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NOMA SEEKING COMMUNITY FEEDBACK FOR UPDATED DESIGNS FOR 2 & 3 ANGEL SQUARE

(Wednesday 28 August 2019)

NOMA, a 20-acre mixed-use neighbourhood in central Manchester, is holding a public consultation to gather feedback from local residents on updated designs for 2 & 3 Angel Square.

The two new-build office schemes originally secured planning permission from Manchester City Council in 2015. Since then, office occupier demands have evolved.

To bring the designs for the buildings up to date, the team is developing revised proposals and will be submitting a new planning application in early Autumn 2019 – although the plans are very similar to the proposals that were approved by Manchester City Council’s Planning Committee four years ago.

Collectively, 2 & 3 Angel Square will provide over 39,000 sq m of premium office space – enough to house approximately 3,250 full-time workers – and 1,300 sq m of ground floor leisure and retail, and almost 500 cycle spaces.

Local residents can find out more on the NOMA Engage website (www.noma-engage.com), where they can also fill in an online feedback form. Residents can also let the team know of their comments, as well as ask any questions, by emailing info@noma-engage.com or phoning 0800 032 8546. The deadline for feedback is Wednesday 11 September 2019.

4 Angel Square, which will sit by 2 & 3 Angel Square, recently secured planning permission. The scheme will be developed speculatively, with start on-site expected Spring next year.

Paul Pavia, head of development at MEPC said: “We’re updating our designs for 2 & 3 Angel Square to help better meet the needs of modern corporate occupiers, including a reduction in car parking and increase in cycling facilities alongside other great amenities such as roof terraces.

“We will also be improving the surrounding public realm at Angel Square, by including more walkways and open spaces for people to enjoy. An additional storey will be added to 2 Angel Square as well, giving the building greater prominence.

“There is huge pent-up demand for high quality office space in Manchester thanks to the city’s growing economy and together 2 & 3 Angel Square, along with 4 Angel Square which recently secured planning permission, will add much needed supply.”

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NOMA SUBMITS PLANS FOR FIRST SPECULATIVE DEVELOPMENT

(Friday 10 May 2019)

  • 4 Angel Square is the first proposed speculative development at NOMA, a 20-acre mixed-use neighbourhood in central Manchester
  • Over 200,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space to be created alongside new areas of public realm, providing a framework for future development of the master-plan
  • Scheme will bring much needed high quality floor space to Manchester office market

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.

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NOMA BEGINS WORK ON REDFERN REDEVELOPMENT

(Tuesday 19 March 2019)

  • Iconic Dutch Modernist building to be transformed into quality office space with ground-floor retail and leisure
  • Brand new roof terrace will offer future occupiers unrivalled views of Manchester’s evolving skyline
  • Tech giant Amazon to open new headquarters at nearby Hanover later this year

NOMA has started on-site at Redfern, a Grade II listed former warehouse and office block, only a month after securing planning permission for redevelopment.

Once completed, Redfern will offer over 50,000 sq. ft. of Grade A modern office space as well as 7,600 sq. ft. of mixed retail and leisure space spread across three ground-floor units.

Redfern is the latest listed building in NOMA to be redeveloped into modern office space. Hanover, where global e-commerce giant Amazon announced it would be opening its first UK headquarters outside of London, completed late last year, while nearby Dantzic is on track for completion in Spring this year. Federation completed in 2017.

Manchester-based contractor Russells Construction, which also worked on Federation, Dantzic and Hanover, will lead the construction work.

Under the design by architect Sheppard Robson, Redfern’s recognisable redbrick façade will be maintained. Internally, industrial-chic fittings such as exposed air ducts and suspended lighting will help appeal to tech workers and creatives who increasingly power Manchester’s economy, while a new rooftop terrace at Redfern will create a space where they can relax and socialise.

The ground-floor retail and leisure units will open up onto Sadler’s Yard, Manchester’s newest public square and home to the Pilcrow, a craft beer pub hand-built by the local community.

Redfern was previously host of PLANT NOMA, a community workshop and ‘village hall’, which has now relocated to Old Bank on the other side of Sadler’s Yard.

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

The neighbourhood has been tipped as one of the UK’s first ‘innovation districts’ by the Brookings Institute, a leading US think-tank, thanks to the scheme’s mix of high-quality office space and housing, both seen as crucial to helping drive Manchester’s future growth.

Stephen Bradley, senior asset manager at Hermes Investment Management, said: “Starting on-site at Redfern just a month after getting planning permission signals our seriousness in pushing ahead with progress at NOMA, building on the momentum behind the neighbourhood. Danztic, another listed building, will be completing this spring, bringing forward yet more quality office space for Manchester and we will shortly be outlining our plans for new build offices as well.”

 Paul Pavia, head of development at MEPC, said: “With our plans for new office buildings at NOMA gathering pace it is great news that the commitment to invest further in the listed estate is ensuring that when the first new buildings are delivered they will be complementing a listed estate already home to a thriving business community.”

 James Devany, director at JLL, said: “The major creative and tech occupiers reshaping the world economy see the benefits in not only new build office space but also carefully restored heritage building that keep their character while meeting the needs of modern work. Redfern will be a great addition to NOMA and Manchester more widely.”

Peter Gallagher, director at Colliers, said: “Manchester city centre witnessed record office take up last year thanks largely to the ongoing growth of the tech and creative sectors and as a global trend we are seeing huge appetite for re-purposed historic buildings such as Redfern that offer a seductive blend of authenticity with the very best of modern facilities.”

Gareth Russell, director at Russells Construction said: “Redfern is now our third project at NOMA and underlines Russells’ experience in dealing with highly complex schemes such as redeveloping listed buildings into Grade A office space. We look forward to bringing the building back to life, with work starting just before we achieve practical completion at Dantzic.”

Hermes Investment Management, the £33.5 billion manager, is the investment manager of NOMA, with MEPC acting as development manager.

Workman undertake property and project management across NOMA. Colliers and JLL are retained office agents. Lambert Smith Hampton and Colliers are retained retail and leisure agents.

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MEPC REVEALS PLANS FOR LATEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT AT NOMA

(Wednesday 13 March 2019)

  • New 11-storey office building will be the first proposed speculative development at NOMA, a 20-acre mixed-use neighbourhood in central Manchester and leading ‘innovation district’
  • Over 200,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space to be created alongside new areas of public realm, providing a framework for future development of the master-plan
  • Scheme highlights MEPC’s continued confidence in the Manchester market, a view supported by the investment manager, Hermes Investment Management

MEPC has unveiled plans for its latest office project at NOMA, as they seek to capitalise on soaring demand for high quality office space in Manchester.

Named 4 Angel Square, 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.

The city broke a new record for office take-up in 2018 according to the Manchester Office Agents Forum, which predicts another strong year of occupier demand in 2019 as major employers look to tap into the growing pool of talent.

Designed by Manchester-based architects SimpsonHaugh, the new Grade-A office building will bring over 2,000 new workers into the 20-acre neighbourhood, joining the community of businesses, residents and creatives who have already made NOMA 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.

A consultation event is being held at the Old Bank Residency, on Hanover Street, on Thursday 21 March from 3pm to 7:30pm, where visitors will be able to view the plans and talk to members of the team.

Paul Pavia, head of development at MEPC, said: “Off the back of significant investment in the listed estate, NOMA continues to go from strength to strength and we are excited to bring forward these proposals for a high quality commercial development on such a prominent site, which we intend to develop speculatively, underlining our continued confidence in Manchester as a city.

“As part of 4 Angel Square, we will be creating an extensive area of new high quality public realm on what is currently surface car parking plus bar and restaurant space at ground floor to bring life to this area.  We have a clear vision and aspiration to provide physical and visual connection between this part of NOMA and the listed estate and Sadler’s Yard.”

The unveiling of the new-build office development follows recent commitments to invest in the extensive refurbishment of Redfern, a Grade II listed former warehouse and office building, which is being redeveloped into contemporary workspace

Construction work at Dantzic, another listed building being transformed into modern offices, is due to complete in Spring this year while the first apartments in Angel Gardens, a 35-storey tower by build-to-rent developer Moda Living, will be available for rent this summer.

Meanwhile global tech giant Amazon announced last year it would be opening the company’s first UK headquarters outside of London at Hanover, another recently renovated listed building at NOMA.

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.

