Kirkstall Forge is a pioneering new neighbourhood in Leeds. Located within the stunning natural landscape of the Kirkstall Valley along the banks of the River Aire, this 23 hectare site will provide a contemporary urban village creating spaces for a new generation to live, work, and explore.
The first forge was founded by the monks of the adjacent Kirkstall Abbey in the 13th century, and it remained active for over 700 years. Further up the river lies Saltaire, the model town and industrial world heritage site, from which the masterplan draws much inspiration.
The wider development is planned to include about 1050 houses and apartments, 28,000m² of commercial space, 9,300m² of retail, leisure and community space, including a primary school.