The Grafton Centre Cambridge, UK

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Client

WRENBRIDGE / LEGAL & GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Location

Cambridge

Value

£18.5M

Sector

Retail

Corstorphine & Wright worked on this transformational £18.5m project for owner Legal & General and Cambridge-based development partner Wrenbridge.

The Fitzroy Street entrance has been refashioned with a new double height glazed entrance that creates a sense of arrival. New, contemporary shop fronts have been fitted, including double-height frontages for the larger stores. And the roof has been replaced by a glazed ceiling with feature lighting, creating a bright, spacious environment flooded with natural daylight for families, locals and students to enjoy. The centre has also gained a new brand identity.

Eden Hall, an area that previously housed small shops, will be reconfigured to attract new leisure and retail operators. The Central Hall has gained a new skylight and has been de-cluttered, creating open spaces and offering a new dining and seating area.

The 2-phase scheme revitalises the tired 1980s shopping centre, enhancing and expanding the existing retail and leisure offer.

 

Phase 2 will include the refurbishment of the Great Court and the creation of a new restaurant quarter.

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