This is the first UK shopping centre completed since the recession, and Wakefield’s most prominent retail destination with over 40 stores.
The project’s brief was to provide a sheltered and light environment for shoppers. There was a limited budget and installation had to be completed while the shopping centre remained operational.
We designed a lightweight arched canopy capable of dealing with differential movements and spanning separate buildings in the street. The printed, two-layered ETFE roof is made up of 75 individual cushions and 3,150m2 of ETFE foil.
Client . Architen Landrell, Sovereign Land
Architect . Leslie Jones Architecture