NOMA has been tipped as one of the UK’s first ‘innovation districts’ by the Brookings Institute, a leading US think-tank, thanks to the scheme’s mix of high-quality office space and housing, both seen as crucial to helping drive Manchester’s future growth.

Peter Gallagher, director at Colliers, said: “Manchester is booming and needs high quality new office space like 4 Angel Square to sustain its growth and help the city remain competitive and attractive to major occupiers on both a domestic and global scale.”

James Devany, director at JLL, said:  “There is pent up demand for high quality office space demand in Manchester and projects such as 4 Angel Square will be crucial to meeting this demand while also helping expand the city centre.”

Hermes Investment Management is the investment manager of NOMA, working on behalf of an institutional investor, with MEPC appointed as development manager.

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UK’S FIRST ‘CREATIVE INNOVATION DISTRICT’ WELCOMES AMAZON TO MANCHESTER

(Thursday 18 October 2018)

  • NOMA, hailed as an ‘innovation district’ by leading US think-tank, secures Amazon for new Manchester HQ.
  • Tech pioneer will create highly-skilled jobs at the location of the original industrial revolution.
  • Deal to occupy Hanover building is huge vote of confidence in Manchester.

NOMA, a 20-acre mixed-use neighbourhood in Manchester city centre, has signed Amazon to occupy Hanover, one of Manchester’s most sought after office buildings, for its first major UK hub outside of London. Hermes Investment Management is the investment manager of the NOMA development, working on behalf of an institutional investor.

Amazon will occupy all six floors of Hanover, an Edwardian-era drapery warehouse at the scheme. Hanover has undergone a £34m refurbishment as part of ambitions to create a vibrant new community at NOMA – billed as an innovation district by leading think tank, the Brookings Institution, on account of its blend of different uses, heritage buildings and fantastic transport links.

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

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “NOMA has quietly emerged as a genuine creative innovation district and Amazon’s decision to locate a new office in Manchester underlines the strength of our ambition and the fantastic work Hermes has accomplished in shaping an extension to the city centre. We have world leading universities, a thriving tech scene and above all, a huge appetite for further growth. We welcome Amazon to Manchester and look forward to the next range of buildings being brought forward by NOMA.”

Chris Taylor, Head of Private Markets at Hermes Investment Management, said: “This commitment from Amazon marks a significant step in the delivery of NOMA, reinforcing Manchester’s status as a leading international city. Our ambition has always been to attract world-leading occupiers to Manchester by creating a sense of place and shaping one of the country’s first innovation districts.

“We remain committed to investing in regeneration to create a greater sense of social sustainability and wellbeing. This, in turn, delivers places that people want to work, live and socialise, while also attracting and retaining talent in the regions. Our holistic approach we undertake means we are committed to delivering excellent long-term investment performance and stewardship – while being abundantly conscious of the impact we have on the region.

“The ongoing support of Manchester City Council has been crucial in taking forward NOMA and we look forward to working with Amazon to deliver ongoing value for the city.”

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SADLER’S YARD SUMMER JAM

(Saturday 25 August 2018)

This month will see the return of Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam, running from 12-10pm on Saturday 25th August and showcasing some of the best local live music, spoken word acts and street food from Manchester. With this in mind, we’d like to update you on our plans to ensure the day is effectively managed for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Access

Access will remain through Sadler’s Yard for the duration of the day, with The Pilcrow trading during their regular hours. The event is free to attend and un-ticketed; however, access to seats and activities will be on a first come first served basis. The capacity of Sadler’s Yard has been risk assessed and appropriate measures put in place for times we expect to be busy.

Staffing

An event manager and accompanying team will be present throughout the event to oversee the area. Onsite security will monitor the area and be placed at all access points to Sadler’s Yard in order to monitor capacity and ensure everyone’s safety. Anti-social behaviour will be monitored and anyone deemed behaving inappropriately will be proactively managed.

Setup

Setup of the event will take place on Saturday 25th August. This will involve some deliveries and setting up the stage and associated equipment. Appropriate traffic and pedestrian management measures will be taken where necessary but impact is expected to be minimal.

Noise Management

A noise management plan will be in place to ensure that activity and noise levels are appropriate to the time of day in line with parameters agreed with Manchester City Council. As part of this plan volume will be reduced from 9pm.

Contacts

The event management team will have a site telephone which can be called during the event for any urgent issues. If you’d like to get in touch with the NOMA events team, please call 07713 421931. This will be in use from 11am to 10.30pm on the event day.

We hope to see you at Sadler’s Yard to enjoy Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam with us!

You can also join us at Sadler’s Yard on Sunday 26th August for the Northern Art Carbooty, a market of craft and art from across the North West.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

CREPE CITY AT NEW CENTURY HALL

(Friday 4 May 2018)

Europe’s biggest trainer festival is coming to Manchester for the first time, and we’re pleased to say it will be held at New Century Hall on Saturday 12th May.

Not only will you have the chance to update your wardrobe, you can also make the most of an on-site trainer cleaning service, barbershops, cinema screenings, and competitions.

HERMES ACQUIRES THE CO-OP GROUP’S STAKE IN NOMA

(Friday 22 December 2017)

Hermes Investment Management, the £30.8 billion manager, has acquired The Co-op Group’s entire share interest in the sites and buildings within their NOMA Joint Venture (JV). NOMA is Manchester’s most significant urban regeneration scheme and the largest development project in North West England.

 

The 20-acre mixed-use redevelopment scheme, which is transforming Manchester’s city centre, has been delivered by a 50:50 JV partnership between Hermes Investment Management and The Co-op Group since 2014. The JV was formed to bring forward new offices, homes, hotels, retail and leisure, as well as vibrant urban spaces and substantial new public realm.

 

With over 6,500 people already working in the NOMA neighbourhood, there is ongoing strong demand for high quality office space in the region and it is fast becoming one of the best-connected business destinations in the country, boasting excellent transport links. Manchester Victoria station has undergone £44 million of investment and the neighbourhood is strategically located next to both the Shudehill transport interchange and the new Exchange Square tram stop with a direct link to Manchester airport.

 

Existing tenants of NOMA, including employees of Co-op Insurance and Co-op Digital, both part of The Co-op Group – NOMA’s anchor tenant, and those of the independently owned Co-operative Bank, will remain at their current locations.

 

Chris Taylor, Head of Private Markets, Hermes Investment Management, said: “Hermes Investment Management’s vision for NOMA is to continue moving the development forward to create a leading commercial hub in Manchester’s city centre, which embraces the area’s past and heritage by featuring a unique mix of historic and new buildings. We hope to provide an attractive, well-connected and sustainable environment where people want to work, live and socialise.

 

“As part of our partnership with The Co-op Group, we have made strong progress at the scheme, including the delivery of improved infrastructure and enhanced public realm. We now aim to continue this, in line with our ongoing commitment to placemaking and regeneration on a regional scale, ensuring that the development benefits the local community and economy in the long-term.”

 

Stuart Hookins, Property Strategy and Development Director, Co-op Group Property, commented:

“The Co-op has played a major part in the regeneration of Manchester over many decades and through the NOMA joint venture we have facilitated the transformation of the area near to Victoria Station.

 

“We remain the major occupier in the NOMA neighbourhood and are fully committed to its on-going development as we reinforced last month (November) with the launch of The Federation, a new co-working community, designed to attract the North’s digital businesses and innovators.

 

“Having ensured the vision for NOMA will be achieved through the implementation of the approved Masterplan it is now appropriate for the project to be progressed by a specialist organisation, and allow us to focus on developing our core businesses.”

DUCIE BRIDGE DEMOLITION

(Friday 13 October 2017)

Please see below for a statement regarding the demolition of the Ducie Bridge pub.

A spokesperson for NOMA said:

“An extensive assessment revealed this building to be unsafe, leaving us no choice but to demolish it.”

SADLER’S YARD SUMMER JAM

(Saturday 25 August 2018)

This month will see the return of Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam, running from 12-10pm on Saturday 25th August and showcasing some of the best local live music, spoken word acts and street food from Manchester. With this in mind, we’d like to update you on our plans to ensure the day is effectively managed for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Access

Access will remain through Sadler’s Yard for the duration of the day, with The Pilcrow trading during their regular hours. The event is free to attend and un-ticketed; however, access to seats and activities will be on a first come first served basis. The capacity of Sadler’s Yard has been risk assessed and appropriate measures put in place for times we expect to be busy.

