Victoria Gate Arcade, LEEDS.
Thorp Precast supplied circa 525 precast panels for main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine on the Victoria Gate Arcade project.
The 5958M2 brick-faced façade pattern features six different width pleats each having a 250mm overall projection.The North Block features white recon columns with an acid-etched finish at ground floor level with brick-faced panels above featuring white recon pier infills, whilst the South Block featured black recon columns with a polished finish at ground floor level with brick-faced panels above featuring tile-clad pier infills.
Most of the project was stacked meaning only restraint was taken off the primary structure with all the load going into the foundations.
On site installation commenced in May ’15 continuing until March ’16. The whole project was completed on time for the grand opening of October ’16 with the architecture receiving critical acclaim.