SE2436 : The new road into Kirkstall Forge

taken 5 years ago, near to Horsforth, Leeds, Great Britain

The new road into Kirkstall Forge
The new road into Kirkstall Forge
Looking up the hill towards the traffic lights and junction with Abbey Road. This new road was opened to the public around 16th June 2016, in preparation for the opening of Kirkstall Forge station on 19th June.
The road doesn't have a sign giving its name yet.
Kirkstall Forge development :: SE2536

The site at Kirkstall Forge is being redeveloped to provide commercial and residential buildings and a new railway station. The former factory buildings were cleared several years previously, and development was delayed by the recession. The railway station has been built during 2015, and will open by Easter 2016 (having suffered several unexplained delays), and construction of the first commercial building is planned for 2016. A new access road has been built to the station from Abbey Road near the junction with Hawksworth Road.

Road names at Kirkstall Forge

I was talking to a manager of CEG who are the Kirkstall Forge developers, on 9th July 2016 at the Kirkstall Festival, where they had a display. He told me that road names are being discussed with Leeds City Council. Butler Road will probably be the name of the road into the north-west end of the site. This road joins Abbey Road by the traffic lights near Hawksworth Road. Beecroft and Butler were the names of 2 partners who were responsible for developing industrial use on the site in the late 18th & early 19th centuries.
The road by the station will probably be called Great Exhibition Way, referring to the items that they manufactured and exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851. The items in the exhibition included railway wheels and axles, axletrees for carriages, phaetons, omnibuses, cabs, drays, and other vehicles (made from best double-faggoted Kirkstall iron)and a self-acting regulating damper for high-pressure boilers
Other road names may reference the monks of Kirkstall Abbey, who first developed the site in the 12th century.

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Sunday, 19 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 June, 2016
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