The property developer behind Trinity Leeds says that the scheme is nearly two-thirds let – and that more big names want to be involved.
The company, which also runs the White Rose Shopping Centre, is pushing on with the city centre project despite its interim results showing a 16.8 per cent fall in profit before tax from last year – £378.9m down from £455.3m.
Land Securities’ portfolio director Gerald Jennings, who heads the Leeds office, said: “Trinity Leeds is on schedule for a spring 2013 opening.
“The scheme is almost 61 per cent let or in solicitors’ hands and negotiations are ongoing with a whole host of leading national and international retailers and restaurateurs who want to bring their brand to Leeds’s prime pitch.”
Mr Jennings said that the White Rose is the company’s “top-performing retail asset in the north” and added that the firm is “committed” to supporting regeneration.