CAPITAL & REGIONAL PLC - Capital & Regional receives formal planning consent for Walthamstow development

Release Date: 28/08/2018 08:00
Code(s): CRP
 
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Capital & Regional receives formal planning consent for Walthamstow development

CAPITAL & REGIONAL PLC
(Incorporated in the United Kingdom)
(UK company number 01399411)
LSE share code: CAL JSE share code: CRP
LEI: 21380097W74N9OYF5Z25
ISIN: GB0001741544
("Capital & Regional" or "the Company")


CAPITAL & REGIONAL RECEIVES FORMAL PLANNING CONSENT FOR WALTHAMSTOW DEVELOPMENT


Capital & Regional, the UK focused REIT with a portfolio of dominant in-town community shopping centres, announces
that it has received formal consent for its extension and development plans at The Mall Walthamstow.

The approved plans, which will transform Walthamstow town centre with The Mall at its heart, include:
   - An 86,000 sq ft extension to the existing shopping centre;
   - Up to 500 new residential homes, including affordable housing;
   - Transport for London making a significant infrastructure investment and upgrade to Walthamstow Central
     Station including a new second entrance within the extended Mall; and
   - An enhanced new town square, children's play area, landscaped park gardens and family amenities.

The extension to The Mall Walthamstow will provide additional space to support the ongoing implementation of the
Company's remerchandising strategy to further diversify the uses and tenant mix of its malls, each individually tailored
to its local community. At Walthamstow this will include an additional grocery anchor, other convenience provision, as
well as 'grab and go' and casual dining, which will all be customised to the locality.

The works, which are expected to commence in 2020, will build on the significant improvements that Capital & Regional
has already delivered at the scheme, including a full refurbishment of the shopping centre, and the addition of new brands
including Lidl, Walthamstow's first Pret and The Gym, which have all had highly successful openings at the shopping
centre over recent months, attracted by the affordability of the space as well as the positive footfall growth which
significantly outperforms the national average.

The Company will be looking at funding options in further detail as the detailed planning application for the residential
tower is brought forward.

Lawrence Hutchings, Chief Executive at Capital & Regional, commented: "Our vision for Walthamstow has been
developed hand-in-hand with the council and residents and we have tailored the mix of homes, leisure uses, services and
amenities to meet the needs of the local community.

"This will be transformational for Walthamstow and underlines our position at the heart of the community, both in terms
of how we are supporting the improvement of the wider public realm and amenities, including Transport for London's
plans for the underground station, but also in terms of how we are able to provide relevant goods and services for the
people we serve. All of this will ensure Walthamstow remains a vibrant neighbourhood for generations to come,
underpinning the resilience of The Mall, our positive footfall growth and, ultimately, our income profile."

28 August 2018


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About Capital & Regional plc

Capital & Regional is a UK focused retail property REIT specialising in shopping centres that dominate their
catchment, serving the non-discretionary and value orientated needs of the local communities. It has a strong
track record of delivering value enhancing retail and leisure asset management opportunities across a
c. £1 billion portfolio of in-town shopping centres. Capital & Regional is listed on the main market of the
London Stock Exchange and has a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Capital & Regional owns seven shopping centres in Blackburn, Hemel Hempstead, Ilford, Luton, Maidstone,
Walthamstow and Wood Green. It also has a 20% joint venture interest in the Kingfisher Centre in Redditch.
Capital & Regional manages these assets through its in-house expert property and asset management platform.

For further information see capreg.com.

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