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RED Construction appointed to complete refurbishment of Angel Central

Tom Shearsmith
12 June 2020

CBRE Global Investors has announced that London-based construction firm, RED, has been appointed to complete the refurbishment of Angel Central shopping centre, Islington, by late November 2020.

RED Construction is working with the development managers Queensberry to deliver the second phase of the overall £16m masterplan to create further retail, additional leisure, and restaurant space plus an outdoor terrace area via a new link bridge.

Phase one investment works included the redesign of an existing carpark into new retail and leisure space and the creation of a 15,500 sq ft flagship retail unit for Uniqlo, which launched late last year.

Angel Central

The second phase of the transformation with RED Construction, includes the elevation of the 12-tonne ‘Angel Wings’ sculpture at the heart of the scheme.

The existing ceilings, lighting, paving and balustrading to the public areas will also be fully replaced and create a more modern appearance.

Ciara Hanrahan, Asset Manager at CBRE Global Investors, commented: “Our investment in the redevelopment of Angel Central has been a long-term plan for the destination. We wanted to provide the local community with a reimagined space and enhanced offer that includes more restaurants, outdoor seating and leisure – all building on the existing strong mix within the scheme such as O2 Academy, Vue Cinema and Frame.

"Now more so than ever, we want visitors to feel safe and enjoy the new look Angel Central and we are looking forward to RED Construction delivering our vision.”

Graham Sturge Managing Director of Farringdon based RED Construction added: “We are proud to be working with CBRE Global Investors on such an exciting and creative project and utilising our experience to ensure the safe delivery of this extensive refurbishment.”

This appointment follows the announcement of the re-opening of the scheme to the public on 15 June, joining current brands, Pret A Manger and Wagamama, already trading a takeaway and or delivery service.

CBRE Global Investors and Angel Central have been working in collaboration with local stakeholders such as Islington Metropolitan Police, Islington BID, Islington Council and TfL, and have implemented many stringent measures to ensure the wellbeing of all staff, employees and visitors to Angel Central.

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