Victoria Gate Arcade (Leeds) was designed by ACME. Thorp Precast Ltd acted as the brickwork contractor using Staffordshire Red bricks by Ketley.
The development has achieved an individuality within the context of the city centre. The highly modelled brick clad panels are the major feature to three external elevations of the department. The intricacy of the project is impressive and the cladding very well detailed, with great attention given to the suppression of appearance of the joints that are necessarily present between panels. The red smooth facing brick is a good choice and its hard, precise form suits the application very well. The overall appearance is intriguing and exciting.
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