New sculpture plans submitted at Kirkstall Forge

An artist's impression of 'The Cusp' at Kirkstall Forge.

By John Baron

Plans to build a ‘destination’ public sculpture at the multi-million pound Kirkstall Forge development in West Leeds have been submitted.

Applicants GMV Twelve Limited want to erect a sculpture – called Cusp – in front of the Number One office block at Kirkstall Forge, near the train station.

In a planning statement submitted with the plans, artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva said: “Cusp aims to act as a destination for visitors; offering a robust but natural-looking marker in the landscape, as well as narratives that can be read and re-read in diverse ways.

“It is an iconic form that entices the visitor, encouraging people to use their own imagination, both from a distance as well as in close proximity to the work.”

The plans, at Great Exhibition Way, include soft and hard landscaping.

The planning application can be viewed in full here.

Developers CEG are creating high-quality offices, new homes and a wealth of complementary facilities at the site.


  1. I completely agree with Paul, what a waste of money, LCC is supposedly that short of money they are closing care homes etc, and thinking of selling the Lord mayor’s number plate, but yet they’ll spend thousands of pounds on a sculpture that looks like 2 fish tails and is absolutely hideous, time the council got their heads screwed on and started working for the people who vote them in.


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