Growing Places Fund Kirkstall Forge Leeds

A £5 million Growing Places Fund loan from the LEP is helping to fund the redevelopment of brownfield land at the former Forge. A new railway station has been opened at the heart of the development and a new road junction created at the site's entrance onto the A65

A £5 million Growing Places Fund loan from the LEP is helping to fund the redevelopment of brownfield land at the former Forge. A new railway station has been opened at the heart of the development and a new road junction created at the site's entrance onto the A65.

The project, led by the Commercial Estates Group, will eventually see 1,000 new homes, Grade A offices, and retail and leisure space created in this major development site.

Almost 2,400 jobs are anticipated in the office buildings, the first of which opened in December 2017. More than 700 people already work at Kirkstall. 

About the Growing Places Fund (LEP Loans)

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growing Places Fund provides loan funding to kick-start stalled development or infrastructure projects that will create homes, jobs and other economic benefits in Leeds City Region. The initial £35.5m Growing Places Fund investment was provided by Government in 2012, specifically to invest in development schemes that are unable to proceed due to a lack of commercial finance.

Project Lead Commercial Estates Group
District/ Area Leeds
Business case summary Link here
Funding Growing Places Fund £5 million
Project Status Activity 6: Delivery
Start and end dates 2014 - 2017
Delivery partners Leeds City Council, DfT
Other funders Commercial Estates Group
Get in touch lcr@leedscityregion.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Q4 2019/2020