Zenith, Kirkstall Forge

A great example of an agile flexible Workplace of the future, with collaboration and well being at the centre of the design ethos. BREEAM Excellent with Wired Platinum

Client: Zenith, Kirkstall Forge

Location: Leeds

Project Size: 80,000 sq. ft.

Duration: 18 Weeks

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The brief was simple; to deliver a ‘workplace of the future’ that would allow Zenith, over the course of the next few years, to adopt an agile working mindset whilst allowing growth and flexibility in the way they work.

Under a JCT D&B contract Ardmac recently delivered the prestigious Cat B and C fit-out of One Kirkstall Forge on behalf of Zenith Vehicle Car Leasing, lauded as a benchmark in design, quality, flexibility and efficiency in commercial workspace in the North West. Working on a design and build basis and in partnership with the professional team, which included Fox Lloyd Jones (project managers), SpaceInvader (novated architects) and BSAP (mechanical and electrical consultants). The scheme has provided a new head office space for Zenith at the newly built BREEAM excellent Kirkstall Forge development in Leeds.

The wired data installation was to a ‘Wired’ platinum standard using enhanced cabling, ensuring the facility offers a future-proofed and resilient IT infrastructure.
The meeting rooms and high spec glazed partitioning systems had to perform to a dB Rw acoustic rating between 45 and 55 depending on sensitivity.

The fit-out works included the installation of a £1M high spec bespoke joinery package, custom-made fibrous lighting troughs incorporated into the feature ceilings, bespoke ceiling raft and feature lighting throughout the project. Ardmac coordinated and managed the install of the client directs packages AV and extensive furniture package.

Special attention to staff ‘wellbeing’ was at the heart of Zenith’s vision, maximizing daylight and designing in biodiversity and multi-culturalism. The design included a ‘Zen’ room, enhanced recreation areas, quiet spaces, first aid and prayer room.

“It looks absolutely fantastic. You and the team must be rightly proud.” [SpaceInvader Design]