• 17 March 2017

Victoria Gate wins ‘Best Shopping Centre’ at the MIPIM Awards

We are delighted that our project Victoria Gate has won ‘Best Shopping Centre’ at the MIPIM Awards 2017.

MIPIM 2017 - EVENTS - MIPIM AWARDS 2017 CEREMONY - BEST SHOPPING CENTRE CATEGORY - VICTORIA GATEThe MIPIM Awards is an internationally renowned real estate competition at MIPIM, the world’s property market. It honours the most outstanding and accomplished projects, completed or yet to be built, around the world, the very best of the real estate industry.

The category for ‘Best Shopping Centre’ rewards the new shopping centre, retail park or factory outlet which succeeds in encouraging and retaining traffic, whilst offering a unique shopper experience through new technologies, services and architectural features that aim to increase footfall and customer satisfaction.

The scheme, which is adjacent to Hammerson’s Victoria Quarter arcade and forms part of the new 53,400m2 Victoria Leeds shopping destination, is anchored by the flagship John Lewis store as well as 30 new retailers and restaurants making it the go to premium shopping, leisure and dining destination in the North.

Designed by architects, Acme, the development is a 21st century interpretation of the traditional Victorian retail arcades found in Leeds city centre.

WP_20170316_19_26_59_ProWaterman is proud to have provided multidiscipline services for the development and were also appointed by Sir Robert McAlpine to complete the multidisciplinary engineering services design as part of their design and build contract, with additional expertise provided on the acoustics, fire engineering and transportation.

Robin Dobson, Director of Retail Development at Hammerson, said in their statement: “We are delighted that the success of Victoria Gate has been recognised with such a prestigious award. The striking architecture and premium brand mix makes this scheme truly unique, and we are very proud to have set new standards for retail across Europe.”

Waterman’s Director Karen Telling, said; “We are thrilled that Victoria Gate has won this award and are extremely proud to have been part of this new and iconic retail scheme. Our involvement is a tremendous achievement and a career highlight for the entire project team after many years of commitment.”

The winners were announced on Thursday 16th March 2017 at the Grand Auditorium, Palais des Festivals, Cannes.

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