Leicester’s Highcross centre wins 2019 ICSC European Shopping Centre Commendation

Highcross shopping centre in Leicester has won a Commendation at the prestigious 2019 ICSC European Shopping Centre Award in the ‘Established Centres (Extra Large)’ category.

The ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards honour the best and most innovative retail schemes across the continent. The awards ceremony took place at the ICSC European Conference in Barcelona on 10 April.

Highcross is a mixed-use urban regeneration scheme in the heart of Leicester. The 93,000m² development by Hammerson PLC comprises 52 new stores, including a John Lewis department store (designed by Foreign Office Architects), restaurants, a multi-screen cinema, housing and associated parking. Our concept for the masterplan was to create a series of city blocks designed around a hierarchy of new streets and public squares which respond to the existing urban grain.

The design for the retail element of Highcross extended the existing Shires centre at all levels to create an additional two-level enclosed mall. The interior of Shires also underwent a significant refurbishment, seamlessly integrating the existing centre internally with the new mall extension, introducing a much higher level of sustainability.

Chapman Taylor provided the concept masterplan for this mixed-use regeneration scheme in Leicester city centre. Highcross, rated BREEAM Very Good for sustainability, won the BCSC Gold Award in 2008.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Highcross development for this well-deserved Commendation.

Adrian Griffiths (BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA MA Urban Design FRSA)

Group Board Director, UK

Adrian joined Chapman Taylor in 1986 and was promoted to the Group Board in 1998. As an architect and urban design specialist, he is recognised internationally for his expertise in the masterplanning of major complex mixed-use developments which are key drivers in the regeneration of our town and city centres.

Adrian is conscious of the fact that the developments we build today create the societies of tomorrow, recognising the responsibility the profession has in influencing the quality of people’s lives. He regularly speaks at conferences and prepares papers which promote the benefits of mixed-use developments as a sustainable model for the long term. Adrian leads the Concept Design Team in the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor nel 1986 e si unisce al Main Board nel 1998. Come architetto e specialista in progettazione urbanistica, è conosciuto a livello internazionale per la sua esperienza nei masterplan di grandi complessi multi-funzionali, che sono i principali autori nella rigenerazione dei nostri centri urbani.

Adrian è consapevole del fatto che le zone di sviluppo urbano che oggi costruiamo creano le società di domani, riconoscendo la responsabilità che la professione ha nell'influenzare la qualità della vita delle persone. Adrian partecipa abitualmente a conferenze e scrive articoli che promuovono i benefici degli spazi multifunzionali come modello sostenibile a lungo termine. Adrian guida il Concept Design Team nel Regno Unito.

Aree di competenza:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian kam 1986 zu Chapman Taylor und wurde 1998 ins Main Board befördert. Als Architekt und Urban Design-Spezialist ist er international anerkannt für seine Expertise in der Masterplanung von komplexen Mischbebauungsvorhaben, die Schlüsselfaktoren bei der Regeneration unserer Stadt- und Ortszentren sind.

Adrian ist sich der Tatsache bewusst, dass die Bauvorhaben, die wir heute umsetzen, die Gesellschaft von morgen bilden und ist sich der Verantwortung unseres Berufs als Einfluss auf die Lebensqualität der Menschen bewusst. Er spricht auf Konferenzen und schreibt Abhandlungen über die Vorteile von Mischbebauungsvorhaben als langfristig nachhaltiges Modell. Adrian leitet das Konzept-Design-Team in Großbritannien.


Städtebau / Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten

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