Number One Kirkstall Forge.

Leeds, UK

Ian Cowley, Partner at Hoare Lea

Project Lead:
Ian Cowley

Outside the office box.

Kirkstall Forge is an abitious, multi-award winning regeneration development next to the River Aire, with family homes, offices, shops restaurants and leisure facilities. The site is just a short commute from Leeds City Centre, Bradford and the Yorkshire Dales and close to the airport and motorway – with a dedicated railway station.

As the first of three office blocks on the development, Number One Kirkstall Forge is a Grade A office focused on empowering users.

Modelling results.

We worked closely with the client and wider design team to challenge industry norms and think differently about the space. We made sure we considered the resilience requirements in detail, and crafted a design that would truly future-proof the building. The early stage modelling was key to this, and allowed us to work closely with the client and design team to deliver a super-efficient EPC A rating and BREEAM Excellent building. Number One Kirkstall Forge has also become the first ever commercial building in Yorkshire to be awarded Wired Platinum certification. This certification is awarded by the digital connectivity rating company WiredScore. Platinum is best in class and only accounts for around 10 percent of buildings worldwide.

Trending insight.

We brought both local and national knowledge to this project. Our commitment to clear and close communication with the client and design team, meant that the challenges the development threw up were quickly overcome. Ultimately, our industry-leading expertise and understanding of the key trend in workplace projects meant we could deliver solutions that met the client’s ambitious aims.

Key Figures
A EPC rating & BREEAM Excellent
9,000m² Of flexible office space