New images of £120m Leeds shopping centre scheme

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Designers have released images of the new £120m shopping centre planned for Leeds ahead of a public consultation.

The three-day public consultation on the Victoria Gate development, will run from 10am tomorrow from the fountain within the Victoria Quarter.

John Lewis will be the scheme’s anchor store, with a ‘diamond’ inspired facade drawing on the city’s textile heritage

As well other stores it will have restaurants, cafes and leisure space in a two-street glass-roofed arcade linking Victoria Quarter to the John Lewis store.

There will also be a multi-storey car park for up to 800 cars.

Victoria Gate’s project director, Joe Swindells, said: “We wanted to design buildings which pay tribute to Leeds’ architectural heritage while making a statement and creating a landmark within the city.

“ACME [architect] 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.”

Victoria Gate, formerly known as Eastgate Quarters, is expected to create up to 1,500 retail and hospitality jobs.