Trinity Leeds celebrates five years since opening

The extraordinarily successful Trinity Leeds shopping centre, designed and delivered by Chapman Taylor for Landsec as part of the urban regeneration of Leeds city centre, is celebrating five years of trading.

The multi-award-winning retail and leisure development opened on 21 March 2013, and attracts over 23 million visitors every 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.

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 facilities. A groundbreaking element is the creation of Trinity Kitchen, the UK’s first authentic indoor street food venue, offering a wide range of culinary options. Vendors are regularly rotated to keep the offer up-to-date and to provide customers with new experiences.

The pioneering Trinity Kitchen indoor street-food space

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 was to unite three of Leeds’ busiest thoroughfares around a new central space, including the refurbishment of an existing shopping centre.

The development is rated BREEAM ‘Excellent’ for sustainability. The scheme comprises buildings linked by a series of naturally ventilated, arcaded streets and public spaces. A self-supporting, grid-shell glazed roof rises 30m above street level, providing abundant natural light as well as a sense of spaciousness.

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 two million.

Among its many awards, Leeds Trinity was named ‘Best Retail Estate Development in a City Centre’ at the prestigious MAPIC Awards, 2013, as well as ‘Global ICSC RECON VIVA ‘Best of the Best’ shopping centre in the world in 2015 . 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 has considerable experience and expertise in designing large-scale urban regeneration projects, with successful and award-winning schemes all over the world.

Many congratulations to Landsec and everyone else involved at Trinity Leeds on reaching this milestone. We look forward to the next five years of critical and commercial success.

For more information, please contact:


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

Main Board Director, UK

Adrian joined Chapman Taylor in 1986 and was promoted to the Main 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.

Schwerpunkte:

Städtebau / Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten

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