Trinity Leeds Location City: Leeds, UK

Sectors:
Retail, Leisure
Services:
Architecture, Interiors, BIM, Sustainability
Studios:
London, Manchester
Client:
Land Securities

Certifications:

Winner of the ICSC's Global RECON VIVA 'Best of the Best' designed shopping centre in the World award

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Key Info

Includes:
A new retail and leisure destination of 120 outlets, with 25% of the space dedicated to food and leisure facilities
Area:
72,245m² GLA
Status:
Completed in October 2013
Key award:
Global ICSC RECON VIVA 'Best of the Best' designed shopping centre in the world 2015

Retail-led regeneration in the heart of the city

The multi-award-winning Trinity Leeds centre opened in October 2013, attracting over 23 million visitors in its first year. The 76,000m² development houses shops, bars, restaurants and a cinema in an all-day, all-evening venue, with 120 outlets operating in total.

Our brief

The scheme comprises buildings linked by a series of naturally-ventilated, arcaded streets and public spaces, modern yet sympathetic to the Victorian streetscape and adjacent, 18th Century, Holy Trinity Church. Chapman Taylor’s brief in designing and delivering Leeds Trinity was to unite three of Leeds’ busiest thoroughfares around a new central space, including the refurbishment of an existing shopping centre. 

25% of space dedicated to food and leisure

25% of the total commercial space is dedicated to food and leisure, including a 2,500m², four-screen art-house cinema, a rooftop dining terrace and basement cocktail bars. Trinity is pioneering in the way it incorporates such a high proportion of F&B and leisure facilities.

Trinity Kitchen - the UK's first indoor street food venue

The most pioneering element is the creation of ‘Trinity Kitchen’, the UK’s first authentic indoor street food venue, offering a wide range of culinary options. With everything from the freshest Thai food to double smoked pork and beef hot dogs served from an American hot dog cart, Trinity Kitchen is offering shoppers an authentic taste of the very best street food from across the world. Vendors are regularly changed to keep the offer up to date and to provide customers with new eating experiences.

Attracting over 23 million visitors in its first year, Trinity Leeds has had an extraordinary socio-economic impact on the local area, with the city of Leeds reporting an increase in overall visitor numbers of 2 million.

Naturally ventilated

This naturally ventilated, 76,000m² scheme comprises buildings linked by a series of naturally ventilated, arcaded streets and public spaces. A self-supporting, grid-shell glazed roof rises 30.5m above street level, providing abundant natural light as well as a sense of spaciousness.

Recognition and success

The development is rated BREEAM ‘Excellent’ for sustainability. Among its many awards, Leeds Trinity was ‘Global ICSC RECON VIVA ‘Best of the Best’ designed shopping centre in the world in 2015, and ‘Best Retail Estate Development in City Centre’ at the prestigious MAPIC Awards, 2013. Trinity Leeds has helped catapult the city into 6th place on the UK’s hierarchy of top retail locations, with it being voted one of the UK's 'Coolest Brands'.

Chapman Taylor designed and delivered Trinity Leeds for Land Securities

For more information please contact:

Adrian Griffiths
Director (London)
T: +44 (0) 20 7371 3000
Eagriffiths@chapmantaylor.com

Awards

New Centre Award -  BCSC Gold Awards
New Centre Award - BCSC Gold Awards
Best Retail Real Estate Development in a City Centre -  MAPIC Awards
Best Retail Real Estate Development in a City Centre - MAPIC Awards
Commendation Award -  Structural Awards
Commendation Award - Structural Awards
Commercial Category Winner -  West Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards
Commercial Category Winner - West Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards
Best Commercial Development -  Yorkshire Property Awards
Best Commercial Development - Yorkshire Property Awards
Best of the Best Design Award -  Global ICSC Award
Best of the Best Design Award - Global ICSC Award
Mixed-use Architecture Yorkshire & The Humber -   UK Property Awards
Mixed-use Architecture Yorkshire & The Humber - UK Property Awards
Best International Shopping Centre -  RLI Awards
Best International Shopping Centre - RLI Awards
Hospitality Award -  RLI Awards
Hospitality Award - RLI Awards
New Developments, Large -  ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards
New Developments, Large - ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards
Development of the Year -  Yorkshire Property Industry Awards
Development of the Year - Yorkshire Property Industry Awards
All awards
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