Land Securities has opened Trinity Leeds, the one million sq ft shopping centre in Leeds’ city centre.
The £378 million centre is 90 per cent let, with 5 per cent in solicitors’ hands.
Tenants include 46 brands new to Leeds, such as Apple, Mango, Hollister, Superdry, D&D restaurants and Everyman Cinema. The centre, designed by architects Chapman Taylor, houses approximately 100 shops and 20 restaurants under a glass domed roof designed by SKM Anthony Hunts, the designers behind the Eden Project.
Trinity Leeds features advanced digital capability, including interactive LCD screens, LED advertising screens which link to retailer websites and promotions, Google product search, a Trinity Leeds app featuring GPS (Android and Apple) and free wifi. Centre staff are equipped with iPads to enable better customer service for shoppers and retailers.
Situated in the centre of Leeds, Trinity will stimulate the city’s evening economy with late night shopping, leisure and dining and create over 2,600 new jobs.
Robert Noel, Chief Executive of Land Securities, said:
Trinity is good for the people of Leeds, good for retailers and is already a big success for Land Securities. Despite economic uncertainty, major shifts in retailing habits and a challenging city centre site, Land Securities has built Trinity Leeds on time, on budget and nearly fully let at opening.
Trinity Leeds demonstrates both Land Securities’ ability to develop profitably in challenging conditions and our confidence in Leeds as a prime retailing destination. Land Securities is a long-term investor in Leeds and we have every confidence that Trinity Leeds will be a huge success.