Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre
The western section of the Trinity Plaza development involved the refurbishment of an existing shopping centre, internally and externally, which continued to trade throughout the works.
The works were undertaken in a live trading shopping centre and needed to be executed in a controlled and careful manner to avoid nuisance or harm to the users of the centre and the retained structure. Due to the location of the site, with continued trading and areas being handed over progressively as the units were vacated, this project provided a logistical challenge to the team.
The demolition works involved breaking out and removal of various reinforced floor slabs and the removal of a large section of the roof structure. Demolition and removal of existing reinforced concrete and existing steel staircase structures, including removal of walls, landings steps, risers, balustrades, handrails and steelwork supports.
The façade removal works included dismantling and disposal of all areas of the existing façade including removal of stonework, brickwork, glazing, metalwork, composite systems and structural glazing.
It was essential to maintain structural integrity of the existing structure and adjacent buildings throughout the duration of the works.