Staffing

An event manager and accompanying team will be present throughout the event to oversee the area. Onsite security will monitor the area and be placed at all access points to Sadler’s Yard in order to monitor capacity and ensure everyone’s safety. Anti-social behaviour will be monitored and anyone deemed behaving inappropriately will be proactively managed.

Setup

Setup of the event will take place on Saturday 25th August. This will involve some deliveries and setting up the stage and associated equipment. Appropriate traffic and pedestrian management measures will be taken where necessary but impact is expected to be minimal.

Noise Management

A noise management plan will be in place to ensure that activity and noise levels are appropriate to the time of day in line with parameters agreed with Manchester City Council. As part of this plan volume will be reduced from 9pm.

Contacts

The event management team will have a site telephone which can be called during the event for any urgent issues. If you’d like to get in touch with the NOMA events team, please call 07713 421931. This will be in use from 11am to 10.30pm on the event day.

We hope to see you at Sadler’s Yard to enjoy Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam with us!

You can also join us at Sadler’s Yard on Sunday 26th August for the Northern Art Carbooty, a market of craft and art from across the North West.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

CREPE CITY AT NEW CENTURY HALL

(Friday 4 May 2018)

Europe’s biggest trainer festival is coming to Manchester for the first time, and we’re pleased to say it will be held at New Century Hall on Saturday 12th May.

Not only will you have the chance to update your wardrobe, you can also make the most of an on-site trainer cleaning service, barbershops, cinema screenings, and competitions.

HERMES ACQUIRES THE CO-OP GROUP’S STAKE IN NOMA

(Friday 22 December 2017)

Hermes Investment Management, the £30.8 billion manager, has acquired The Co-op Group’s entire share interest in the sites and buildings within their NOMA Joint Venture (JV). NOMA is Manchester’s most significant urban regeneration scheme and the largest development project in North West England.

 

The 20-acre mixed-use redevelopment scheme, which is transforming Manchester’s city centre, has been delivered by a 50:50 JV partnership between Hermes Investment Management and The Co-op Group since 2014. The JV was formed to bring forward new offices, homes, hotels, retail and leisure, as well as vibrant urban spaces and substantial new public realm.

 

With over 6,500 people already working in the NOMA neighbourhood, there is ongoing strong demand for high quality office space in the region and it is fast becoming one of the best-connected business destinations in the country, boasting excellent transport links. Manchester Victoria station has undergone £44 million of investment and the neighbourhood is strategically located next to both the Shudehill transport interchange and the new Exchange Square tram stop with a direct link to Manchester airport.

 

Existing tenants of NOMA, including employees of Co-op Insurance and Co-op Digital, both part of The Co-op Group – NOMA’s anchor tenant, and those of the independently owned Co-operative Bank, will remain at their current locations.

 

Chris Taylor, Head of Private Markets, Hermes Investment Management, said: “Hermes Investment Management’s vision for NOMA is to continue moving the development forward to create a leading commercial hub in Manchester’s city centre, which embraces the area’s past and heritage by featuring a unique mix of historic and new buildings. We hope to provide an attractive, well-connected and sustainable environment where people want to work, live and socialise.

 

“As part of our partnership with The Co-op Group, we have made strong progress at the scheme, including the delivery of improved infrastructure and enhanced public realm. We now aim to continue this, in line with our ongoing commitment to placemaking and regeneration on a regional scale, ensuring that the development benefits the local community and economy in the long-term.”

 

Stuart Hookins, Property Strategy and Development Director, Co-op Group Property, commented:

“The Co-op has played a major part in the regeneration of Manchester over many decades and through the NOMA joint venture we have facilitated the transformation of the area near to Victoria Station.

 

“We remain the major occupier in the NOMA neighbourhood and are fully committed to its on-going development as we reinforced last month (November) with the launch of The Federation, a new co-working community, designed to attract the North’s digital businesses and innovators.

 

“Having ensured the vision for NOMA will be achieved through the implementation of the approved Masterplan it is now appropriate for the project to be progressed by a specialist organisation, and allow us to focus on developing our core businesses.”

DUCIE BRIDGE DEMOLITION

(Friday 13 October 2017)

Please see below for a statement regarding the demolition of the Ducie Bridge pub.

A spokesperson for NOMA said:

“An extensive assessment revealed this building to be unsafe, leaving us no choice but to demolish it.”

SADLER’S YARD SUMMER JAM

(Saturday 25 August 2018)

This month will see the return of Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam, running from 12-10pm on Saturday 25th August and showcasing some of the best local live music, spoken word acts and street food from Manchester. With this in mind, we’d like to update you on our plans to ensure the day is effectively managed for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Access

Access will remain through Sadler’s Yard for the duration of the day, with The Pilcrow trading during their regular hours. The event is free to attend and un-ticketed; however, access to seats and activities will be on a first come first served basis. The capacity of Sadler’s Yard has been risk assessed and appropriate measures put in place for times we expect to be busy.

Staffing

An event manager and accompanying team will be present throughout the event to oversee the area. Onsite security will monitor the area and be placed at all access points to Sadler’s Yard in order to monitor capacity and ensure everyone’s safety. Anti-social behaviour will be monitored and anyone deemed behaving inappropriately will be proactively managed.

Setup

Setup of the event will take place on Saturday 25th August. This will involve some deliveries and setting up the stage and associated equipment. Appropriate traffic and pedestrian management measures will be taken where necessary but impact is expected to be minimal.

Noise Management

A noise management plan will be in place to ensure that activity and noise levels are appropriate to the time of day in line with parameters agreed with Manchester City Council. As part of this plan volume will be reduced from 9pm.

Contacts

The event management team will have a site telephone which can be called during the event for any urgent issues. If you’d like to get in touch with the NOMA events team, please call 07713 421931. This will be in use from 11am to 10.30pm on the event day.

We hope to see you at Sadler’s Yard to enjoy Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam with us!

You can also join us at Sadler’s Yard on Sunday 26th August for the Northern Art Carbooty, a market of craft and art from across the North West.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

CREPE CITY AT NEW CENTURY HALL

(Friday 4 May 2018)

Europe’s biggest trainer festival is coming to Manchester for the first time, and we’re pleased to say it will be held at New Century Hall on Saturday 12th May.

Not only will you have the chance to update your wardrobe, you can also make the most of an on-site trainer cleaning service, barbershops, cinema screenings, and competitions.

HERMES ACQUIRES THE CO-OP GROUP’S STAKE IN NOMA

(Friday 22 December 2017)

Hermes Investment Management, the £30.8 billion manager, has acquired The Co-op Group’s entire share interest in the sites and buildings within their NOMA Joint Venture (JV). NOMA is Manchester’s most significant urban regeneration scheme and the largest development project in North West England.

 

The 20-acre mixed-use redevelopment scheme, which is transforming Manchester’s city centre, has been delivered by a 50:50 JV partnership between Hermes Investment Management and The Co-op Group since 2014. The JV was formed to bring forward new offices, homes, hotels, retail and leisure, as well as vibrant urban spaces and substantial new public realm.

 

With over 6,500 people already working in the NOMA neighbourhood, there is ongoing strong demand for high quality office space in the region and it is fast becoming one of the best-connected business destinations in the country, boasting excellent transport links. Manchester Victoria station has undergone £44 million of investment and the neighbourhood is strategically located next to both the Shudehill transport interchange and the new Exchange Square tram stop with a direct link to Manchester airport.

 

Existing tenants of NOMA, including employees of Co-op Insurance and Co-op Digital, both part of The Co-op Group – NOMA’s anchor tenant, and those of the independently owned Co-operative Bank, will remain at their current locations.

 

Chris Taylor, Head of Private Markets, Hermes Investment Management, said: “Hermes Investment Management’s vision for NOMA is to continue moving the development forward to create a leading commercial hub in Manchester’s city centre, which embraces the area’s past and heritage by featuring a unique mix of historic and new buildings. We hope to provide an attractive, well-connected and sustainable environment where people want to work, live and socialise.

 

“As part of our partnership with The Co-op Group, we have made strong progress at the scheme, including the delivery of improved infrastructure and enhanced public realm. We now aim to continue this, in line with our ongoing commitment to placemaking and regeneration on a regional scale, ensuring that the development benefits the local community and economy in the long-term.”

 

Stuart Hookins, Property Strategy and Development Director, Co-op Group Property, commented:

“The Co-op has played a major part in the regeneration of Manchester over many decades and through the NOMA joint venture we have facilitated the transformation of the area near to Victoria Station.

