Less hustle and bustle doesn’t mean less excitement though. In fact, far from it. The land along Kirkstall Road is home to some of Leeds’ newest developments and there are some interesting plans for the future of this area too. It’s being dubbed the Kirkstall Road renaissance and this can only be a good thing for the local area.
Just a stone’s throw (and we really do mean a stone’s throw) from the heart of the city centre is the city fringe. If you’re looking for a workspace with parking, in a location with a little less hustle and bustle on the doorstep, then this is the perfect place.
Like the rest of Leeds, Kirkstall Road is also really well connected, especially for commuters. Leeds Train Station is just a twenty minute (nice and flat) walk away and Kirkstall Road itself is a very busy bus route with a dedicated bus lane (so less sitting in traffic) and the M621 really is just 5 minutes away.
Leeds has three strong universities and the city fringe is close to two of them. This means there is a constant flow of new talent flooding the local area and the rest of the city every year, as 65,000 students work their way towards the qualifications businesses want.
Unlike the well-travelled streets of the city centre, Leeds city fringe is somewhere that requires a little more exploration if you’re really going to find the areas best hidden gems such as Poco and Poppy's Potting Shed, but if you can get out on your lunchbreak and do some exploring, then it really is worth it.