• 20 May 2015

Trinity Leeds wins VIVA ‘Best of the Best’ Award

The multi-award winning £400m retail centre in the heart of the city of Leeds has scoped the prestigious 2015 VIVA ‘Best of the Best’ Design Award at the annual ICSC (International Council for Shopping Centres) RECON Conference 2015 in Las Vegas.

The VIVA (Vision, Innovation, Value, Achievement) Best-of-the-Best Awards honours the most outstanding examples of shopping centre Design and Development, Sustainability, Marketing, and Community Service worldwide.

The vibrant shopping destination with dining, leisure and entertainment unites three of Leeds’ primary shopping streets under a spectacular, sweeping glazed roof. The title for the project “Trinity” was derived from the adjacent Grade 1 listed building “The Holy Trinity Church”. The development has been designed to enable the church to be seen through the glazed roof from as many view points as possible.

Trinity Leeds has effectively generated a major socio-economic contribution to the region, attracting 22 million visitors in its first year of trading. The retail centre has since been ranked as the 6th place on the UK’s hierarchy of top retail locations, and later voted one of UK’s Coolest Brands for 2014/15.

It is known for being a revolutionary new type of retail destination and still continues to set the benchmark for market-leading and modern shopping centres, both in the UK and internationally. The ground breaking focus on digital experience is seamlessly integrated and offers customers the experience of interactive video walls, iPad-enabled customer service, mobile apps, free Wifi and a CRM system.

Acting as part of the design team, Waterman was appointed to provide a full scope of structural and civil engineering design services on this prestigious project, working closely with award winning architect Chapman Taylor and developer Land Securities.

Our Waterman team is thrilled to have been involved through all stages of this world class development over a period of fifteen years.

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