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About Victoria Gate

Work started in April 2014 on the new £165 million Victoria Gate retail development, which is due to open in late 2016.

The development will house one of the largest John Lewis stores outside of London.

The detailed designs also include a casino, a multi-storey car park for over 800 cars, the Victoria Gate arcade with 30 stores, restaurants, cafes and leisure space. Altogether the Victoria Gate development will accommodate around 42,000m² of retail and leisure space.

Project developer Hammerson is working with construction contractor Sir Robert McAlpine and key partner Leeds City Council to deliver the scheme.

Victoria Gate is a 21st century, elegant arcade that adds to the rich history of retail in Leeds. Architecturally, the development aims to deliver buildings that complement the Victoria Quarter arcade, also owned by Hammerson, and surrounding Eastgate Quarters.

The design of Victoria Gate takes inspiration from the architectural character of the Bloomfield building in Leeds and the striking features of corner facades on neighboruing buildings.

Alongside John Lewis, the Victoria Gate arcade will be home to luxury and aspirational brands including Hackett, Anthropologie, Cos, & Other Stories, The White Company and Maje, complemented by fine dining from international restaurant group, D&D, in a rooftop restaurant.

Together Victoria Quarter and Victoria Gate will form Victoria Leeds – a premium retail destination in the heart of the city that promises to be the shopping destination of the north.

Hammerson’s retail focus lies in three areas of retail:

• Experience – Prime Shopping Centres
• Convenience – Retail Parks
• Luxury – Premium Designer Outlets

Hammerson has an investment in the highly successful Value Retail business, which owns premier outlet villages in nine of Europe’s major cities, including Bicester Village in the UK.

In addition to its investment in Value Retail, Hammerson also owns and manages Victoria Quarter in Leeds, which is home to Harvey Nichols, Vivien Westwood and in Paris, Hammerson redeveloped a part of the luxury retail street Rue du Faubourg, St Honore, and attracted brands including Burberry, Moschino, Jenny Packham and Bally.

As Victoria Gate nears completion a History of Here project is being launched, encouraging members of the Leeds community to send in their memories of retail in the city along with sharing archived photos demonstrating the transformation of Leeds through the years.

More information on the History of Here project can be found on Victoria Gate’s Facebook page:

More information on the Victoria Gate development can be found at:


Victoria Gate