The development consortium behind Leeds’ £650 million shopping scheme has admitted work is to go on hold.
Trinity Quarter Developments – a joint venture between Land Securities and Caddick Group – said the one million sq ft Trinity Quarter would not be open until Christmas 2012.
The retail and leisure complex was originally expected to be open next year, but the recession has caused a rethink.
TQD development director Bob De Barr said: “Difficult decisions regarding the delivery of the scheme have had to be made in the context of the wider economy.
“We have thought long and hard about the best way to deliver the scheme, and everything suggests that 2012 will be a more appropriate delivery date for all stakeholders.”
He added: “Although there will be a temporary stop to works on site, behind the scenes we will continue to work hard on progressing our plans for Trinity Leeds.”
Trinity Leeds will transform the area around Briggate, Commercial Street, Albion Street and Boar Lane and include more than 120 retail units as well as a cinema.