CBRE Global Investors has moved quickly after acquiring the 150,000-sq ft Angel Central retail and leisure destination in Islington with a new design and leasing team.
Architects Haskill have been brought in to explore plans to enhance the physical environment, in particular the public realm spaces such as the main Piazza. And at the same time CBRE and Restaurant Property have been brought in as joint agents to focus specifically on securing flagship stores and restaurants in prominent locations within the centre. The aim is to enhance the centre’s retail and dining offer to create Islington’s most compelling mix of leading multiple and independent operators.
The 150,000-sq ft Angel Central is anchored by H&M, and also includes Gap, French Connection, Monsoon and Oasis, with the latter currently undergoing a significant refurbishment. In addition, Vue’s ten-screen cinema and the O2 Academy lead the leisure offer, complemented by a range of restaurants such as Wagamama and Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
Laura Wilson-Brown, director, separate accounts – UK at CBRE Global Investors, said: “Our aspiration is to add a select number of new operators, building on the strength of the existing offer to ensure Angel Central provides the dominant critical mass of fashion and leisure in Islington.”