Application in for revised 2 and 3 Angel Square

Hermes and MEPC have submitted the reworked plans for 400,000 sq ft of offices at Noma, on plots used as car parks.

Two buildings were first granted consent in 2015, however according to MEPC, “since then, office occupier demands have evolved. We are altering the design of the proposed buildings to bring them fully up-to-date; although the new designs are very similar to those approved in 2015.”

The architect for the projects is AHR.

2 Angel Square will see 160,000 sq ft of offices, and 5,000 sq ft of ground floor units, while 3 Angel Square will have 235,000 sq ft of offices, and 12,000 sq ft on the ground floor, potentially for use as a food outlet.

Changes to 2 Angel Square included adding a roof terrace to the ninth floor

All of the spaces around the buildings will be available to the public including the central space, a “grand staircase”, and walkways.

The planning application comes at a particularly busy time for Noma; having recently received planning consent for 4 Angel Square, a 200,000 sq ft office designed by SimpsonHaugh. Plans have also been put forward to convert the grade two-listed Old Bank into 140,000 sq ft of offices, designed by Sheppard Robson, with a seven storey extension.

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Pretty underwhelming…does the job though i suppose….

By Steve

Looks awful. What a waste of an opportunity.

By Acelius

How. Insipid! Ideal for a city that is quickly becoming as insipid, vaccuous and does not reflect it’s historical past or its future as the so called city father’s claim. My 5 year old grandson could design better.

By Margaret Al-Alak

Please let’s consider leaving son green space in this beautiful city. Enough with the ugly cheap building designs!

By Nikos

It feels like very little consideration is being given to any of the surrounding buildings. The increased storeys are unnecessary. The recent development on that plot has already blocked a significant amount of sunlight from the surrounding properties and businesses (its evident this has made the Angel pub lose business in the summer) but the increased height will only stop any remaining sunlight disappear altogether.

In addition, the amount of building works in the area over the last years have been poorly planned. Contractors have worked outside of their permitted hours, blocked the roads with lorries/deliveries etc. and left public areas untidy and damaged once they are left. While I appreciate planning permission has already been granted to this site, I would ask that no further works are added to an already frustrated neighbourhood

By Vicky Maycock

More underwhelming dissapointment.

By Ben

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