 

“We remain the major occupier in the NOMA neighbourhood and are fully committed to its on-going development as we reinforced last month (November) with the launch of The Federation, a new co-working community, designed to attract the North’s digital businesses and innovators.

 

“Having ensured the vision for NOMA will be achieved through the implementation of the approved Masterplan it is now appropriate for the project to be progressed by a specialist organisation, and allow us to focus on developing our core businesses.”

DUCIE BRIDGE DEMOLITION

(Friday 13 October 2017)

Please see below for a statement regarding the demolition of the Ducie Bridge pub.

A spokesperson for NOMA said:

“An extensive assessment revealed this building to be unsafe, leaving us no choice but to demolish it.”

SADLER’S YARD SUMMER JAM

(Saturday 25 August 2018)

This month will see the return of Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam, running from 12-10pm on Saturday 25th August and showcasing some of the best local live music, spoken word acts and street food from Manchester. With this in mind, we’d like to update you on our plans to ensure the day is effectively managed for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Access

Access will remain through Sadler’s Yard for the duration of the day, with The Pilcrow trading during their regular hours. The event is free to attend and un-ticketed; however, access to seats and activities will be on a first come first served basis. The capacity of Sadler’s Yard has been risk assessed and appropriate measures put in place for times we expect to be busy.

Staffing

An event manager and accompanying team will be present throughout the event to oversee the area. Onsite security will monitor the area and be placed at all access points to Sadler’s Yard in order to monitor capacity and ensure everyone’s safety. Anti-social behaviour will be monitored and anyone deemed behaving inappropriately will be proactively managed.

Setup

Setup of the event will take place on Saturday 25th August. This will involve some deliveries and setting up the stage and associated equipment. Appropriate traffic and pedestrian management measures will be taken where necessary but impact is expected to be minimal.

Noise Management

A noise management plan will be in place to ensure that activity and noise levels are appropriate to the time of day in line with parameters agreed with Manchester City Council. As part of this plan volume will be reduced from 9pm.

Contacts

The event management team will have a site telephone which can be called during the event for any urgent issues. If you’d like to get in touch with the NOMA events team, please call 07713 421931. This will be in use from 11am to 10.30pm on the event day.

We hope to see you at Sadler’s Yard to enjoy Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam with us!

You can also join us at Sadler’s Yard on Sunday 26th August for the Northern Art Carbooty, a market of craft and art from across the North West.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

CREPE CITY AT NEW CENTURY HALL

(Friday 4 May 2018)

Europe’s biggest trainer festival is coming to Manchester for the first time, and we’re pleased to say it will be held at New Century Hall on Saturday 12th May.

Not only will you have the chance to update your wardrobe, you can also make the most of an on-site trainer cleaning service, barbershops, cinema screenings, and competitions.

HERMES ACQUIRES THE CO-OP GROUP’S STAKE IN NOMA

(Friday 22 December 2017)

Hermes Investment Management, the £30.8 billion manager, has acquired The Co-op Group’s entire share interest in the sites and buildings within their NOMA Joint Venture (JV). NOMA is Manchester’s most significant urban regeneration scheme and the largest development project in North West England.

 

The 20-acre mixed-use redevelopment scheme, which is transforming Manchester’s city centre, has been delivered by a 50:50 JV partnership between Hermes Investment Management and The Co-op Group since 2014. The JV was formed to bring forward new offices, homes, hotels, retail and leisure, as well as vibrant urban spaces and substantial new public realm.

 

With over 6,500 people already working in the NOMA neighbourhood, there is ongoing strong demand for high quality office space in the region and it is fast becoming one of the best-connected business destinations in the country, boasting excellent transport links. Manchester Victoria station has undergone £44 million of investment and the neighbourhood is strategically located next to both the Shudehill transport interchange and the new Exchange Square tram stop with a direct link to Manchester airport.

 

Existing tenants of NOMA, including employees of Co-op Insurance and Co-op Digital, both part of The Co-op Group – NOMA’s anchor tenant, and those of the independently owned Co-operative Bank, will remain at their current locations.

 

Chris Taylor, Head of Private Markets, Hermes Investment Management, said: “Hermes Investment Management’s vision for NOMA is to continue moving the development forward to create a leading commercial hub in Manchester’s city centre, which embraces the area’s past and heritage by featuring a unique mix of historic and new buildings. We hope to provide an attractive, well-connected and sustainable environment where people want to work, live and socialise.

 

“As part of our partnership with The Co-op Group, we have made strong progress at the scheme, including the delivery of improved infrastructure and enhanced public realm. We now aim to continue this, in line with our ongoing commitment to placemaking and regeneration on a regional scale, ensuring that the development benefits the local community and economy in the long-term.”

 

Stuart Hookins, Property Strategy and Development Director, Co-op Group Property, commented:

“The Co-op has played a major part in the regeneration of Manchester over many decades and through the NOMA joint venture we have facilitated the transformation of the area near to Victoria Station.

 

“We remain the major occupier in the NOMA neighbourhood and are fully committed to its on-going development as we reinforced last month (November) with the launch of The Federation, a new co-working community, designed to attract the North’s digital businesses and innovators.

 

“Having ensured the vision for NOMA will be achieved through the implementation of the approved Masterplan it is now appropriate for the project to be progressed by a specialist organisation, and allow us to focus on developing our core businesses.”

DUCIE BRIDGE DEMOLITION

(Friday 13 October 2017)

Please see below for a statement regarding the demolition of the Ducie Bridge pub.

A spokesperson for NOMA said:

“An extensive assessment revealed this building to be unsafe, leaving us no choice but to demolish it.”

SADLER’S YARD SUMMER JAM

(Saturday 25 August 2018)

This month will see the return of Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam, running from 12-10pm on Saturday 25th August and showcasing some of the best local live music, spoken word acts and street food from Manchester. With this in mind, we’d like to update you on our plans to ensure the day is effectively managed for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Access

Access will remain through Sadler’s Yard for the duration of the day, with The Pilcrow trading during their regular hours. The event is free to attend and un-ticketed; however, access to seats and activities will be on a first come first served basis. The capacity of Sadler’s Yard has been risk assessed and appropriate measures put in place for times we expect to be busy.

Staffing

An event manager and accompanying team will be present throughout the event to oversee the area. Onsite security will monitor the area and be placed at all access points to Sadler’s Yard in order to monitor capacity and ensure everyone’s safety. Anti-social behaviour will be monitored and anyone deemed behaving inappropriately will be proactively managed.

Setup

Setup of the event will take place on Saturday 25th August. This will involve some deliveries and setting up the stage and associated equipment. Appropriate traffic and pedestrian management measures will be taken where necessary but impact is expected to be minimal.

Noise Management

A noise management plan will be in place to ensure that activity and noise levels are appropriate to the time of day in line with parameters agreed with Manchester City Council. As part of this plan volume will be reduced from 9pm.

Contacts

The event management team will have a site telephone which can be called during the event for any urgent issues. If you’d like to get in touch with the NOMA events team, please call 07713 421931. This will be in use from 11am to 10.30pm on the event day.

We hope to see you at Sadler’s Yard to enjoy Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam with us!

You can also join us at Sadler’s Yard on Sunday 26th August for the Northern Art Carbooty, a market of craft and art from across the North West.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

CREPE CITY AT NEW CENTURY HALL

(Friday 4 May 2018)

Europe’s biggest trainer festival is coming to Manchester for the first time, and we’re pleased to say it will be held at New Century Hall on Saturday 12th May.

Not only will you have the chance to update your wardrobe, you can also make the most of an on-site trainer cleaning service, barbershops, cinema screenings, and competitions.

HERMES ACQUIRES THE CO-OP GROUP’S STAKE IN NOMA

(Friday 22 December 2017)

Hermes Investment Management, the £30.8 billion manager, has acquired The Co-op Group’s entire share interest in the sites and buildings within their NOMA Joint Venture (JV). NOMA is Manchester’s most significant urban regeneration scheme and the largest development project in North West England.

 

The 20-acre mixed-use redevelopment scheme, which is transforming Manchester’s city centre, has been delivered by a 50:50 JV partnership between Hermes Investment Management and The Co-op Group since 2014. The JV was formed to bring forward new offices, homes, hotels, retail and leisure, as well as vibrant urban spaces and substantial new public realm.

