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.
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.