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.

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

 

Funding

Growing Places Fund- £5 million

Project Status

Activity 6: Delivery

Start and end dates

2014- 2027

Delivery partners

Leeds City Council

DfT

Other funders

DfT

Leeds City Council

Commercial Estates Group

Get in touch (contact information)

lcr@leedscityregion.gov.uk