Trinity Leeds

This major multi-million pound retail and leisure development in the heart of Leeds city centre was formally opened in March 2013.

Project Details
  • Client

    Land Securities

  • Architect

    Chapman Taylor

Comprising three levels of retail with over 120 units anchored by Marks & Spencer and including major retailers such as Next, Top Shop, Hollister, Apple, H&M, Superdry and River Island. The top level comprises a restaurant quarter and a boutique cinema operated by Everyman with a 500 seat capacity spread over three auditoria.

The new structures were founded on pad foundations bearing on sandstone and comprised a single level tanked basement, service yard and a structural steel superstructure.

The fast-track composite superstructure utilised stability frames to improve retail flexibility and local ‘thin floor’ construction techniques to overcome severe headroom restrictions. Prefabricated precast twin wall panels were utilised for the construction of the stair and lift cores, and extensive use of DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) was utilised for the façade cladding panels, prefabricated service riser modules and the roof top plant room in order to provide significant assistance in minimising the construction programme.

As a BIM project, Waterman provided ongoing support via the collaboration website by uploading the Revit model on a regular basis to contribute to a continuous live coordinated clash detection model. The model was constantly updated at all stages during the design process as part of the shared knowledge resource, and formed a reliable basis of design team decision making.

This multi-award winning project has recently scoped the prestigious 2015 VIVA ‘Best of the Best’ Design Award. 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.