A duo of property deals have been secured at CEG’s Kirkstall Forge development with security, facilities management and site services business, Onsite UK, taking Studio 3 and a worldwide cloud computing specialist moving into Forge Studios 4.
Both studios provide 750 sq ft of space and are designed to help smaller businesses benefit from the facilities available at Kirkstall Forge, including a full suite of easy to book meeting rooms, Butler’s café and informal business lounge, the Forge Life concierge team and on-site railway station.
Mark Vasey, Sales Director, at Onsite UK said: “Having scoured the market for a suitable home for our office relocate, Kirkstall Forge was the best Grade A office space by far. It has a great community feel and offers far more than just a space to work in. With all the activities and events that take place CEG have made it a really pleasant environment for all our staff.”
Only one studio remains available, offering space for up to 44 desks. The Let Ready Studios provide well-designed fully- furnished workspace, complete with modern kitchens, break-out and meeting areas. They enable a company to move in, plug in and start work immediately providing grow-working space as part of a thriving business community.
With easy-in, easy-out flexible leases and the ability to grow and contract on-site, CEG’s innovative approach to leasing delivers more flexibility and can even provide for tenant fit outs, reducing the occupier’s capital spend. The company’s Core and Flex model allows a business to expand and contract within the space, helping to manage uncertainty, grow, seasonal and project demand.
An on-site Life team is also available to all tenants, dedicated to making occupier’s lives easier and healthier. The team, along with the Life app, help to create a more collaborative and productive environment, from booking meeting rooms, arranging dry cleaning, organising events, bike maintenance or fitness classes, to helping with information about local shopping, offers and activity discounts.
Paul Richardson, investment manager at CEG, explains: “We are delighted to welcome new businesses to the Kirkstall Forge business community.
“The site continues to be a popular choice offering easy access by rail into Leeds, as well as on-site parking. Spacious, with lots of break-out spaces and facilities this is a contemporary and inspiring environment to nurture smaller businesses as well as large corporates.
“The studios remain well-occupied with only one available and, as a result of their popularity, we have just launched additional studios at our Albion Street offices in Leeds City Centre. In addition to the Let Ready studio space, we also have a ground floor, self-contained office available as well.”
Named the best UK Commercial Workplace by the British Council of Offices, Number One Kirkstall Forge is designed to a specification which exceeds most city centre products, it harnesses its unique setting, offering those within the building exceptional views across the riverside, wooded valley.
Already home to major Leeds occupiers including Zenith, Bupa and Mercedes Benz Vans, CEG is also bringing forwards the next 200,000 sq ft office building, with an opportunity for occupiers to secure a pre let.
In addition to the Let Ready space, CEG also has a ground floor 2,987 sq ft self-contained office available within Kirkstall Forge, with its own front door entrance.
Ultimately, the £400million Kirkstall Forge scheme is set to become home to a thriving mixed-use community comprising of 1,050 new homes, 300,000 sq ft of offices and 100,000 sq ft of retail, leisure and community space.