centre products, it harnesses its unique setting, offering those within the building exceptional views across the riverside, wooded valley.
Ultimately, the £400million Kirkstall Forge scheme is set to become home to a thriving mixed-use community comprising up to 1,500 new homes, 300,000 sq. ft of offices and 100,000 sq. ft of retail, leisure and community space.