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News Trinity Leeds Project Restarts In August

Leeds is given a major boost as the huge shopping centre is put firmly back on track

News: Trinity Leeds Project Restarts In August

"More than 120 retail units will be nestled inside Trinity Leeds, so there will be plenty to attract shoppers"

It has been announced that the Trinity Leeds shopping centre has been given the go-ahead, with building due to start in August. The £350m project was scrapped back in May 2009 owing to recessional cutbacks-and is now the first of its kind to get back on its feet after the credit crunch. Employment in Leeds is set to benefit, as during its construction the centre will create 1,000 jobs - and after opening, that amount will treble to make 3,000 permanent retail vacancies.

The project will redevelop the Trinity Quarter around Briggate, Commercial Street, Albion Street and Boar Lane, measuring in at around 1,000,000 sq ft. Originally the site should have opened its doors this coming Christmas, but the new opening date has been set for early 2013. Half of the units have already been let as big businesses clamour to get their foot in the shiny new doors, to stores including Marks and Spencer, Next, Topshop, H&M, River Island, Boots and Californian brand-on-the-rise Hollister. More than 120 retail units will be nestled inside Trinity Leeds, so there will be plenty more to attract shoppers.

Land Securities, who own the development as well as the White Rose Centre, have said that they are also working on constructing an additional showpiece roof-top restaurant next to Holy Trinity Church, providing views over the Grade 1 listed building and the Trinity Quarter scheme. This will combine with new Yo!Sushi and Carluccio’s restaurants, and the first Everyman Cinema outside of the south of England, to offer a prime nocturnal entertainment culture alongside their expansion of Leeds’ retail experience.

Clearly the credit crunch did not kill off all of its victims, and after living with a gaping hole in the middle of our city for so long, many will no doubt be pleased that we are filling in those unattractive gaps and Leeds is being put back on the map. The Knightsbridge of the North is back with a vengeance!

Posted on Wednesday 21st July 2010
Rebecca Ryder

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Comments on News: Trinity Leeds Project Restarts In August

Comment by Ed Jones

Posted on Thu 22nd Jul 10 3:28 pm

Glad this is finally getting going again - hope they let some more independent businesses into it as well as the chain shops

Comment by Rachael Pogmore

Posted on Sun 25th Jul 10 10:04 pm

AT LAST!! This ugly building site has ruined the outlook of Leeds to many visitors exploring our shopping areas. Now lets hope something comes of the Majestic nightclub and the run down strip club bondi beach club around the train station, not exactly the best thing to enlighten memories of Leeds being the first and last thing most people see when visiting…

Comment by John Huxall

Posted on Wed 28th Jul 10 2:00 pm

and seen by the Leeds Sightseeing Bus too Rachel!

Looking forwqard to seeing the Trinity being built..

Comment by Luci Robinson

Posted on Mon 6th Aug 12 11:10 pm

Is there a Leeds sightseeing bus?? I’d like to go on that with you.

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