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Harvey Nichols, Leeds

Mecserve was appointed to provide a fully coordinated design to the leading international luxury fashion store, Harvey Nichols.

The Leeds store was their first provincial outlet, forming part of their proposed expansion strategy targeting regional fashion outlets in the UK.

The development was on Briggate, a main shopping street in the city centre. A number of existing shopping units were refurbished to provide 45,000 ft² of sales area over five floors. Staff and storage facilities were located in a 12,000 ft² basement.

In addition to the sales area, an espresso bar was located on the ground floor and a 3,200 ft² brasserie-style restaurant was also incorporated.

The building was fully air conditioned with a four-pipe fan-coil unit system.

The boilers and sprinkler tank room were located at basement level and the remainder of the plant featured at roof level.

The services voids were restricted to increase the sales floor areas; hence the ventilation ducts rise through the atria clad in vibrant colours.


Client: Harvey Nichols

Architect: Brooker Flynn Partnership

Project Manager/Quantity Surveyor: EC Harris

Structural Engineer: Whitby and Bird

Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering

Project Imagery: © Michael Palframan