The Opportunity

The key driver for this project is to upgrade the Angel Place façade of the existing Crowngate Shopping Centre, to enhance the aesthetic appearance to match the historic surroundings, in parallel with improved thermal and acoustic performance; and the internal stripping out and remodelling of existing retail units to allow their occupation as quickly as possible.

Also, the replacement of existing glazed entrance unifying the Angel Place façade and modernising the performance and appearance to current standards.

The Solution

Refurbishment of the façades utilised a fully scaffolded solution, fully accounting for the adjacent listed building, once the existing glazed canopy has been removed. The scaffold solution also maintained access into the shopping centre, adjacent bin store and residents’ flat entrance.

  • Removal of the existing canopy
  • Refurbishment of the Angel Place elevation façade with a new rendered finish, including recladding
  • Replacement of residential windows to the first and second floors
  • Roof access provision to the main roof
  • Replacement of existing Crowngate entrance
  • Amalgamation of five vacant A1 retail units to form two shell A3 units at ground floor and basement levels with new shop fronts
  • Internal unit configurations
  • Incoming building services provisions
  • Creation of external roof plant deck/zones


The Benefits

Following this £1m project, the upgrade of the Angel Place façade successfully enhanced the appearance of the shopping centre, whilst improving a number of its facilities.


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

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