Central Fabrications Midlands Ltd.
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Crowngate Shopping Centre
Project Details

The Crown Estate/Crowngate Shopping Centre

£1.5m renovation

November 2019

Main contractor:
ADI Building and Refurbishment

Product Specifications
  • 3MM PPC aluminium rainscreen panels
  • PPC corner panels

Crowngate Shopping Centre in Worcester is built, in part, on the historic site of the Worcester Blackfriars monastery, and replaces the former Blackfriars shopping centre. It contains forty-nine stores, with a range of large stores, including House of Fraser, Debenhams and Primark, and smaller units.

Central Fabrications was involved in the £1.5 million renovation of Crowngate’s Angel Place entrance on Friary Walk, supplying fabricated and bespoke products to main contractor, ADI Building and Refurbishment.

The six-month project began in Spring 2019 and was successfully completed in November 2019. Work included upgrading the front elevation façade in a traditional style, in keeping with the surrounding architecture and modernising the entryway with a framed, glazed structure and all-new doors, providing a more welcoming environment for visitors. New external signage was also installed, along with timber cladding to the shopfront of Vision Express and replacement windows in residential apartments.

David Beebee, Managing Director at ADI Building and Refurbishment said: “We are delighted to work with The Crown Estate and Crowngate Shopping Centre to deliver a scheme that contributes to the continuing redevelopment of Worcester City Centre.

Mike Lloyd, Centre Manager at Crowngate Shopping Centre, added: “The refurbishment creates a better shopping environment while respecting the traditional heritage of the city centre. The enhancement of the building showcases Crowngate as a destination that continues to attract established brands and independent operators and reflects our vision of becoming Worcester’s go-to for shopping, dining, and entertainment.”

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