Zenith Vehicle Contracts has announced new low carbon headquarters at the Kirkstall Forge site in Leeds to enhance the company’s environmental credentials.
The new 45,000 sq ft offices are designed to the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) excellent rating. Solar panels are installed on the roof and an innovative energy strategy used.
The new space is over the top three floors of the development and includes spectacular roof level meeting rooms. It will also feature running and cycle routes to help employees stay fit and encourage more car-free journeys.
The offices have attracted recognition with a host of awards including ‘Game Changer of the Year’ and ‘Deal of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Property Awards.
The developer, CEG, has also announced it will relocate its northern office to the development. CEG is running the development of the 57 acres Kirkstall Forge scheme which is set to become home to a thriving mixed-use community in a unique wooded, riverside setting.
Ultimately it will comprise of 1,050 new homes, 300,000 sq ft of offices and 100,000 sq ft of retail, leisure and community space.
Tim Buchan, chief executive officer from Zenith, said: “The Forge is another milestone in Zenith’s history and its location presents an opportunity to draw on the highly talented resources from within the North of England and establish a best-in-class headquarters for our future growth and innovation.”