21 February 2023
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. Frank Collins at Hands On Healthcare said: “We moved into Kirkstall Forge in July 2022. It 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 with Leeds based letting agents WSB Property Consultants and Fox Lloyd Jones representing landlord's CEG.
Emma Roe, front of house manager at Kirkstall Forge, said: “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.”
Ultimately, the £400 million Kirkstall Forge scheme is set to become home to a 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.