Angel Central receives Fitwel’s Highest-Scoring Project Award

Photographer: Simon Callaghan Photography.

CBRE Investment Management announces that Angel Central, the retail and leisure destination in Islington, has received the Fitwel Highest-Scoring Projects Award under the Retail Building v2.1 Design Certification category.

Angel Central has been recognised by Fitwel for their £16m refurbishment project and continued commitment to curating a place that supports the physical, mental and social health of its customers and staff. This award follows the Fitwel 2-star rating for Angel Central, successfully completed in March 2021.

Angel Central’s design, use of stairs, accessibility to outdoor amenities, emergency equipment and the importance of fresh air and hydration were among the highest scoring areas factored into the award, as well as its central location, which encourages use of alternative modes of transport.

Robbie Epsom, EMEA Head of ESG, CBRE Investment Management commented: “As a business, ESG is integrated into each part of our investment process and this recent Fitwel award alongside the 2-star rating Fitwel certificate demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and wellbeing in our portfolio. Angel Central is now our benchmark asset for improving and extending these initiatives across our portfolio.”

Ciara Daffy, Asset Manager at CBRE Investment Management added: “To be accredited with a Fitwel award is an honor in itself and to be recognised twice, and as one of the highest-scoring projects globally in 2021 really solidifies all our teams’ hard work. The award also highlights what Angel Central has achieved by working collaboratively and aiming to provide the very best space possible for its community.”

Following the £16m redevelopment, Angel Central also boasts a BREEAM Excellent certificate*, the internationally recognised sustainability assessment method for buildings.

The Fitwel accreditation was achieved following a collaborative effort by all parties including architects Haskolls and led by CBRE’s ESG Consultancy team Fitwel Ambassadors on behalf of CBRE IM, who provided the technical knowledge.

CBRE and CWM represent Angel Central for both retail and leisure enquiries. Lambert Smith Hampton’s Belfast office manages the scheme.

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