Victoria Gate named best shopping centre

Published:  17 March, 2017

The Leeds centre scoops the prestigious title at the MIPIM awards

Hammerson has announced that Victoria Gate, its new premium retail development in Leeds, has been awarded Best Shopping Centre at the MIPIM Awards.

The scheme, which is adjacent to Hammerson’s Victoria Quarter arcade and forms part of the new Victoria Leeds shopping destination, is anchored by a flagship John Lewis, the first in Leeds and the largest outside London. 

Designed by architects, Acme, the development officially opened its doors in October, was 90 per cent let at opening boasting global brands including Russell & Bromley, Nespresso, GANT, Hackett, Tommy Hilfiger, CAU, Aspinal of London, Anthropologie and international restaurant group D&D. Over three quarters of the brands in the scheme were new to Leeds, and a third were firsts for the Hammerson portfolio.

Victoria Gate competed against Lee Tung Avenue, Hong Kong, Morinomiya Q’s MALL BASE, Japan, and Parc Central, China, to win the Best Shopping Centre Award.

The MIPIM Awards are internationally-renowned and highly coveted as part of the industry’s largest real estate exhibition, MIPIM. It honours the most outstanding and accomplished projects, completed or yet to be built around the world.

Robin Dobson, director of retail development at Hammerson, said: “We are delighted that the success of Victoria Gate has been recognised with such a prestigious award. The striking architecture and premium brand mix makes this scheme truly unique, and we are very proud to have set new standards for retail across Europe”.

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