Universities Superannuation Scheme has received confirmation of the compulsory purchase order by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) for Trinity Quarter in Leeds

This gives USS the Green light for its plans for the 300,000 sq ft (27,870sq m) covered shopping centre in the heart of Leeds city centre.

Jones Lang LaSalle has now been appointed to secure a joint venture development partner for the shopping centre development, which will create three levels of shopping, linking directly to Leeds’ prime retail pitch, with 45,000 sq ft (4,180 sq m) of offices above. The scheme is set to open in 2009.