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

The proposals for two brand new office-led developments at NOMA were given planning consent in 2015. Since then, office occupier demands have evolved. To bring the designs for the buildings up to date, the team are developing new proposals and submitted 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.

Known as 2 & 3 Angel Square, the scheme will deliver two new landmark office buildings on the currently vacant plots at the heart of the NOMA site – located in between the award-winning One Angel Square and the Angel Gardens residential development.

The proposals for the office buildings at 2 & 3 Angel Square are being developed in parallel. Although they will be physically separate buildings with their own distinctive identities, the NOMA team are developing the updated designs alongside each other. This is to ensure that the buildings complement each other and interact positively with the Angel Square public realm – the focal point for this part of the NOMA site.

Within these designs, as with other developments at NOMA, a key design priority is to ensure vibrancy at ground floor level and to improve the pedestrian experience.

To find out more, please visit the ‘Have Your Say’ page of this website and scroll down to the ‘Previous Consultations’ section.

2 Angel Square

A planning application for 2 Angel Square was submitted in Autumn 2019. You can find out more and ask questions about the scheme by getting in touch with us.

To read more about the plans for 2 Angel Square, please visit our Have Your Say page where there are more details about how to get in touch with the NOMA Engage team.


3 Angel Square

A planning application for 3 Angel Square was submitted in Autumn 2019. You can find out more and ask questions about the scheme by getting in touch with us.

To read more about the plans for 2 Angel Square, please visit our Have Your Say page where there are more details about how to get in touch with the NOMA Engage team.


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.



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 now fully let to Co-op Digital, which is creating an open community of digital businesses and innovators who share ethical values.



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.



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.

Once the redevelopment is completed, Redfern will offer over 50,000 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. Construction work started on-site in February 2019 after receiving planning permission in January 2019.


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