The £400 million Kirkstall Forge development has been unveiled at the world’s largest international property convention, MIPIM.
The regeneration scheme, one of the largest of its type in the North of England, was unveiled by developers CEG alongside a £350million development on 5.86 acres of land within the South Bank, Leeds.
Paul Fox, of CEG’s Property agents Fox Lloyd Jones, said:
“At MIPIM, these sites were pitched against every key city in the world, fighting head-on for the limited pot of global capital and investment. Leeds has to pitch its strengths and unique selling points against London, Paris, and Dubai as well as competing with Manchester and Birmingham.
“Our experience at Kirkstall has underlined that occupiers and investors are seeking out schemes that offer world class accommodation options supported by on site high quality infrastructure and communications.
“Kirkstall Forge and our evolving South Bank scheme tick all those boxes being adjacent to key rail and road infrastructure and both offering unrivalled and unique environments for headquarter office users.
“The recent commitments of Burberry, HS2 and now HS3 will further change the face of South Bank, Leeds and creates a once-in-a-generation opportunity not only for the people who live and work in this area but also helping to put Leeds as a city on the map as a global destination.”
In September planners approved proposals for a new office block which signifies the first stage of the Kirkstall Forge site.
The new Kirkstall Forge railway station was due to be open by Easter – but an official opening date is still to be announced.