 

With over 6,500 people already working in the NOMA neighbourhood, there is ongoing strong demand for high quality office space in the region and it is fast becoming one of the best-connected business destinations in the country, boasting excellent transport links. Manchester Victoria station has undergone £44 million of investment and the neighbourhood is strategically located next to both the Shudehill transport interchange and the new Exchange Square tram stop with a direct link to Manchester airport.

 

Existing tenants of NOMA, including employees of Co-op Insurance and Co-op Digital, both part of The Co-op Group – NOMA’s anchor tenant, and those of the independently owned Co-operative Bank, will remain at their current locations.

 

Chris Taylor, Head of Private Markets, Hermes Investment Management, said: “Hermes Investment Management’s vision for NOMA is to continue moving the development forward to create a leading commercial hub in Manchester’s city centre, which embraces the area’s past and heritage by featuring a unique mix of historic and new buildings. We hope to provide an attractive, well-connected and sustainable environment where people want to work, live and socialise.

 

“As part of our partnership with The Co-op Group, we have made strong progress at the scheme, including the delivery of improved infrastructure and enhanced public realm. We now aim to continue this, in line with our ongoing commitment to placemaking and regeneration on a regional scale, ensuring that the development benefits the local community and economy in the long-term.”

 

Stuart Hookins, Property Strategy and Development Director, Co-op Group Property, commented:

“The Co-op has played a major part in the regeneration of Manchester over many decades and through the NOMA joint venture we have facilitated the transformation of the area near to Victoria Station.

 

“We remain the major occupier in the NOMA neighbourhood and are fully committed to its on-going development as we reinforced last month (November) with the launch of The Federation, a new co-working community, designed to attract the North’s digital businesses and innovators.

 

“Having ensured the vision for NOMA will be achieved through the implementation of the approved Masterplan it is now appropriate for the project to be progressed by a specialist organisation, and allow us to focus on developing our core businesses.”

DUCIE BRIDGE DEMOLITION

(Friday 13 October 2017)

Please see below for a statement regarding the demolition of the Ducie Bridge pub.

A spokesperson for NOMA said:

“An extensive assessment revealed this building to be unsafe, leaving us no choice but to demolish it.”

SADLER’S YARD SUMMER JAM

(Saturday 25 August 2018)

This month will see the return of Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam, running from 12-10pm on Saturday 25th August and showcasing some of the best local live music, spoken word acts and street food from Manchester. With this in mind, we’d like to update you on our plans to ensure the day is effectively managed for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Access

Access will remain through Sadler’s Yard for the duration of the day, with The Pilcrow trading during their regular hours. The event is free to attend and un-ticketed; however, access to seats and activities will be on a first come first served basis. The capacity of Sadler’s Yard has been risk assessed and appropriate measures put in place for times we expect to be busy.

Staffing

An event manager and accompanying team will be present throughout the event to oversee the area. Onsite security will monitor the area and be placed at all access points to Sadler’s Yard in order to monitor capacity and ensure everyone’s safety. Anti-social behaviour will be monitored and anyone deemed behaving inappropriately will be proactively managed.

Setup

Setup of the event will take place on Saturday 25th August. This will involve some deliveries and setting up the stage and associated equipment. Appropriate traffic and pedestrian management measures will be taken where necessary but impact is expected to be minimal.

Noise Management

A noise management plan will be in place to ensure that activity and noise levels are appropriate to the time of day in line with parameters agreed with Manchester City Council. As part of this plan volume will be reduced from 9pm.

Contacts

The event management team will have a site telephone which can be called during the event for any urgent issues. If you’d like to get in touch with the NOMA events team, please call 07713 421931. This will be in use from 11am to 10.30pm on the event day.

We hope to see you at Sadler’s Yard to enjoy Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam with us!

You can also join us at Sadler’s Yard on Sunday 26th August for the Northern Art Carbooty, a market of craft and art from across the North West.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

CREPE CITY AT NEW CENTURY HALL

(Friday 4 May 2018)

Europe’s biggest trainer festival is coming to Manchester for the first time, and we’re pleased to say it will be held at New Century Hall on Saturday 12th May.

Not only will you have the chance to update your wardrobe, you can also make the most of an on-site trainer cleaning service, barbershops, cinema screenings, and competitions.

HERMES ACQUIRES THE CO-OP GROUP’S STAKE IN NOMA

(Friday 22 December 2017)

Hermes Investment Management, the £30.8 billion manager, has acquired The Co-op Group’s entire share interest in the sites and buildings within their NOMA Joint Venture (JV). NOMA is Manchester’s most significant urban regeneration scheme and the largest development project in North West England.

 

The 20-acre mixed-use redevelopment scheme, which is transforming Manchester’s city centre, has been delivered by a 50:50 JV partnership between Hermes Investment Management and The Co-op Group since 2014. The JV was formed to bring forward new offices, homes, hotels, retail and leisure, as well as vibrant urban spaces and substantial new public realm.

 

With over 6,500 people already working in the NOMA neighbourhood, there is ongoing strong demand for high quality office space in the region and it is fast becoming one of the best-connected business destinations in the country, boasting excellent transport links. Manchester Victoria station has undergone £44 million of investment and the neighbourhood is strategically located next to both the Shudehill transport interchange and the new Exchange Square tram stop with a direct link to Manchester airport.

 

Existing tenants of NOMA, including employees of Co-op Insurance and Co-op Digital, both part of The Co-op Group – NOMA’s anchor tenant, and those of the independently owned Co-operative Bank, will remain at their current locations.

 

Chris Taylor, Head of Private Markets, Hermes Investment Management, said: “Hermes Investment Management’s vision for NOMA is to continue moving the development forward to create a leading commercial hub in Manchester’s city centre, which embraces the area’s past and heritage by featuring a unique mix of historic and new buildings. We hope to provide an attractive, well-connected and sustainable environment where people want to work, live and socialise.

 

“As part of our partnership with The Co-op Group, we have made strong progress at the scheme, including the delivery of improved infrastructure and enhanced public realm. We now aim to continue this, in line with our ongoing commitment to placemaking and regeneration on a regional scale, ensuring that the development benefits the local community and economy in the long-term.”

 

Stuart Hookins, Property Strategy and Development Director, Co-op Group Property, commented:

“The Co-op has played a major part in the regeneration of Manchester over many decades and through the NOMA joint venture we have facilitated the transformation of the area near to Victoria Station.

 

“We remain the major occupier in the NOMA neighbourhood and are fully committed to its on-going development as we reinforced last month (November) with the launch of The Federation, a new co-working community, designed to attract the North’s digital businesses and innovators.

 

“Having ensured the vision for NOMA will be achieved through the implementation of the approved Masterplan it is now appropriate for the project to be progressed by a specialist organisation, and allow us to focus on developing our core businesses.”

DUCIE BRIDGE DEMOLITION

(Friday 13 October 2017)

Please see below for a statement regarding the demolition of the Ducie Bridge pub.

A spokesperson for NOMA said:

“An extensive assessment revealed this building to be unsafe, leaving us no choice but to demolish it.”

NEW HOMES AT ANGEL MEADOW

(Tuesday 12 September 2017)

PLANNING APPLICATION APPROVED

In August 2017, planning permission was granted for the proposed residential development at Angel Meadow.

Angel Meadow has long been identified for new homes. The excellent proximity to the city centre and nearby tram, bus and cycle network makes the location ideal for a sustainable new neighbourhood.

To read more about new homes at NOMA, please click here.

 

 

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UPCOMING TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ON 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

(Wednesday 16 August 2017)

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL TEMPORARY ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14 (AS AMENDED)

ORDER NO. MCC0002398

The City Council has arranged to make the following Temporary Traffic Regulation Order:-

The City of Manchester (IRK STREET, ANCOATS & CLAYTON) (TEMPORARY Prohibition of Vehicular Traffic) Order 2017. The effect of the Order shall be to prohibit traffic on IRK STREET.

Diversion Route: N/A

The City Council is satisfied that the restriction is necessary in order to facilitate bridge maintenance works. It is expected that the works will be in progress between 03-September-2017 and 03-September-2017.

Start Time                                      09:30

End Time                                       15:30

The order shall come into operation on the 03-September-2017 and may remain in force for a maximum period of eighteen months. If all necessary works are completed within a shorter period, the Order shall cease to have effect at the end of that shorter period.

