Visitors to Edmonton Green kicked off the bank holiday weekend in style by climbing a 7m high wall and trying out the giant Nintendo Wii installed at the shopping centre last Saturday.
Local people took the challenge and climbed the wall, installed in West Mall, or tried their hand at skiing, hula-hooping and many other games with the 8ft Nintendo Wii screen making its début in North Square.
The day of activities was arranged by St. Modwen, the developer behind the regeneration of the area. Speaking about the day, Brendan Webb, centre manager for Edmonton Green, said: “Both activities were excellent. It was fantastic to see people enjoying the climbing wall and the Nintendo Wii got a great response from everyone who took part.”
“It was wonderful to see the centre being used so well as a host for these two activities. It shows that not only is it a great place to come and do some shopping, it also works so well as a hub for the local community – a great way to finish off the summer holidays and enjoy the bank holiday weekend.”
The events came hot on the heels of the Summer Festival, an Enfield Council event in mid August supported by St. Modwen, which saw an assortment of art, dance and music activities and workshops take place at the centre.
Notes to Editors:
Edmonton Green Shopping Centre is a comprehensive mixed-use regeneration scheme being developed by St Modwen plc, who acquired Edmonton Green Shopping Centre from London Borough of Enfield in 1999. The site totals 10.7 hectares/26.6 acres and was originally constructed in the late 1960s. The centre comprises of 450,000 sq ft of lettable space made up of 120 retail units, 40 market stalls, 30 community users and 24,000 sq ft of offices.
The core objective for the London Borough of Enfield and St Modwen is to improve the commercial and social aspects of Edmonton Green. The first phase of the £100m regeneration was completed in summer 2007 incorporating the following uses:
* The creation of a new retail concourse
* A new bus station
* A new Primary Care Centre
* A new Leisure Centre
* 176 new residential apartments (100% affordable/key worker)
* Refurbished multi storey car park which won “Refurbished Car Park of the Year 2008”
* New purpose built shop mobility service
* New public toilets in the market square
* New security office and digital CCTV system
Phase 2 completed in November 2008 with the opening of a new 24-hours ASDA, eight new retail units and 440 more car parking spaces. The next steps for Edmonton Green Shopping Centre will be the refurbishment of the shopping malls.
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St. Modwen Properties PLC
St. Modwen is the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, operating across the full spectrum of the property industry through a network of six regional offices and a Birmingham-based head office. The company is wholly focused upon regeneration with expertise in brownfield land renewal, town centre regeneration, partnering with industry, Innovation Centres and education projects.