NOMA submits plans for 4 Angel Square speculative Grade A office development

Development manager MEPC has submitted plans for 4 Angel Square, its latest office project at NOMA, to Manchester City Council, as progress continues at the 20-acre neighbourhood.

The new 11-storey office building will sit on the corner of Corporation Street and Miller Street and is NOMA’s first speculative new build office development, with MEPC looking to capitalise on soaring demand for workspace in Manchester thanks to the city’s continued growth.

Designed by Manchester-based architects SimpsonHaugh, the Grade-A office building will bring over 2,000 new workers to NOMA, joining the community of businesses, residents and creatives who have already made the area their home.

In addition to providing 200,000 sq. ft. of premium office space, shops or restaurants will be provided on the ground floor and new public realm as part of a much-improved link to One Angel Square, which will be crucial to unlocking the other new-build development opportunities.

Paul Pavia, head of development at MEPC, said: “Major corporates from not just the UK but across the globe are looking to base some of their operations in Manchester, thanks to the city’s strong civic leadership, thriving culture and leisure scene and increasing transport and digital connectivity.

“4 Angel Square will bring some much needed supply to the Manchester office market, with demand for high quality workspace outstripping supply and we’re excited to be submitting our proposals to the city council.”

In total, NOMA will provide 2.5 million sq. ft. of both new-build and renovated office space situated alongside housing, public realm as well as retail and leisure opportunities.

Global e-commerce giant Amazon announced last year it would be opening the company’s first UK headquarters outside of London at Hanover, a redeveloped drapery warehouse that is part of the listed estate and has been turned into contemporary workspace.

Redfern, another Grade II listed former warehouse and office building, is also being redeveloped into 50,000 sq. ft. of office space with 7,600 sq. ft. of mixed ground-floor retail and leisure space.

Meanwhile the finishing touches are being done to Dantzic, which will offer 45,000 sq. ft. of office space once completed, and the first apartments in Angel Gardens, a 35-storey tower by build-to-rent developer and operator Moda Living, will be available for rent this summer.