It’s been a busy start to autumn for the Islington Square team at Redwood as we have continued to support the ongoing leasing activity at the £400 million mixed-use development being delivered by a joint venture partnership between Cain International and Sager Group. Redwood organised an event on the Cushman & Wakefield stand at the Revo conference, and worked with Revo to organise a Revo Study Tour at Islington Square the following week.
Islington Square’s ‘Detox before you retox’ event on the Cushman & Wakefield stand at Revo on Wednesday 20 September saw Islington Square partner with Third Space to provide conference delegates with the chance to take part in a mini assessment via a BMI machine with professional Third Space trainers.
Redwood also secured a speaking opportunity for Richard Pilkington, Managing Director of Cain International. Richard spoke on the ‘Who would invest in UK retail property right now’ panel, and explored with other panellists how structural change in the sector is changing retail and retail property owners business models, and the impact this is having on retail property as an asset class.
The following week, more than 40 industry members gathered at Islington Square on Wednesday 27 September for a Revo Study Tour. The morning included presentations from Richard Pilkington, Managing Director at Cain International and Piers Gough, Partner at CZWG Architects, followed by a tour of the construction site led by members of the project team.
As one of the few truly mixed-use developments currently underway in the capital, Islington Square will deliver 170,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, 263 high-quality new homes, 108 serviced apartments, 38,000 sq ft modern ofﬁce space, and exceptional new public realm.
Premium health club Third Space and boutique cinema The Lounge by Odeon have already signed pre-lets, and subject to planning approval, a brand new King’s Head Theatre will opening at Islington Square.
Redwood coordinates and executes the communications surrounding the retail elements of Islington Square, and oversees the implementation of the overarching communications strategy, on behalf of Sager Group and Cain International. The team led the organisation of these recent events to support the overall marketing of the development.