The Vision

Kirkstall Forge is a pioneering new neighbourhood in Leeds. Located within the stunning natural landscape of the Kirkstall Valley along the banks of the River Aire, this contemporary urban village creates spaces for a new generation to live, work, and explore.

Kirkstall Forge draws on the principles that have sustained Yorkshire villages for centuries: a sense of community, local pride, industriousness and a straightforward attitude. This is the next phase in a rich local heritage, bringing the area up to date for a modern Leeds community. With people at its heart, Kirkstall Forge will offer a broad range of experiences for residents and visitors alike.

A place to root and nurture your business, your family, your friendships. A place to enjoy life in a safe and stimulating environment; stroll along the river, cycle through woodlands, feed your imagination or stop for coffee.

At Kirkstall Forge, quality of experience will be matched by quality of design and the highest architectural standards. The buildings, streets and public spaces will be crafted with the same attention to detail, sense of proportion and material character that define the villages and industrial mills that have stood the test of time in Yorkshire.

With its own purpose-built railway station that opened in June 2016, Kirkstall Forge is just 6 minutes from Leeds city centre, 15 minutes from Bradford and an hour from Manchester.


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Working at
Kirkstall Forge

Located next to a dedicated railway station and overlooking the River Aire, the business hub at Kirkstall Forge will place the working community at its heart, with many potential employees just a short commute from Leeds City Centre, Bradford and the Yorkshire Dales. What’s more, with the motorway and airport so close by, Kirkstall Forge offers wider national and international connections right on its doorstep.

In keeping with the stunning riverside location, our Grade A offices will be built to the highest environmental sustainability standards and house over 300,000 sq ft of light-filled workspace. These workspaces offer great flexibility to a variety of tenants, enriching the diverse community at Kirkstall Forge.

Kirkstall Forge will be a new kind of place to work, with spaces to meet and exchange ideas, take relaxing lunchtime walks or cycle through woodlands, this unique environment offers a fresh perspective on work-life balance, a place to make your own and feel part of.

work on the first 111,000 sq ft is well underway and is due for occupation in October 2017



CEG has successfully completed the letting of a further 18,500 sq ft of its flagship, seven-storey office development at Kirkstall Forge to Zenith Vehicle Contracts. Zenith originally agreed a deal to relocate its global headquarters to the new development in 2016 and...

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Designs revealed for first phase of residential at Kirkstall Forge

CEG has submitted a reserved matters (detailed) planning application for 112 new family homes and 23,000 sq ft of retail, leisure and community space set around a vibrant public square. Designed by Stirling prize award-winning Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, these contemporary homes...

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Laura Kenny
Marketing & Events Consultant

Paul Richardson
Asset Manager

Nick Lee
Head of Commercial Development