Jul 2018

Kirkstall Forge wins Housing Design Award

The first phase of housing at Kirkstall Forge, designed by FCBStudios, has been awarded a 2018 Housing Design Award in the ‘project’ category.

Kirkstall Forge is a new neighbourhood on a brownfield site near Leeds. Located in the Aire valley, amongst ancient woodlands, the masterplan design for the scheme aims to deliver a vibrant new community, providing contemporary housing and public spaces in an environment that promotes health and wellbeing. The first phase of housing will provide 112 spacious homes which draw on model villages such as Saltaire and Scandinavian co-housing schemes to help to build a true sense of community amongst its residents.

Judges commented that the project has "...some of the most interesting house plans we have seen".

Plans were approved for the first phase of residential development in November 2017. Ultimately, 1050 new homes will be built on the 57 acre site alongside 300,000ft² of offices and 100,000ft² of retail, leisure and community space.

Prior to the ceremony Keith Bradley, Partner at FCBStudios and Jon Kenny, Development Director for CEG presented the scheme as part of the Housing Design Awards 2018 Seminar "...And breathe". 

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Kirkstall Forge wins Housing Design Award