1. ITV Report

Plans for new shopping centre in Leeds

Victoria Gate Photo:

The property developer behind the Victoria Gate (formally known as Eastgate Quarters) development in Leeds, has released information and images on the detailed designs of the scheme ahead of its public consultation this week.

The public consultation will be held within the centre of the Victoria Quarter adjacent to the fountain on the 18th (10am – 8pm), 19th (10am – 6pm) and 20th (10am – 4pm) April 2013.

The detailed designs for phase one includes three main buildings:

  • A flagship John Lewis store, with a striking facade drawing on Leeds’ textile heritage
  • Victoria Gate arcade, with stores, restaurants, cafes and leisure space in an elegantly designed two-street arcade linking Victoria Quarter to the John Lewis store
  • A multi-storey car park for up to 800 cars

Alongside regenerating the physical space, the first phase will also deliver up to 1,500 retail and hospitality jobs and 6,000 employment opportunities.

We wanted to design buildings which pay tribute to Leeds’ architectural heritage while making a statement and creating a landmark within the city. ACME [architects] has done a huge amount of research into the rich texture and contrasting materials from commercial and retail buildings in Leeds, which has inspired the new designs for both Victoria Gate and John Lewis.

– Joe Swindells, Project Director
What the John Lewis store will look like