Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre

ETFE In-fill Panel for Architectural Glass Roof

Project Outline

Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre opened in March 2013, welcoming over 130,000 shoppers on it’s first day. Named after the adjacent 18th century Holy Trinity Church and housing 93,000m2 of retail floor space, this modern day cathedral celebrates the altogether different God of Shopping.

Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre

Our Solution

The centre-piece of the shopping centre is a 3,716m2 glass dome designed by SKM Anthony Hunt, containing 1,902 glass panels that arch 30.5m over street level. Base were approached by contractor Laing O’Rourke to help solve a small yet significant problem with the dome, to subtly fill a space between the shopping centre parapet and the glazed roof. By using ten shaped ETFE segments welded together to create a single twisting panel measuring over 12m long, a virtually invisible barrier now prevents the ingress of the elements without compromising the sleek, glazed aesthetic - all at a fraction of the cost of using bespoke glass.

 

Results

We may be no Michelangelo but we are nonetheless proud of our finishing touch to this dramatic dome.

Exterior of ETFE panel in-fill for architectural glazed roof
Exterior of ETFE panel in-fill for architectural glazed roof
Interior of ETFE panel in-fill for architectural glazed roof

Project Summary

Client
Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre
Location
Leeds
Date
2013
Architect
Chapman Taylor
Contractor
Laing O'Rourke
Fabric
ETFE
Product
ETFE Systems
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance