NEW PUBLIC ARTWORK TO BE COMMISSIONED FOR ANGEL CENTRAL

CBRE Global Investors has today announced a significant new piece of public art will be commissioned as part of the proposed £11 million comprehensive refurbishment of Angel Central in North London.

The Contemporary Art Society has been appointed to source the new artwork and has compiled a handpicked list of critically acclaimed UK artists, from which a select steering group has invited four artists to provide their proposals.

The shortlisted artists specialise in a wide range of mediums, from graphic and two-dimensional works to the more architectural or digital interpretations, and their final submissions will be shown at a public consultation event, taking place from the 9-10 March, to gauge opinion amongst local residents, businesses and other stakeholders.

Working with The Contemporary Art Society Consultancy, CBRE Global Investors and Development Managers, Queensberry are also planning to involve local schools in the process via an education programme designed to highlight how art is produced, from concept to installation.

The final artist will contribute a unique piece celebrating the local area and Angel Central’s new look.

Commenting on the decision to commission a new piece of public art for Angel Central, Laura Wilson-Brown, Head of Asset Management UK at CBRE Global Investors, said: “The new art installation or work will be a central focus for the proposed development and will reflect the contemporary look of a revitalised Angel Central.  We are excited to see what the shortlisted artists will submit and how they have interpreted our brief.  It is important the new art reflects the local community and is something we can enjoy for many years to come.”

Fabienne Nicholas, Head of Consultancy at the Contemporary Art Society, added: “To be appointed by CBRE Global Investors and Queensberry for Angel Central is a fantastic opportunity to commission a piece of art that reflects the history and community of Angel.  The highly acclaimed shortlisted artists will each provide their own unique response to the local area and we are thrilled to have been part of the legacy process for this popular destination.”

The 170,000 sq ft Angel Central benefits from an annual footfall of 10 million visitors and is ranked in the top 10 of London Retail Destinations*. Currently anchored by H&M, Angel Central’s retail line-up includes Muji, Rituals, Monsoon and Oasis, with the latter recently completing a significant refurbishment.  In addition, Vue’s ten-screen cinema and the O2 Academy lead the leisure offer, which is complemented by a range of restaurants, such as Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Wagamama.

CBRE, CWM acts on behalf of Angel Central for all the retail leasing and BNP Paribas for F&B leasing enquiries.

*CACI’s Retail Footprint 2016

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