CBRE Global Investors' London shopping centre earns Fitwel award
CBRE Global Investors' Angel Central shopping centre in Islington, London has been awarded the Fitwel for Workplace award, only the third shopping centre in the world to have achieved the health and wellbeing award.
Fitwel, a certification system for building health for all, awarded CBRE Global Investors the Fitwel for Workplace: Retail Building v2.1 2-star rating which recognises Angel Central’s commitment to building a place that supports the physical, mental and social health of its customers. Accessibility, daylight, fresh air, green space and walking/cycling access are key to creating a Fitwel accredited place, all significant features of the GBP16 million redevelopment to be unveiled shortly.
A spokesperson for Fitwel says: “We would like to congratulate CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of the Centre for Active Design, on their success in designing a project to promote health and well-being.
“We are extremely proud to recognise the ground-breaking efforts of CBRE Global Investors by awarding a Fitwel 2 Star Rating to the Angel Central project. This project incorporates a number of evidence-based design and operational strategies that support the physical, mental, and social health of customers.”
Robbie Epsom, EMEA head of ESG, CBRE Global Investors, adds: “Responsible investing is a key component for our investment decisions and we have both a responsibility and the opportunity to transition our spaces to improve the physical and mental well-being of the people that use our assets every day. To be able to label Angel Central Fitwel certified and to be only one of three shopping centres in the world to have achieved this, demonstrates progress towards our sustainability vision and one of our three focus areas - ‘People’ - which commits to championing the well-being of people.”
Angel Central also boasts an excellent certification by BREEAM, a globally recognised sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings.
CBRE and CWM represent Angel Central for both retail and leisure enquiries. Lambert Smith Hampton’s Belfast office manages the scheme.