Kirkstall Forge

Commercial Office

Kirkstall Forge is a new development which has seen the complete overhaul of a former industrial site on the outskirts of Leeds. Over time, the aim is to transform the location into a thriving mixed-use community including offices, homes, shops and restaurants in a picturesque riverside setting.

The first part of the redevelopment was Number One Kirkstall Forge, which provides 110,000 q ft of Grade ‘A’ office space.

The project was voted best in the ‘Commercial’ category at the RICS Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018.

The glass façade features COOL-LITE XTREME 70/33 II. With a high light transmission of 70%, this glass maximises daylight and indoor comfort, meaning the office space inside will be bright and pleasant for staff.  Its low solar factor and excellent U-value mean that this glass is also energy efficient, as this reduces the need for air conditioning and heating, thus reducing the space’s overall carbon footprint. 


Project stakeholders

  • Client: GMV Twelve
  • Architect: Cooper Cromar
  • M&E engineer: Hoare lea
  • Main contractor: Tolent Construction
  • Facade fabricator: Glassolutions
  • Glass processor: System 3


One Kirkstall Forge