Trinity Leeds Project

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Postby BLAKEY » Wed 13 Mar, 2013 1:32 pm

Leodian wrote:
. Getting tenents to take such stores may already be difficult and will be even more so when more become available. I wonder what they will be use for? Surely there is no requirement for more bettings shops, fast food, mobile phones and charity shops!



Too true Leodian, and looking just into the near future (or so it now seems) although the mighty John Lewis may have money to gamble and to burn what on Earth is the point of the Eastgate fiasco.
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Postby anthonydna » Wed 13 Mar, 2013 5:14 pm

Leeds doesn't have many international brand shops, it must be the only city I've been to in the last few years that doesn't even have an Apple Store. Hopefully Trinity will kick off a bit of a renaissance and attract new people to Leeds that are currently shopping in Manchester. There is huge potential for "shopping" as a leisure activity in Leeds making the Market, Victoria Qtr and Corn Exchange places to go and spend money rather than places to do your shopping. I know shopping sounds pretty shallow but it generates a "buzz" that attracts others to the city, I would never locate my company to Bradford even though its much cheaper because I like to spend my lunchtimes in Leeds, inst that what makes any area successful, its attractiveness to business for all kinds of reasons?
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Postby Riponian » Wed 13 Mar, 2013 5:35 pm

Not in Trinity, but I have noticed Leeds will be getting a "Handpicked Hall" on Vicar Lane, an idea that's sneaked its way down from Ripon it seems. http://www.handpickedhall.co.uk/leeds/
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Postby jim » Fri 15 Mar, 2013 5:00 pm

There is now an "artwork" outside the Briggate entrance to the Trinity Project. A tall pillar carries a silver hued maiden who is somewhat underdressed for the time of the year. She may feel more at home with the evening crowds in the vicinity. From a distance I thought it was a flagpole-standing version of the "living statues" often found gracing our city-centre streets these days.

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Postby Tasa » Fri 15 Mar, 2013 6:31 pm

jim wrote:
There is now an "artwork" outside the Briggate entrance to the Trinity Project. A tall pillar carries a silver hued maiden who is somewhat underdressed for the time of the year. She may feel more at home with the evening crowds in the vicinity. From a distance I thought it was a flagpole-standing version of the "living statues" often found gracing our city-centre streets these days.


I noticed that too this afternoon, jim. Yes, a bit like the purple bicycle man on Stonegate in York!

I dread to think what extra items she will be "wearing" by the end of a busy Saturday night in Leeds! I remember many years ago some students abseiled down the Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre building at the University of Leeds to put a pair of underpants on the head of the "flying" statue on the side of the building Regular Smiley
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Postby raveydavey » Fri 15 Mar, 2013 8:02 pm

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I noticed when I was in the area recently that several stores in the nearby area are relocating into the new centre. Those that I saw are:- Next, River Island and La Senza. This will though mean that their current locations may become empty, as it would not seem to make good commercial sense to keep them. Getting tenents to take such stores may already be difficult and will be even more so when more become available. I wonder what they will be use for? Surely there is no requirement for more bettings shops, fast food, mobile phones and charity shops!    


I may have mentioned this before, but big name stores generally get very preferential rates within new malls for the first few years of trading to attract them - they're referred to within the sector as "anchor" stores as they provide the footfall getting the place off the ground. The amount of empty retail premises in Leeds is only set to increase and should be a worry to the council, especially as they look set to do their best to kill off city centre shopping with their never ending quest to increase and expand parking charges.

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Leeds doesn't have many international brand shops, it must be the only city I've been to in the last few years that doesn't even have an Apple Store.


Funnily enough, Leeds did have an Apple Store a few years ago, on the front of the Merrion Centre facing the St Johns. Last time I was in Leeds it appeared to be an "Apple store" in all but name, but run on a concession or franchise type terms with a different name on the door.
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Postby Leodian » Sat 16 Mar, 2013 7:34 pm

Regarding the 'artwork' outside the Trinity Leeds centre on Briggate this is a close-up photo that I took today (March 16 2013). Sorry for the not so good quality but some barriers around it made it hard to get a clear shot without the barriers in view.

The artwork is good but does look fragile. I shall post a photo that shows the location better.    
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Postby Leodian » Sat 16 Mar, 2013 7:46 pm

This photo shows the location of the artwork (and its temporary barriers) on Briggate. Behind is one of the soon to be opened access/egress points for the new Trinity Leeds centre.
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Postby Leodian » Thu 21 Mar, 2013 6:45 pm

In late a.m. to early p.m. today (March 21 2013) I, along with what looked like most of Leeds, was in the new centre that was officially opened today. It was heaving with people! I thought I would post this photo that may give an idea of the scene (in the centre is the horse artwork).

It is utterly amazing inside, which came as a surprise as it was hard to tell from the outside while the work was going on.        
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Postby Leodian » Thu 21 Mar, 2013 6:57 pm

This photo that I took today in the just opened Leeds Trinity centre shows something old (Trinity Church) and something new (the centre). I promise not to post more (unless otherwise Tongue) but I thought (hoped!) this one would be of interest.
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