Hanover House in NOMA following extensive refurbishment.

New Office Space at NOMA

Manchester is now one of the best performing regional cities in Europe, with a growing financial and professional services sector.

National and multinational organisations are increasingly looking to locate to the city to benefit from its strategic location, creativity and talent pool, as well as the excellent quality of life the city offers.

There is strong demand for office space in the city, particularly for modern and sustainable work spaces, but the building of top quality new offices is not keeping pace with this demand. NOMA is ideally placed to cater for this demand for new and flexible work spaces.

Hanover House in NOMA following extensive refurbishment.

One Angel Square

Named one of the world’s most sustainable buildings after achieving an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating, a gold standard for positive environmental impact that is rarely awarded, One Angel Square is home to the Co-op’s national headquarters. The building’s distinctive design has made it a landmark within Manchester, and its completion marked a key part in the start of the NOMA journey.


2 & 3 Angel Square

In November 2015, planning permission was granted at 2 & 3 Angel Square for two office buildings with commercial units at street level and public realm. After some changes to the design, the revised scheme was approved in 2020.

A lot’s changed since we last consulted on our proposals for this site before the pandemic. We’ve updated our proposals for office development to take account of the new economic context and to place this area at the forefront of sustainable urban development. Our aim is for 2 & 3 Angel Square to be ‘next generation’ buildings in terms of sustainability and net zero carbon.

We’ve also developed the design of the buildings to better connect with the public space surrounding them, reimagining Angel Square and providing additional ways for people to come and enjoy spending time here.

Our consultation on these updated proposals for 2 & 3 Angel Square will be open until Thursday 26 May. You’ll find more information on the ‘Have Your Say’ page of this website.

4 Angel Square

Proposals have been approved for brand new office and amenity space on the corner of Corporation Street and Miller Street at NOMA. The scheme will deliver a prominent new building at this gateway location to the NOMA estate.

The new building will be known as 4 Angel Square.

We carried out a pre-application consultation ahead of the submission of the planning application.

1 NOMA 4 Angel Square External View


Hanover, formerly Hanover House, is a Grade II listed former drapery warehouse that has been transformed into 90,000 sq. ft. of premium office space with 18,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail and leisure space.

Located directly opposite Manchester Victoria station, which has enjoyed £44 million of investment and is emerging as a new regional transport hub, Hanover is now home to the first Amazon UK headquarters outside of London and will host around 600 highly skilled tech workers.


Federation is a 70,000 sq. ft. former drapery warehouse like Hanover. The building’s refurbishment was completed in Spring 2017 and the building is home to a mix of tech and creative businesses, like Thoughtworks and Footasylum with space available to let.



Dantzic, a Grade II listed building, has been stripped back to provide loft-style workspace designed to appeal to the quickly expanding number of creative companies in Manchester.

The period building offers 45,000 sq. ft. of contemporary office space across seven floors.

Dantzic is home to global architecture firm IBI Group and a collection of small BCorp start ups.



Redfern, Grade II listed former warehouse and office block dating back to the 1940s, is the latest heritage building in the NOMA historic estate to be redeveloped into a contemporary workspace. Famous for its redbrick façade, Redfern is widely regarded as a Dutch Modernist landmark.

Now complete Redfern has created over 45,000 sq. ft. of Grade A modern office space spread over six floors as well as 7,600 sq. ft. of mixed retail and leisure space split across three ground-floor units. The office space has been let to the Ministry of Justice who have created a new flagship facility for operations and probation services since moving in March 2021.


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