Global ICSC members visit Trinity Leeds - ‘Best’ designed shopping centre in the world

In May this year, Trinity Leeds shopping centre in the UK, designed by Chapman Taylor, won the prestigious International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) ‘Best of the Best’ Designed Shopping Centre in the World Award, which is a huge achievement given the ICSC’s significance to the worldwide retail industry through its 70,000 members in 100 countries.

On Wednesday 14th of October, over 50 senior ICSC members from across the world gathered together at Trinity Leeds to tour the shopping centre and listen to panellists from the global ICSC VIVA Awards Jury, executives from developer and owner Land Securities, and Chapman Taylor.

Roger Wilson, Director at Chapman Taylor, spoke about the creative and commercial design rationale behind the architectural approach to Trinity Leeds. Whilst Andrew Dudley and Robert Jewell from Land Securities spoke about the development of Trinity and on-going centre management. TV presenter, journalist and street food expert Richard Johnson spoke about the unique concept behind Trinity Kitchen which consists of a vibrant mix of restaurants and "pop-up" street food vans and vendors which are regularly changed to keep the offer up to date and to provide customers with new eating experiences.

Roger Wilson commented ‘Trinity Leeds offers shoppers a new type of shopping experience that strikes the right balance between traditional retail, leisure, entertainment, and cultural activities. Its architectural influence draws extensively from the surrounding local context and, as a result, the shopping centre blends seamlessly into Leeds city centre. These commercial and design elements combine together to create a unique sense of place which is why Trinity Leeds is a worthy winner of the prestigious ICSC best of the best design award’.

The site visit was requested by ICSC members who expressed an interest in visiting Trinity Leeds due to its striking architecture, its innovative street food concept ‘Trinity Kitchen’ and its role in setting the benchmark for modern, digitally enabled, centres around the world.

The event was well received and culminated in Trinity Leeds management receiving a commemorative plaque to mark its status as best designed shopping centre in the world.

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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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