CBRE Investment Management Welcomes Sports Bar to London Retail & Leisure Destination

September 11, 2023

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CBRE Investment Management has announced Northwood, Maven Leisure’s latest sports bar concept, has launched at Islington’s Angel Central. It marks Angel’s first purpose-built sports bar and enhances the destination’s day-to-night offer.

The 3,600 sq ft unit is on Angel Central’s first floor, featuring 12 UHD screens and AV systems, providing a state of the art, experience. Starting with the Rugby World Cup, it will play a host of major sporting fixtures, from the likes of the Champions League and Premier League to Formula 1, cricket, and darts.

Northwood serves sports bar classics, with all food and drink prepared in-house and sourced from sustainable, British producers wherever possible. Dishes range from Neapolitan style pizzas and hearty burgers to sweet and spicy wings and more, which can be enjoyed inside or alfresco on the south-facing terrace.

The new addition to Angel Central elevates the day-to-night offer on the first floor, joining the likes of Birdies, Wagamama, Vue, and the O2 Academy music venue, creating a leisure hub in the heart of Islington.

Louisa Butters, Head of Retail Asset Management UK at CBRE Investment Management, said: “Northwood is a fantastic addition to Angel Central. It will act as an anchor for the local community, enrich our visitor experience, and complement our existing tenants on the first floor, creating an exciting leisure hub within Islington. Our vision for the first floor of Angel Central has really come to life since the refurbishment, and Northwood is now a big part of that, delivering a fun and entertaining concept that all our visitors can enjoy.”

Ed Martin, CEO of ETM Group & Maven Leisure, commented on the opening: “We are proud to have opened Angel’s first dedicated sports bar and kitchen, and look forward to being a part of this diverse community. We’re kicking off the opening with the Rugby World Cup, giving locals and beyond the chance to experience our premium dining and state of the art audio visual systems. Our goal has always been to run bars that are the first port of call to watch sports in the capital and we are excited for it to become a true local treasure.”

About CBRE Investment Management
CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management firm with $147.6 billion in assets under management* as of June 30, 2023, operating in more than 30 offices and 20 countries around the world. Through its investor-operator culture, the firm seeks to deliver sustainable investment solutions across real assets categories, geographies, risk profiles and execution formats so that its clients, people and communities thrive.

CBRE Investment Management is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2022 revenue). CBRE has approximately 115,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE Investment Management harnesses CBRE’s data and market insights, investment sourcing and other resources for the benefit of its clients. For more information, please visit

*Assets under management (AUM) refers to the fair market value of real assets-related investments with respect to which CBRE Investment Management provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice and which generally consist of investments in real assets; equity in funds and joint ventures; securities portfolios; operating companies and real assets-related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Investment Management’s presence in the global real assets market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers and from its calculation of regulatory assets under management for purposes of certain regulatory filings.