RED Construction is pleased to announce the completion of the £16m refurbishment of Angel Central in Islington, delivered alongside CBRE Global Investors, Haskoll architects, and Queensberry development managers.
The site’s transformation included a reconfiguration of retail and leisure space, redevelopment of a pedestrian link bridge, enhanced public realm, and the innovative elevation of the 12-tonne ‘Angel Wings’ sculpture at the heart of the scheme. It is also required bespoke construction methods such as customised 3D cladding with controlled feature lighting.
The revitalised destination has been officially awarded a certification of Excellent from BREEAM Official to recognise the development’s exceptional environmental, social, and economic sustainability performance. Angel Central has also become one of only three shopping centres globally, and second in the UK, to achieve a 2-star rating in the latest @Fitwel framework, which rates optimisation in buildings for human health well-being.
Angel Central’s high BREEAM certification bolsters the solid and sustainable credentials achieved across RED Construction’s recently delivered projects. These include the £10.5m Ruby Lucy Hotel in Waterloo, which also received an Excellent certification upon completion in January 2020, and the £11m restoration of Axtell House in Soho, which was awarded a rating of Very Good.
Len Morris, Senior Project Manager, RED Construction, commented: “The Angel Central project was an exciting one, and one of our key tasks was to deliver this significant refurbishment to the highest quality with sustainability at the forefront. It was an absolute pleasure to work with the team and to be awarded the BREEAM Excellent certification on such a unique central London redevelopment for RED.”