The £350 million pound project called Kristal Forge is set to move forward set with approval recommended ahead of a planning committee meeting on 19th April 2018.
Located within the natural landscape of the Kirkstall Valley, along the banks of the River Aire, this contemporary 21st Century village is creating high quality spaces for a new generation to live, work and explore.
Providing a new dedicated railway station, linking the site to Leeds City Centre in minutes, to Bradford in 15 minutes and Manchester within an hour, Kirkstall Forge aims to be a vibrant mixed-use community with exemplary sustainable public transport links. The development will also include a 40-storey residential skyscraper that could become Yorkshire's tallest building.
The redevelopment offers numerous opportunities for small business in Leeds. As planning application, detailed consent is sought for two office buildings measuring a total of about 280,000 sq ft and including potential retail and leisure uses on the ground floor.
Furthermore, framework permission is also sought for a mixed-use development of up to 1.1 million sq ft of residential and business floorspace, as well as potential retail, leisure, hotel, health, education and community uses.
The proposed Kirkstall Forge’s business hub is ideally located just 3.5 miles from Leeds city centre and 7.7 miles from Bradford.