Plans for two office buildings at NOMA in Manchester have been submitted.
The buildings, 2 and 3 Angel Square, will jointly bring forward approximately 440,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, providing a benchmark for sustainability, wellbeing, smart connectivity and flexible use of amenity spaces.
Designed by architects Cartwright Pickard to connect with the public realm around NOMA, and to encourage collaboration and interaction, the buildings will be Net Zero carbon operational energy. They will target BREEAM Outstanding and a five star NABERS rating.
Other features include a potential rooftop restaurant, garden terraces including a water feature, a piano nobile terrace overlooking Angel Square and lower and upper ground floor commercial retail uses.
Dan Hyde, development director at real estate asset manager and developer MEPC which is implementing the NOMA masterplan, said: “This flagship development will raise the bar in the North by delivering Grade A office space that is truly environmentally friendly for today and tomorrow, as well as providing enhanced amenities that will optimise the workspace.”
Peter Cartwright, founding director at Cartwright Pickard said: “By encouraging footfall along Thread Street and maximising the extent of active frontage around the building we believe the scheme will add incredible vibrancy to the surrounding streets and strengthen links between Angel Meadow to the north and the city to the south.”
Kevin Redhead, landscape architect at Planit.IE, which is responsible for the public realm, added: “The significant level change between Angel Square and Thread Street provides the opportunity to create a dynamic series of steps and planted terraces. A proposed water feature will run through the terraces, taking advantage of the natural level change and referencing the historic water wheel associated with Shudehill Mill.”