Trinity Leeds

Published 8th December 2022

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

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.

Trinity Leeds
Images copyright Ben Ghibaldan, Chapman Taylor

The fast-track composite superstructure utilised stability frames to improve the flexibility of the retail units 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, our team 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.

Trinity Leeds
Image copyright Ben Ghibaldan, Chapman Taylor

This multi award-winning project 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.

In addition, Trinity Leeds won the ‘New Developments: Large Award for retail projects over 45,000 sqm’ at the ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards 2014.

Client: Land Securities

Architect: Chapman Taylor

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