Irk Street Road Closure

  • GNCCF LIVE AND PING!

(Tuesday 25 July 2017)

GNCCF Live
Visit PLANT NOMA this weekend (28th-30th July) for the first ever GNCCF Live, giving you the opportunity to meet makers from this year’s Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and take part in daily drop in workshops covering everything from leatherwork to glass etching. Click here for the full details and to sign up

PING!
Practice your drop shot throughout August with the Ping! tale tennis table on Sadler’s Yard in association with Sport England and Manchester City Council. It’s totally free to use – simply pick up your bats and balls from The Pilcrow. Too windy to play? There’s an indoor table at PLANT NOMA too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WELLBEING AT NOMA

(Tuesday 25 July 2017)

Your first session at either Sadler’s Circuits or Yoga at PLANT is absolutely free – so why not try both?

Sadler’s Circuits
Tuesdays – 7.30am and Thursdays – 5.30pm
Join JAG Fitness & Nutrition for a bootcamp inspired workout at Sadler’s Yard, designed to challenge but energise, and always providing a new routine to help you push yourself to achieve your fitness goals. Making fitness fun again!
Sign up here: Sadler’s Circuits

Yoga at PLANT
Wednesdays – 7.30am
India Hewitt’s all level vinyasa yoga class takes place at PLANT, and teaches yoga as a tool not only for the body but also for the mind. Stretch a lot and sweat a little with this invigorating session.
Sign up here: Yoga at PLANT

 

 

 

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SADLER’S YARD SUMMER JAM 2017

(Tuesday 25 July 2017)

 

Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam is back for 2017 and jammier than ever!

Saturday 5th August, 12-11pm, Sadler’s Yard

With main and acoustic stages, plus activities at PLANT NOMA and The Pilcrow – plus street food and an al-fresco bar – there’s something to suit every taste at this year’s Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam. Music will cover everything from jazz and beach rock to soul and spoken word, accompanied by some of the best DJs in Manchester. There’s also the opportunity to get hands on with workshops at PLANT NOMA, including the chance to throw at the wheel and experiment with technology upcycling. Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam is free to attend, and everyone’s welcome – we look forward to seeing you there!

Take a look at the full line up and book your free ticket here.

Already booked? Let us know by Tweeting us @SadlersYard and using #SadlersYardSummerJam!

Summer Jam

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL, TEMPORARY ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER, ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED), ORDER NO. MCC0002293

(Tuesday 25 July 2017)

The City Council has arranged to make the following Temporary Traffic Regulation Order:-

The City of Manchester (SIMPSON STREET, ANCOATS & CLAYTON) (TEMPORARY Prohibition of Vehicular Traffic and Suspension of One Way) Order 2017.

The effect of the Order is to prohibit traffic on SIMPSON STREET as specified in schedule 1 and Suspend the One Way System on Simpson Street as specified in schedule 2

Diversion Route

NAPLES STREET, SCHOOL STREET

The City Council is satisfied that the restriction is necessary in order to facilitate crane Operations. It is expected that the works will be in progress between 05-August-2017 and 06-August-2017 weather conditions permitting.

The order shall come into operation on the 05-August-2017 and may remain in force for a maximum period of eighteen months. If all necessary works are completed within a shorter period, the Order shall cease to have effect at the end of that shorter period.

Schedule 1, Prohibition of Vehicular Traffic on Simpson Street from Ludgate Street for a distance of 25 metres in a north easterly direction.

Schedule 2, Suspension of One Way Traffic on Simpson Street from Ludgate Street to Sharp Street. Direction of travel in both directions.

WELLBEING OFFER AT NOMA – GET INVOLVED!

(Thursday 15 June 2017)

Introducing a new series of wellbeing activities at NOMA, designed to bring balance and energy to your working week!

These new bootcamp and yoga sessions are sure to help contribute to healthy lifestyles, whilst giving you the opportunity to explore both Sadler’s Yard and new design studio PLANT in a different way to usual…

BOOTCAMP – SADLER’S YARD, NOMA

Tuesdays and Thursday at 7.15

sybootcamp.eventbrite.co.uk

YOGA – PLANT, NOMA

Wednesdays at 7.30am

plantyoga.eventbrite.co.uk

 

We’re offering a number of free places for the first sessions, so be sure to sign up quickly and snap up this deal!

 

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THE PILCROW’S SUMMER BEER THING – 30 JUNE – 2 JULY – SADLER’S YARD

(Friday 9 June 2017)

Come down to Sadler’s Yard this June for the closing of Manchester Beer Week for the PiIcrow’s Summer Beer Thing, a three-day Summer celebration of the best beers that the North has to offer.

Makers of Indy Man Beer Con, Port Street Beer House, Cloudwater and The Pilcrow combine to deliver an exciting new outdoor beer festival.  Pilcrow’s Summer Beer Thing will present examples of the very best beer styles from the North West’s (and beyond) bristling brewery scene.  Expect to find SEVENTY beers pouring at any one session with a whopping TWO HUNDRED beers lined up for over the duration (see the brewery list below).

Expect DJs, informal talks and workshops alongside the best beers and food you are likely to enjoy outdoors all Summer. You will find something for everyone through the eleven-hour day-into-night sessions. Should you need to carry on over the finish line, retreat inside to the cosy confines of The Pilcrow where you will find yet more beers pouring until 1am.

Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017, 12:00 – 23:00. Summer Beer Thing is ALIVE!

For tickets please go to http://www.thepilcrowpub.com/blog/2017/4/21/the-pilcrow-summer-beer-thing

Summer Beer Thing

Manchester Arena attack – business update

(Tuesday 23 May, 11am)

Following the tragic incident last night at Manchester Arena, which is being treated as a terrorist attack, our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

To read the latest statement from Chief Constable Hopkins please click here.

Cordon under review

GMP have informed us that the cordon which extends around the vicinity of Manchester Arena and Victoria Station is currently under review. We will let businesses know when amended or lifted.

Open for business

Manchester remains open for business, however there will be travel disruption. See below.

Official information

For verified updates from Greater Manchester Police, please follow @gmpolice

Anti-Terrorist Hotline

While there is no specific intelligence of any further threats, please be vigilant and if you have any concerns please call in confidence the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321. 

Missing Persons Hotline

There is also an emergency number available for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area last night 0161 856 9400.

Travel updates

Victoria Station will remain closed for the day.

For the latest travel updates via TfGM please click here (PDF), check tfgm.com and follow @officialtfgm

Manchester Evening News Just Giving campaign

The MEN has launched a fundraising campaign for families of the victims of the attack. Please click here for information.

Vigil

There will be a vigil this evening in Albert Square outside the Town Hall at 6pm.

Coffee for Craig (Rough Sleepers support)

For an update on this evening’s Coffee for Craig services please click here.

Offers of support and assistance in the city centre

If businesses would like to offer space, refreshments or other support, please email us at info@cityco.com.

GMP Business Briefing at CityCo offices

It is likely we will be holding a business briefing at Blackfriars House tomorrow morning at 10am. We will confirm this afternoon.

CityCo Contacts

CityCo Office, Main Line: 0161 838 3250
Alexandra King, CityCo Director: 07917 058 412
Steve Lunn, CityCo Business Crime Unit: 0161 838 267
Emma Cooke, CityCo Operations: 07714 755 334
Phil Schulze, Business Improvement District: 07764 9777 556

 

 

We’ll inform members as we receive any updates from GMP.

WRAP UP 2016 WITH NOMA

(29 November 2016)

Join us at Sadler’s Yard on Thursday 1st December to celebrate the launch of the Winter Workshop and Wrapping Exchange with local design collective Makers Dozen!

There’ll be a special preview of upcoming activity, seasonal sounds from Besses Boys Brass Band, and free gingerbread men…

Free entry. Activity starts from 5.30pm at Sadler’s Yard. Visit Eventbrite to confirm your interest.

From Saturday 3rd December you’ll be able to visit the Winter Workshop to create unique gifts and wrap them at the Wrapping Exchange with bespoke paper – a truly creative Christmas experience!

Free entry. Open 3rd – 23rd December, 11am – 7pm, at Sadler’s Yard. Visit Eventbrite to confirm your interest.

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON ANGEL GARDENS

(25 November 2016)

We are excited to announce that construction is set to begin on Angel Gardens in the coming weeks.

Once built, Angel Gardens will include over 450 apartments, as well as communal areas such as lounges, roof gardens, shops, restaurants, cafés and bars.

