Victoria Gate Arcades, Leeds

Extends the discourse on design in the digital age

Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME.
Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME. Credit: Jack Hobhouse

ACME for Hammerson

Contract value: £80.9m

GIA: 36,700m²

Victoria Gate is at the east end of Leeds’ main artery The Headrow, and forms a natural extension of the Victoria Quarter and retail district. This project builds on its legacy of fine Victorian arcades by taking a rich, ornate approach – a contemporary interpretation of the historic arcades’ layered decorative motifs generated through geometric patterns

The scheme celebrates the opulent ‘glitter’ of consumer society and, with its cathedral-like scale, structural complexities, grand vistas and promenades linking the city from west to east, completes what was once seen as an undefined edge to the city.

 
  • Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME.
    Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME.
    Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME.
    Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
  • Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME.
    Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds, by ACME. Credit: Jack Hobhouse
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Victoria Gate holistically responds to the challenges of delivering a large scale building with a consistency of crafted feel that extends the discourse on the design and production of architecture in the digital age. 


Regional Building of the Year Award

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