All of the houses and nearly all of the apartments benefit from private outdoor space in a variety of forms, from garden to roof terrace, to balcony. Many of the houses have two or three different types outdoor amenity to make the most of sunlight and outlook. Houses at the centre of the scheme have their gardens over a covered mews street with garage parking, to make the densest use of the site, whilst the two taller courtyard blocks of houses and apartments share a communal garden at the centre of the block and have only roof terraces or balconies as private spaces. The provision of public open space is equally generous. Public footpath access is provided through the woodland at the north edge of the site, where the old Mill Race waterway will be restored. A public ‘pocket park’ at the centre of the scheme is designed for incidental play, and a main public square with retail spaces sits at the heart of the project.

Planning History

Kirkstall Forge was granted outline consent in 2005. In 2008 FCBStudios were appointed to re-work the masterplan, but within the parameters of the existing consent. Work started on site in 2015 and completed phases include the first roads, a new railway station, and an office building which opened at the end of 2017. Our scheme will be the first phase of residential and was granted reserved matters planning approval in November 2017 after a unanimous vote of approval from the council

Project Team

Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Developer: CEG

Development Data

Site size (ha): 3.1
Estimated date of completion: 01/12/2021
Schedule of accommodation: 2 x Studio Apartments 5 x 1-bed apartments 11 x 2-bed apartments 4 x 2-bed (duplex) Courtyard House 15 x 3-bed Courtyard House 38 x 3-bed Terrace House 22 x 4-bed Terrace House 15 x 5-bed Terrace House
Tenure mix: n/a
Size of typical home: 134
Parking spaces: 185+ visitor

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