It may have been a soar point for local residents, but there’s no need to get into a flap over the future of Angel Central’s wings sculpture. Far from light as a feather, the 12-tonne, 15m angel wing sculpture has been lifted by 3.5m as part of the £16m project, which is due to be completed by the autumn.

It will sit atop a new footbridge and al fresco dining area, having been set in place by a team from RED Construction.

The investment in the redevelopment of Angel Central has been a long-term plan to provide the local community with a reimagined space and enhanced offer that includes more restaurants, outdoor seating and leisure – all building on the existing strong mix within the scheme such as O2 Academy, Vue Cinema and Frame.

Graham Sturge, managing director of Farringdon-based RED Construction, said:

“The raising of the wings was one of the key milestones for this extensive refurbishment project at Angel Central. Our expert team on site worked together, utilising their years of experience and skill, to safely manoeuvre this iconic sculpture to its newly raised position. We had to work within a limited space but the innovative technique we used ensured we delivered this within our short time frame of only 5 days – this is an intricate phase of the project successfully completed”.

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