Major redevelopment boosts Walthamstow shopping centre

Capital & Regional is on site delivering a major redevelopment of The Mall in Walthamstow. GCW is helping its client reposition the 260,000 sq ft shopping centre as a sustainable mixed use destination.

Since early 2020, GCW has been providing Capital & Regional with property advice for its key Walthamstow asset. The team’s unrivalled knowledge of London suburbs is now helping deliver a major extension to better meets the needs of the local catchment.

Construction has commenced on the first phase of an ambitious extension due to complete late 2024. The project will deliver 470 residential units, more than 80,000 sq ft of retail, F&B, community and other amenity space including potential workspace and leisure facilities. In addition, the overall scheme will incorporate a Town Square and a new accessible entrance to Walthamstow Central Station.

 GCW has secured relocation lettings with a series of retailers, including JD Sport, Deichmann and Shoe Zone. In a drive to incorporate more F&B, the team has also attracted new occupiers, Chopstix, Black Sheep and Shakeaway. This comes on top of news that Capital & Regional has agreed contracts with CRATE PLACES UK to deliver a 16,500 sq ft market hall. Due to open in July, the Crate offer will provide a community hub, incorporating mini-golf, classes such as baby yoga, evening entertainment, bar, coffee kiosk and seven street-eat style operators, in house bar and coffee kiosk.

GCW Partner Nick Warr comments: “The Mall is set to undergo a major transformation to further strengthen its appeal. GCW has a wealth of experience delivering major projects like this right across the capital and we understand how to embrace alternative uses to breathe new life into urban centres. We look forward to securing further lettings in the coming months.”