We hope the development will be an attractive addition to the Manchester skyline and will revitalise a currently underused plot in the city.

The landscaping proposals for Angel Gardens form an integral part of the wider NOMA Masterplan which includes Angel Square and Sadler’s Yard, and complements the valued green space at Angel Meadow Park.

The design of the open space aims to maximise the potential of Miller Street and Angel Street as pedestrian spaces by creating a wide corridor with a balance of hard and soft materials.

The development is estimated to be completed in 2019.

SIGNS OF EXCELLENCE

(15 November 2016)

This month the public signage in Sadler’s Yard was recognised, picking up the Wayfinding Scheme of the Year award at the British Sign Awards 2016.

This is an established national award and it is a great honour for NOMA to be celebrated there.

Our thanks go to isGroup and local agency United Creatives for their support on the design and production of the signs.

Make sure to keep your eyes out when navigating Sadler’s Yard in the future!

“WE WANT A CROWD-BUILT PUB LIKE MANCHESTER”

(10 November 2016)

The Pilcrow Pub has been praised by TimeOut this month – see their blog: “City envy: we want a crowd-built pub like Manchester”.

It’s great for the crowd-built pub to get the recognition that it deserves, and it gives us great pleasure to see so many of you enjoying this along with all that Sadler’s Yard has to offer.

In true Pilcrow style, they are happy to give 10% off all drinks to locals. All you need to do is sign up for one of the Pub’s new membership cards.

You can sign up here. The first Pilcrow Pub Quiz is also coming up, and will be held on the 22nd November, starting at 19:30.

If you would like to keep up to date with everything that is going on at Sadler’s Yard and The Pilcrow Pub, you can follow them on Twitter @SadlersYard and @ThePilcrowPub.

‘THRIVING’ ANGEL MEADOW IN BLOOM

(7 November 2016)

This year, Friends of St Michael’s Flags and Angel Meadow Park (FOAM) entered into the RHS Northwest in Bloom awards for the first time, with great success.

Friends of St Michael’s Flags and Angel Meadow Park were awarded a Silver Gilt Level 4 “Thriving” award in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category.

Congratulations go to the team at FOAM for their latest success – going for gold next year!

We hope that Angel Meadow Park will continue to be an area of great enjoyment for years to come.

‘EIGHT EASELS’ LAUNCHED TODAY

(10 October 2016)

The ‘Eight Easels’ series at NOMA showcases a series of exciting local artists’ works on our giant, hand-crafted easels in outdoor locations around the neighbourhood.

You may have spotted work from photographer Rob Evans and his ‘Alive with Sports’ exhibition, artist Alistair Woods with a special selection from ‘Common Denominator’ co-hosted with Manchester Victoria, and recently some collated works illustrating The Pilcrow Pub project.

From 10th October, we’re really excited to be hosting a first look at the Manchester Sketchbook, where a host of local sketchers have compiled a beautiful book illustrating the city around us – from buildings and streets, to bus stops and lamp posts.

IT’S HERE! THE PILCROW PUB IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

(1 October 2016)

For the past twelve months, NOMA have worked alongside the team at Oh Ok Ltd to make it happen.

It is one of the newest and most unique projects in Manchester.

Since January, members of the local community have been learning, making and building everything in The Pilcrow from the inside out.

They have been guided by a team of the UK’s top master craftspeople in a series of regular workshops across the city and NOMA.

On 23 September, The Pilcrow, located in Sadler’s Yard, opened its doors to members of the public.

The Pilcrow is a locally run scheme being run by the team at Cloudwater Brewery and there and there will be a lot to look forward to over the coming months!

To read a blog written by the team at The Pilcrow, click here.

Visit www.thepilcrowpub.com

FRIENDS OF ANGEL MEADOW AND NOT QUITE LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER, SIMON BUCKLEY, REFLECT ON THE MANCHESTER HISTORIES DAY

(15 September 2016)

Friends of Angel Meadow (FOAM), along with NOMA, presented a series of events over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of June as part of Manchester Histories Festival 2016.

Based in and around Angel Meadow and Sadler’s Yard, the weekend was a great success and was attended by people from far and wide with both old and new connections to the area.

Events included a number of local history walks and talks, a photography trail and exhibition, a pub quiz and a Supper with the Dead which was broadcast from the park.

The ringing of the church bell for the first time in 86 years was a very special moment.

When St Michael’s church was demolished in 1935, the bell was removed from the bell tower and recast into a new bell for St Gabriel’s church in Prestwich.

We were delighted to have Canon Williams and some of his congregation down to share the moment.

Food, drink and entertainment were provided by GRUB and The Pilcrow Pub team in Sadler’s Yard.

Not Quite Light photographer, Simon Buckley, said: “Angel Meadow was the inspiration for Not Quite Light, and so I was delighted to take the work outdoors, and for people to experience the pictures with the sounds of traffic, the breeze of trees and the songs of birds, just as it was for me when making the images.

“Sometimes art needs to be in the environment in which it was created to make full sense.

“Taking the large, heavy wooden frames over my shoulder to 8 locations caused me to feel like I was partaking in an Easter Passion procession, but it was worth it.

“The area around NOMA is evolving, and it was a privilege to be able to meet so many people and, because of my photographs, talk about Manchester as it was, and as it is going to be.”

With thanks to Aiden O’Rourke, Canon Williams and the congregation of St Gabriel’s church, Dean Kirby, Emma Fox of Manchester Guided Tours, GRUB, Ian Miller of Salford University, John Marsden of MLFHS, Manchester City Council, Manchester Archives, NOMA, The Co-op, The Marble Arch, The Pilcrow Pub, Richard O Smith, Simon Buckley, Simon Ward and all the FOAM and Manchester Histories Festival volunteers who helped make this event happen.

NOMA APPOINTS CONTRACTOR ON MAJOR OFFICE REFURBISHMENT

(12 August 2016)

NOMA, a joint venture between the Co-op and Hermes Investment Management, has appointed Russells Construction to refurbish a nine-storey office building in the centre of Manchester.

The contractor will rejuvenate Federation, one of the Co-op estate’s original developments, on Dantzic Street in Manchester city centre.

The NOMA neighbourhood comprises 20 acres of prime real estate between Manchester Victoria, the Northern Quarter and the central retail area.

The 70,000 sq ft building is set to become a business hub providing a creative workspace for emerging businesses.

Ground floor retail and leisure operators will cater for passers-by and the 5,000-strong work-force already working at NOMA.

Refurbishment work has already begun on bringing the early twentieth century structure back into use.

Russells has stripped out much of the internal fittings to create large open floorplates with neutral décor.

NOMA wants to provide future tenants with a blank canvas upon which to stamp their own identity.

New mechanical and electrical services, lifts and bathrooms are also being installed.

Careful attention is being placed on restoring windows, brick and stonework, as well as a stunning internal white glazed brick lightwell. This will allow the building to retain its original character.

Federation is located between Victoria Station and the Northern Quarter on a major pedestrian route between the two.

Its proximity to Manchester’s creative hub and its accessibility via the train and metrolink at Victoria and Shudehill, give the building huge appeal.

It has been part of the Co-operative portfolio since it was built and the Group operated its food sales business from there before staff relocated to the new One Angel Square, the flagship of the NOMA development.

Ben Tolhurst, Asset Manager, Hermes Investment Management, said: “Offering a truly blank canvas and the potential for collaborative working, Federation will cater for the city’s growing army of digital, tech and creative companies who are playing an increasingly influential role in Manchester’s local economy.”

David Pringle, Director of NOMA at The Co-op, said the rejuvenation of Federation House would be a significant moment in the wider NOMA regeneration.”

He said: “With the completion of the Sadler’s Yard public realm, attention turns to the refurbishment of the incredible buildings which surround that space, of which Federation is the first.

“Built more than 100 years ago, it housed a growing collective of pioneers who went on to lead the world in a new style of commerce that put the needs of people first.

“Now part of our city’s proud heritage, the building will once again meet the needs of a new generation of pioneers in digital, technology and creative business.”

Gareth Russell of Russells Construction said: “As with so many of these solid redbrick buildings, the structure remains in good shape and will benefit hugely from the restoration works.

“It will be great to see the building returned to its former glory by the end of the summer.”

