Jungle IT at Kirkstall Forge

Jungle IT takes office space at the flagship Kirkstall Forge development

Managed Service Provider Jungle IT is taking 2,987 sq ft at Number One Kirkstall Forge. The team of 60 will relocate this week following a bespoke fit-out.

Delivering complete IT strategies and solutions, Jungle IT is expanding and was keen to grow in an environment designed to support collaboration, creativity and prioritise health and wellbeing.

The company was attracted to Kirkstall Forge due to the six-minute train journey to Leeds, which offers sustainable travel for the team, as well as the proximity to nature with the woodland, canal and river on the doorstep. Richard Knight, operations director at Jungle IT, said: “Our new facility is designed to promote modern ways of working, with flexible spaces that can be adapted to the differing needs of our team. The sustainable and lifestyle credentials of the facility will allow us to demonstrate to our staff, clients and prospects our investment in the well-being of our team and our commitment to innovation.”

Hands On Healthcare has also expanded within the studio space at the development, moving from a 14-desk space to 40-desks.

The studios are designed to help smaller businesses grow with ease. They benefit from the facilities available at Kirkstall Forge, including a full suite of easy to book meeting rooms, Butler’s café and informal business lounge, the Forge Life concierge team and on-site railway station.

Frank Collins at Hands On Healthcare said: “We moved into Kirkstall Forge in July 2022It has a great community feel and offers far more than just a space to work in. The contemporary space, activities, events and facilities ensure it is a fantastic environment for our team.

“The studios have eased our fast growth, taking the headache of running the office away so we can concentrate on growing our business.”

Only 3 studios remain available, offering space from 6 up to 14 desks. The Let Ready Studios provide well-designed fully- furnished workspace, complete with modern kitchens, break-out and meeting areas. They enable a company to move in, plug in and start work immediately providing grow-working space as part of a thriving business community.

With easy-in, easy-out flexible leases and the ability to grow and contract on-site, CEG’s innovative approach to leasing delivers more flexibility and can even provide for tenant fit outs, reducing the occupier’s capital spend. The company’s Core and Flex model allows a business to expand and contract within the space, helping to manage uncertainty, grow, seasonal and project demand.

An on-site Life team is also available to all tenants, dedicated to making occupier’s lives easier and healthier. The team, along with the Life app, help to create a more collaborative and productive environment, from booking meeting rooms, arranging dry cleaning, organising events, bike maintenance or fitness classes, to helping with information about local shopping, offers and activity discounts.

Emma Roe, front of house manager at Kirkstall Forge, explains: “We are delighted to welcome another new business to the Kirkstall Forge business community.

“The site continues to be a popular choice with its dedicated railway station offering easy access to Leeds, Bradford and onto Manchester. It is a modern, inspiring environment designed to nurture smaller businesses as well as large corporates, with onsite facilities and events which help to attract and retain staff.”

Named the best UK Commercial Workplace by the British Council of Offices, Number One Kirkstall Forge is designed to a specification which exceeds most city centre products, it harnesses its unique setting, offering those within the building exceptional views across the riverside, wooded valley.

Ultimately, the £400million Kirkstall Forge scheme is set to become home to a thriving mixed-use community comprising of 1,050 new homes, 300,000 sq ft of offices and 100,000 sq ft of retail, leisure and community space.