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London’s Angel Central shopping centre refurbishment completes

Tom Bottomley
27 April 2021

CBRE Global Investors has today announced the completion of its £16m shopping centre refurbishment of Angel Central, London, which has H&M and UNIQLO as its anchor retailers, both of which have now reopened following the lifting of Lockdown 3 restrictions.

The redevelopment has seen the creation of a pedestrian link bridge and balcony extensions on the first floor, above a fully glazed kiosk within the central plaza, with the iconic "Angel Wings" still central to the scheme.

With an emphasis on sustainability, Angel Central has recently become one of only three shopping centres in the world, and the second UK asset, to achieve a 2-star rating in the latest Fitwel framework, the world’s leading certification system for optimising building design and operations, to support human health and well-being.

Additionally, Smartscape has created bespoke landscaped planting, and there are new electric car charging points alongside increased bicycle parking facilities within the scheme.

Eric Decouvelaere, EMEA Head of Retail at CBRE Global Investors, said:  “This is a key moment for Angel Central, one of our flagship projects within our EMEA shopping centre portfolio. As a major investor in retail destinations, with approximately €14 billion assets under management in Europe, we firmly believe that physical retail is part of the equation.

“Angel Central is a perfect example of the investment criteria needed for a successful scheme. Location and relevance are both critical and, as this centre is located in the heart of London, providing tailored experiences to our customers who want to shop, dine, socialise and work-out, Angel Central offers it all.”

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