CBRE Global Investors has today announced the recent appointment of Adam Cummins, as the new Centre Manager at leading London leisure and retail destination, Angel Central. He joins the team at Lambert Smith Hampton, appointed by CBRE Global Investors as the managing agents for the destination.
Adam has over 18 years’ experience in standalone, multi-site, and area manager roles and joins the team from Selfridges London where he managed a £56m retail business within the iconic department store. His vast retail experience includes previously managing stores for Tiffany & Co and Charles Tyrwhitt, and is well-versed in driving performance through commercial actions, and enhancing team engagement and development.
This appointment follows the completion of the £16m shopping centre refurbishment of Angel Central, transforming the space and generating over 20,000 sq ft in bespoke and flagship units. The redevelopment also saw the creation of a pedestrian link bridge and balcony extensions on the first floor, above a fully glazed kiosk within the central plaza and the raising of the iconic Angel wings, which remain the focal point for the destination.
In celebration of this completion, a Summer Fête event is taking place from today, 29th July, until Sunday 1st August at Angel Central, with a programme of events and activations for visitors to enjoy. The Summer Fête line-up includes kids workshops at the Little Angels Club, a Green Market offering a selection of sustainable London-based crafts, outdoor fitness classes held by Frame, and much more.
Ciara Daffy, Asset Manager at CBRE Global Investors added: “Our investment in Angel Central has created a new look shopping destination, and with Adam joining the team we are in a great position to reconnect with the local community and our visitors, especially now as the city is getting busier day by day.”
Adam Cummins, Centre Manager at Angel Central, commented “Angel Central is a well-loved flagship destination in London, home to iconic names and emerging local brands, so naturally I am delighted to have been appointed to manage the centre’s operations. My experience in retail management, and passion for the capital, make for a strong foundation and I can’t wait to engage with tenants and visitors and be part of the new revitalised Angel Central.”
Gary Nesbitt, Head of Property Management at Lambert Smith Hampton, Belfast office, said: “Adam joins the Angel Central team at a pivotal moment in its growth; following the recent refurbishment and as London reopens, we must continue to retain and engage our customers and occupiers. Adam’s experience is a perfect fit for Angel Central, and we look forward to working with him to realise the refurbished centre’s full potential.”
The news follows the recent announcement that sustainability-focused department store, Know the Origin, has opened its latest pop-up and first zero-waste store at Angel Central, the community-led retail and leisure destination.