Victoria Gate named world’s best shopping centre

Victoria Gate has been crowned the Best Shopping Centre in the World after being open for just five months.

The Leeds-based shopping centre was awarded the title at the MIPIM Awards in Cannes.

Designed to resemble a modern Victorian arcade, the luxury shopping centre was the UK‘s only major retail scheme launched last year.

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Now the largest premium retail destination in northern England spanning 53,400 sq meters, the £165 million development is anchored by department store John Lewis.

The shopping centre delivered over 1500 job opportunities throughout its development.

The Victoria Gate Fund also contributed £30,000 of funding and supported 12 local projects in Leeds that help develop the employment skills and experience of young people.

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