The Victoria Gate retail development will be a stylish addition to Leeds’s vibrant city centre.
The Victoria Gate development in Leeds will house a flagship 21,000m² John Lewis store along with an elegantly designed two-street arcade with 30 stores, restaurants, cafes and a casino. A multi-storey car park will provide spaces for up to 800 cars.
With the design intent for the brick cladding to the arcade envisaging a “pleated” brick profile, our team has worked closely with Thorp Precast to develop a solution capable of delivering this innovative arrangement consistently and economically.
Ninety nine per cent of the waste generated from the demolition of a building removed to make way for the scheme was diverted from landfill. The concrete, brick and slate were crushed and reused on site.
To save on mains water consumption, groundwater arising from the water table during piling was analysed and tested before being used for dust suppression during demolition.
The development won Bronze at the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards 2016.