Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
This month we take a look at a couple of projects that have been shortlisted for RIBA Awards; we head to the shops and take a trip around the magnificent Trinity Leeds shopping development ; and we take a peek at On The Banks Phase One.
The shortlist for this year’s RIBA Awards has been announced and once again Premier Construction begins its coverage of these fantastic accolades.
RIBA President, Angela Brady, commented:
“For nearly fifty years, the RIBA Awards have reflected the changing state of British architecture and revealed emerging design trends. What really stands out is that even in times of austerity, we can still deliver amazingly clever, high quality buildings that reflect the needs of today and enhance our daily lives.”
This month Premier Construction will be featuring Yarm School which is shortlisted for an award in the North East, Cat Hill Barn shortlisted in Yorkshire and Spitbank Fort in the South.
Meanwhile, Trinity Leeds is a brand new development for the city of Leeds which opened its doors for the first time in March 2013. The new retail and leisure development includes a vast selection of retail units, a 500 seat cinema, and an array of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Trinity Leeds takes its name from the nearby 18th Century Holy Trinity Church and has been created by combining a former shopping centre – the Leeds Shopping Plaza – with a brand new building. Trinity West sits on the site of the former plaza, whilst Trinity East is the new build element which replaces the Trinity and Burton Arcades.
And finally On The Banks is a heritage led project – implemented by Burnley Council – designed to transform one of the country’s best preserved areas of industrial heritage into a thriving community. The scheme focuses on six phases – Victoria Mill, The Square, Slater Terrace, Sandygate, The Leisure Hub and The Residence – and once complete will comprise a mix of businesses, residential units, leisure and education facilities.
Victoria Mill is the first phase of the scheme which comprises the conversion of a Grade II Listed mill into a University Technology College for Visions Learning Trust. Victoria Mill is scheduled to reach completion during summer 2013.
Join us now as we celebrate the developments that continue to shape our landscape.