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Major Developments

Here you can find out about some of the key developments in Leeds, setting out the Trust's view on the projects and the latest news regarding progress.
Trinity Leeds Retail and Leisure Development
Built on the site of a 1960s centre demolished in 2006, the Leeds Civic Trust has supported the developer's plans for a high quality retail complex at the heart of the city's retail core. Providing covered links between Commercial Street, Boar Lane, Albion Street and Briggate, the scheme reflects the Leeds arcade tradition, creating an attractive multi-level covered space with retail and restaurant terraces - a cinema provides additional entertainment opportunities. The 'credit crunch' put a stop on building between 2007 and 2010 but the centre open on 21 March 2013 to great acclaim. While there is a wide range of shops and entertainment facilities, we have noted that it appears that the restaurants and bars are as busy as the retailers, perhaps signalling a change in the function of the city centre. Further details can be seen at the Trinity Leeds website.
Victoria Gate (formerly the Eastgate Quarter)
Designed as a major extension to the Leeds shopping offer, the Eastgate Quarter has been planned for many years and has appeared in several different guises. This website includes a short chronology of the project with links to the Trust's observations on the scheme and the developer's website.