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Green light for 2 & 3 Angel Square in Manchester

by Sion Geschwindt
Manchester City Council has approved developer MEPC's plans to build two more office buildings at the city’s NOMA site.

Manchester City Council has approved developer MEPC‘s plans to build two more office buildings at the city’s NOMA site.

The two office buildings, 2 & 3 Angel Square, total 440,000 sq ft and have been designed by Cartwright Pickard.

The new developments will complement the landmark 1 Angel Square, and 4 Angel Square, which is currently under construction.

Work on 2 & 3 Angel Square will begin once 4 Angel Square is completed in early 2023.

The buildings are designed to be operationally net zero carbon and aim for 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.

Architect Peter Cartwright, said: “Designed with the future in mind, these striking contemporary buildings will be of the highest standards, with health, wellbeing and sustainability at the core.

“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.”

Plans in for two more buildings at Manchester's Angel Square
2 and 3 Angel Square, pictured red and blue cladding, respectively (credit: Cartwright Pickard)

Standing 14 storeys high, 2 Angel Square will have 197,926 sq ft of office space and a further 17,200 sq ft of potential commercial space on the top floor.

3 Angel Square will be 13 storeys, with 241,531 sq ft of office space and 22,690 sq ft of commercial space.

Dan Hyde, Development Director at MEPC, said: “This is a fantastic step forward for NOMA and a huge vote of confidence in our vision for a people-focused city centre neighbourhood which celebrates Manchester’s rich heritage while embracing innovation and sustainability.

“We are now ready to move forward with our ambitious plans to provide sector-leading sustainability credentials in Grade A office space that’s truly environmentally friendly for today and tomorrow.”

Main image credit: Cartwright Pickard

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