A £650 million retail scheme in Leeds, which was set to mark the late Enric Miralles’ English debut, has been mothballed for more than a year
Work has ‘temporarily’ stopped on the much-delayed Trinity Quarter, originally designed by Miralles’ practice EMBT with the Stanley Bragg Partnership (pictured right).
Once complete, the scheme will transform the area around Briggate, Commercial Street, Albion Street and Boar Lane, and will include more than 120 shops. It is currently being delivered as a redesigned version by Chapman Taylor.
Trinity Quarter Developments (TQD), a joint venture between developers Land Securities and Caddick, admitted it had put back the proposed opening of the 93,000m² mall from Easter 2011 to Christmas 2012.
Bob De Barr, development director for TQD, said: ‘Difficult decisions regarding the delivery of the scheme have had to be made in the context of the wider economy. We have thought long and hard about the best way to deliver the scheme and everything suggests that 2012 will be a more appropriate delivery date for all stakeholders.’
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Chapman Taylor will shortly submit plans for the ‘multi-million pound remodelling of Albion Street’ neighbouring the Trinity Quarter scheme.
source - http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/leeds-£650-million-trinity-quarter-hits-buffers/5200175.article
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