The Co-operative Group and Hermes Real Estate have lodged a planning application for the development of 350,000 sq ft of offices, as part of the second phase of the 20-acre NOMA development in Manchester.
Split over two blocks, 2 and 3 Angel Square, the offices will be built next to the Co-operative Group’s headquarters at 1 Angel Square.
Both buildings were designed by AHR Architects, and are nine-storeys and 11-storeys high.
They will both feature large atriums and will have the flexibility to be personalised to fit occupier requirements.
The application will be considered later this year, with completion expected in late 2018, subject to approval.
The NOMA joint venture partners said they “believe Manchester’s office market is looking especially attractive in the light of soaring rents across London and unaffordable housing costs making it harder to recruit and retain staff”.
David Pringle, director of NOMA at the Co-operative Group, said: “This new build element of NOMA offers a contrast to the post-industrial splendour of our listed buildings. We want the whole neighbourhood to be totally cohesive in design terms and 2 and 3 Angel Square will broaden our offer for those businesses who want a more traditional modern office than some of the quirkier reconfigurations we have planned.”
Colliers International is the agent for 2 and 3 Angel Square.