Farringdon firm Red Construction drafted in

Work has restarted on a north London shopping centre caught up in the collapse of Simons at the end of October.

Farringdon-based firm Red Construction has been drafted in to complete the revamp of the Angel Central shopping centre off Upper Street in Islington.

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The £8m scheme was left in limbo after the Lincoln contractor went under after more than 70 years in business.

Family-owned Simons specialised in retail and commercial work and its clients included chemist Boots, supermarkets Morrisons and Aldi, High Street giant Marks & Spencer and fashion chain Primark.

The expansion of the shopping centre, designed by Haskoll and which is owned by CBRE, includes a new link bridge, a new lighting scheme, upgraded flooring and three new restaurants.

Red, which was set up in 2015, said it focuses on schemes worth between £5m and £25m in the central London area. In the year to March 2019, it posted a £15m turnover.