FEATURED GLASS: DIAMANT
The £165 million scheme, adjacent to Hammerson’s Victoria Quarter arcade, forms part of the new 53,400m2 Victoria Leeds shopping destination. It has created the largest premium retail and leisure venue in Northern England moving Leeds up to third in the UK’s best place to shop retail rankings (Javelin).
Designed by architects Acme, the development provides Leeds with a 21st century retail arcade and is an exceptional addition to the city’s rich merchandising and textile history. Its striking façade takes inspiration from the surrounding architecture of Leeds’ historic buildings and uses a mixture of white terracotta and red bricks which were manufactured in Yorkshire and Staffordshire.
The premium interior space features curved glass, shop windows, created by Glassolutions, using Saint-Gobain DIAMANT. The low-iron glass provides clarity and light throughout the space.
- Client: Hammerson UK Properties Plc
- Architect: Acme
- M&E Engineer: Hoare Lea
- Main contractor: SRM
- Facade fabricator: Lidner
- Glass processor: Glassolutions