Consultation opens for NOMA offices

Proposals for 400,000 sq ft in the second phase of the Co-operative Group and Hermes Real Estate's 20-acre NOMA development in Manchester will be available to view at a public consultation event on Thursday.

The 200,000 sq ft blocks, 2 and 3 Angel Square, are the latest buildings to be unveiled in the NOMA neighbourhood. Located in between One Angel Square and the newly-consented Angel Gardens residential development.

A public exhibition where visitors will be able to view the plans in more detail and speak to members of the development team will take place on Thursday 21 May 2015, between 3pm and 8pm, at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, 13 Thomas Street, Manchester.

David Pringle, director of NOMA at the Co-operative Group, said: "Although they will be physically separate buildings with their own distinctive identities, developing the designs together will ensure that they complement each other and interact positively with the Angel Square public realm, the focal point for this part of the NOMA site. We look forward to receiving feedback on the proposals."

Your Comments

Read our comments policy

There’s something deeply unsatisfying about that CGI that I can’t put my finger on. It just doesn’t look like an inviting space to walk into. Is it the massing of the buildings? The relationship between the buildings? The topography? The landscaping? Or the architecture?

By Rochdale Pioneer

we have an architecturally lovely building and the plan is to put ugly blocks beside it, Why?? it closes the space instead of opening it up and the idea was to create a flowing space for people.


Not very nice looking buildings compared to One Angel Square. There’s no difference between those buildings and all of the other tower block buildings in and around the city. Really doesn’t look like there is any ‘ positive interaction’ going on between the buildings, nor do they compliment One Angel Square.


Well put RH. Looks like they’ve plumped for a couple of off-the-peg designs from an architects’s portfolio and not thought about how it all works together.

By Rochdale Pioneer

RH – good point, but look how much sq.ft of office space you’re getting for the plot size! As if aesthetics in any way matter in central Manchester. Ugly, ugly city, plagued by a “throw it up” approach to development (which, financially, seems to be servicing the place well).

By Eugh

Related Articles

Sign up to receive the Place Daily Briefing

Join more than 13,000 property professionals and receive your free daily round-up of built environment news direct to your inbox


Join more than 13,000 property professionals and sign up to receive your free daily round-up of built environment news direct to your inbox.

By subscribing, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

"*" indicates required fields

Your Job Field*
Other regional Publications - select below