Two new companies have announced they’re moving in at the multi-million pound Kirkstall Forge development.
American firm, Buildings IOT, is opening its first UK base as part of its cross-Atlantic expansion plans and local firm, CPA Consulting Engineers, is moving to accommodate its continued long term growth plans.
In keeping with the exceptional sustainability credentials offered by Number One Kirkstall Forge, Buildings IOT delivers software and services to improve the operational performance and reduce the environmental impact of buildings and will be CEG’s partner of choice for its new build developments.
They are taking a Let Ready studio which provides well-designed, fully furnished workspace, with modern kitchens, break-out and meeting areas. Mark Davenport, Director UK & Europe for Buildings IOT, said: “As well as being instantly part of a fantastic business community, the studios offer a great opportunity to grow and expand on site as we roll out our adaptive building solutions across the UK, Europe and South Africa.”
CPA Consulting Engineers is a home-grown Leeds business which is expanding and was keen to expand in an environment designed to support collaboration, creativity and prioritise health and wellbeing. They are taking a 14-desk Let Ready studio.
Simon Crabtree, Director of CPA Consulting Engineers, said: “Our new office and the wider building setting promotes modern and flexible working, as well as our investment in the well-being of our team. It will continue to accommodate our long-term growth and has a fantastic woodland, riverside setting.”
Only three offices remain available at Number One Kirkstall Forge, including a fully fitted 10-desk studio, a 3,880 sq. ft ground floor suite, fully fitted with 70-desks, kitchens and meeting rooms and the 5,147 sq. ft first floor suite, which comes with a mezzanine gallery and additional flex working space for expansion.
Antonia Martin Wright, Head of Commercial Development at CEG, said: “We are delighted to welcome two new like-minded businesses to the thriving community here at Kirkstall Forge. It is a modern, inspiring environment designed to nurture smaller businesses as well as large corporates, with contemporary space, great onsite facilities and events, all of which can help to attract and retain staff.”
Ultimately, the £400million Kirkstall Forge scheme is set to become home to a thriving mixed-use community comprising up to 1,500 new homes, 300,000 sqft of offices and 100,000 sq. ft of retail, leisure and community space.