A planning application for the revised proposals is due next month. Credit: via consultation documents

NOMA refreshes 2 & 3 Angel Square on changing trends 

Federated Hermes and MEPC have redesigned two offices within the 20-acre masterplan, in response to the climate emergency and market changes since the pandemic. 

Noma aims to submit a planning application for the updated 2 & 3 Angel Square next month, with work due to begin early next year, subject to planning approval. 

Under the reworked plans, 2 Angel Square would be 14 storeys and deliver 197,926 sq ft of office space and a further 17,200 sq ft of commercial space. 3 Angel Square would be 13 storeys, delivering 241,531 sq ft of office space and 22,690 sq ft of commercial space.  

In total, the two buildings will provide 477,000 sq ft of office and commercial space, an increase compared to the previous proposal, approved in 2019. 

AHR Architects designed the previous iteration of the scheme, but is no longer involved in the project. Cartwright Pickard is now leading on design, with Planit IE advising on landscape.

Noma has today launched a consultation on its updated plan, which has sustainability at its heart. 

2 & 3 Angel Square aim to be a “next-generation buildings in terms of sustainability and net zero carbon”, according to Noma. 

Having updated the proposals, the Noma joint venture is hoping to achieve an ‘outstanding’ BREEAM certification and a minimum of 5* NABERS rating for the buildings. 

The developer also claims to have paid special attention to the developments’ embodied carbon levels. 

“All elements of the design have been subject to extensive analysis to strip away unnecessary materials,” the consultation website said. 

The latest plans are the third iteration of the 2 & 3 Angel Square offices. Proposals for the site, currently used as car parks, were first approved in 2015. Noma then refreshed the plans in 2019.

Elsewhere within Noma, the 200,000 sq ft 4 Angel Square is under construction. 

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Would be good to see the design of these compliment the existing Co-Op building, potentially in an arch instead of blocking the existing building


Absolutely hideous buildings that will block 1 Angel Square which IMHO is one of England’s best modern buildings.

By 1981

Whilst I support the continued removal of car spaces in the city centre, one has to wonder where the stubborn will end up parking. Does public transport have capacity?

By Carbolic

So much better, this area is crying out for a little colour. This is just the right amount of variety and interest without being overbearing.

By Anonymous

We are all working from home

By Kerry

I agree with 1981, more space should have been maintained around 1 Angel Square.

By Digbuth O'Hooligan

Offices. Seems to be an awful lot of investment in them still. Everyone one is going back to work like it or not. The economy is not going to thrive with people pretending to work from home. Back on your heads everyone.

By Anonymous

Why do they need to build of both plots.
How about one large basement for parking. Build a tower with same sqft of both blocks on the north side and the plot facing CIS build into a park/square


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