MANCHESTER PLACE AND NOMA ANNOUNCE DEVELOPER FOR PRIME RESIDENTIAL PROJECT

(5 August 2016)

Manchester Place and The Co-op have appointed Far East Consortium International Ltd (FEC) to develop key sites close to Victoria Station.

The agreement will deliver more than 600 new homes as part of the NOMA neighbourhood and reinvigorate the historic Angel Meadow park.

Totalling 2.37 acres (0.96 hectares) across four individual sites the new homes will be for both sale and rent and will include a landmark tower.

FEC is a Hong Kong based international property development company which has delivered projects in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore as well as mainland China and Hong Kong.

It recently won planning consent for Alpha Square in London, a scheme that will deliver 700 apartments, a new school and new health hub, hotel and pocket square.

The Angel Meadow agreement was confirmed with a visit to Manchester by FEC managing director Chris Hoong, who met Manchester City Council leader, Sir Richard Leese, Manchester Place chief executive Paul Beardmore and David Pringle, director of NOMA at the Co-op.

The Regeneration Investment Organisation (RIO), part of the Department for International Trade, welcome this high profile investment from FEC, which follows on from early introductions made at MIPIM UK last year.

Mr Hoong, Managing Director at Far East Consortium said: “This is one of the most exciting residential opportunities not just in Manchester but in the UK right now and we are very proud and excited to be working with NOMA and the city council.

“We have assembled a team with the skills to deliver a new neighbourhood of international caliber and we would like this to be the start of a long relationship with the city.

“We have the knowledge and expertise to develop and deliver multi-billion mixed use landmark schemes and we believe Angel Meadow will be another successful addition to our international portfolio.”

David Pringle, director of NOMA at The Co-op, said: “This is a great step forward for the second phase of residential development at NOMA.

“The Angel Meadow sites have the potential to redefine city centre living with the added benefit of being situated around a reinvigorated green park.

“With Moda Living’s Angel Gardens scheme also on site this year, NOMA will be providing an outstanding residential offer that supports our plans already underway to create a truly mixed use neighbourhood.”

NOMA is a key city centre location and the Angel Meadow plots mark the first phase of the Northern Gateway, a sweep of land from Victoria station north taking in New Cross, The Irk Valley and Collyhurst which in total has the potential for a new neighbourhood of 7,000 homes supported by social infrastructure.

It has been identified by Manchester Place as one of the major residential growth areas for the city. Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese welcomed FEC to the city and said: “This is exciting and positive news and we look forward to working with FEC to create new places to live.

“Manchester continues to grow at pace and we need more high quality homes to sustain that growth.

“This is an important site, close to good transport links, that will help unlock the further residential potential of the Irk Valley and wider Northern Gateway.

“I look forward to seeing detailed plans for homes for sale and rent and improved public realm around Angel Meadow itself.”

Paul Beardmore, chief executive of Manchester Place said: “This announcement demonstrates the value of Manchester Place in being able to bring together international investors, the City Council and land owners in the city in order to broker a significant residential investment and we are pleased to see it come to fruition.”

SADLER’S YARD SUMMER JAM – SATURDAY 6th AUGUST

(4 August 2016)

Sadler’s Yard is bringing a FREE full day festival, jam packed with live music from Stealing Sheep, Napoleon and many more plus DJ sets from Dutch Uncles and SMS this Saturday 12 – 10 with various food offerings and beer from Portable Street Beer House.

PEDAL POWERED PICNIC – 2 JULY 2016

(2 July 2016)

On Saturday 2nd July, NOMA will host the Pedal Powered Picnic in Sadler’s Yard (12pm-8pm). Featuring street food, craft ale tastings, DJs, live music, craft workshops, art and food stalls and a vintage bicycle market.

MANCHESTER HISTORIES FESTIVAL: A LIGHT-HEARTED LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF JAMES SADLER – 4 JUNE 2016

(27 May 2016)

On Saturday 4th June, Sadler’s Yard will be filled with nostalgia as GRUB return with a ‘Blast from the Past’. Alongside the usual high standard of local food, drink and music there will be vintage stalls and craft as well as a free historical wine tasting from Reserve Wines.

We’re also lucky enough to have Richard O. Smith join us to perform his comedy show, ‘The Man with His Head in the Clouds’. The show is a light-hearted look at the history of James Sadler, the renowned balloonist and Sadler’s Yard namesake. ‘The Man with His Head in the Clouds’ will be performed twice, once at 12pm and at 3pm. Places are limited so, to book your free ticket, please click here and here for more information.

Saturday 4th June / Sadler’s Yard / 12-8pm / @SadlersYard / @GRUBMcr / @NOMA_Mcr

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GRUB MAY CARNIVAL

(4 May 2016)

Say hello to Manchester’s newest food event! This Saturday (7 May 2016) at 12:00. Please see https://www.facebook.com/events/1071162972943281/ for more information.

WORKSHOPS: BATCH 2

(4 February 2016)

Please see http://www.thepilcrowpub.com/batch2thefuture/ for more information.

NEW SQUARE NAMED AFTER ‘FIRST ENGLISHMAN TO FLY’ OPENS NEW PATH TO MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE

(2 December 2015)

The first public square to be established in Manchester this century will be officially opened tomorrow (3 December) by Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council.

Sadler’s Yard, the new public space at the heart of NOMA, has been created between the iconic CIS Tower, New Century House and Hanover opposite Victoria Station.

The new realm opens up previously closed-off walkways through the city and is the first new public space to be opened in the centre since Exchange Square was reopened 19 years ago.

Named after, and inspired by James Sadler, a balloonist, chemist and pastry chef who made the first manned balloon flight from Manchester in 1785, it aims to celebrate the spirit of innovation that runs through Manchester’s history.

Sadler’s Yard is also one of the first public spaces in Britain to be named through an online crowd-sourcing initiative after members of the public were invited to suggest names for the site via social media.

The opening kicks off a number of events at Sadler’s Yard, including The Grub Food Fair, which takes place on Saturday 5 December, 12-8pm.

David Pringle, Director of NOMA at The Co-operative Group, said: “Sadler’s Yard is the public heart of the NOMA neighbourhood and will sit at the centre of a range of beautifully restored heritage buildings and newly created office, retail and leisure space.

“It will change the way people move around this part of the city centre – opening up the streets and forming a gateway through NOMA. It will also forge great links for the Northern Gateway regeneration plans taking shape in the Lower Irk Valley, New Cross and Collihurst.

“It’s a new city space with an old city feel, and we hope the people of Manchester enjoy spending time here.”

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “High quality public realm spaces, that are versatile and attractive, and that can bring people and communities together, are crucial in any modern city. As Manchester grew, there was little public space available for residents, and so it is with great celebration that we can now unveil this new square.”

“Sadler’s Yard will be a true refuge in the heart of the city – providing a new walk-way through the city and a backdrop to some of the incredible development and restoration work planned across NOMA’s 20 acre site – and I hope the space becomes a gateway for residents coming from the north of the city.”

Ben Tolhurst, Asset Manager at Hermes Investment Management, said: “With Sadler’s Yard, we’re not just creating premium public realm for the community to enjoy, we’re looking to unlock a new route through the city centre, which can enhance value for locals, business and people coming to live here.”

The new city square is being delivered by NOMA and Manchester City Council and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund. It has been designed by landscape architects Planit-IE, and constructed by The Casey Group.

PLANS APPROVED FOR 2 & 3 ANGEL SQUARE

(18 November 2015)

Manchester City Council’s Planning Committee have approved the latest phase of development at NOMA. The office development will be known as 2 & 3 Angel Square. The latest phase of development will comprise two new Grade A commercial office buildings adjacent to The Co- operative support centre, One Angel Square.

David Pringle, director of NOMA at The Co-operative Group, said: “This is another boost for NOMA and for Manchester. There is a growing need for large floorplate office space which can effectively support the needs of businesses who want to interact and have groups of people together on one floor. We’re excited to be bringing 2 & 3 Angel Square forward and thank the City Council for their ongoing support.”

For more information about the proposals, click here.

Plans Approved for 2 & 3 Angel Square

ENSURING SAFETY AFTER THE FIRE AT HANOVER BUILDING

(14 October 2015)

We are working closely with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and our on-site team to ensure we can gain access to the building as soon and as safely as possible.

Our priority is to ensure the safety of people in the area. As a precaution some roads and transport links have been closed by the local council while contractors, under the supervision of the fire service, make safety checks.

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