A render of the NOMA site upon completion
|Alternative names||53ºN (brandmark)|
1 Angel Square (complete)
|Type||Office, hotel, residential, retail and leisure|
|Location||Manchester city centre, Manchester|
|Estimated completion||2029 (20 year regeneration project)|
|Owner||The Co-operative Estate|
|Roof||73 m (240 ft) - One Angel Square|
|Floor area||Total: 4,000,000 sq ft
Office: 1,500,000 sq ft
Refurbished: 1,000,000 sq ft
Residential: 1,000,000 sq ft
Retail: 300,000 sq ft
Hotel: 200,000 sq ft
|Design and construction|
The Co-operative Group (50%)
Hermes Real Estate (50%)
NOMA is a £800m, 20 acre mixed-use redevelopment scheme in Manchester. It is the largest development project in the North West England ahead of developments such as MediaCityUK and Atlantic Gateway and overall is the largest development outside South East England.
NOMA focuses on revitalising and opening the northern area of Manchester city centre which has not undergone the redevelopment seen in other central areas of the city. The Co-operative Group, the company backing the scheme, have been based in the Manchester area since their inception in 1843 and hope the development will attract more companies to invest in Manchester as they have done and continue to do. The development involves the creation of 4,000,000 square feet of office, residential, retail, leisure and hotel space.
At the heart of the project, is the £100m One Angel Square building, which has been compared to a 'sliced egg' due to its distinctive shape and stands at 72m. The building opened in 2013. In April 2014, a joint venture contract was agreed between The Co-operative and Hermes Real Estate to allow the delivery of new phases.
Redevelopment of Hanover Building as a low-cost office space and reconstruction of City Buildings (which is currently in scaffolding) into a hotel are expected to commence in 2015. Future developments include a 106-metre residential tower, Angel Gardens, and a further office building, 3 Angel Square.
It was announced in March 2011 that the development would be referred to as NOMA, formed from a convergence of its global geographical location at 53º (used in its logo) North, and its local city location Manchester. Inspiration for the branding was taken from SOMA (South of Market) in San Francisco which has been redeveloped in the last three decades.
NOMA is situated in Manchester City Centre on a 20-acre site. NOMA will solidify The Co-operative Group's presence in the city. Objections have been raised over the relocation of the inner ring road which passes Angel Meadow.
One Angel Square
One Angel Square was the first phase of the NOMA redevelopment scheme and the new support centre for Co-operative Group employees. Construction work began in July 2010, involving 4,000 workers from 90 different companies. One Angel Square is rated 'outstanding' by BREEAM and achieved a score of 92.25. When the building was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in November 2013, One Angel Square was 'the most sustainable building in the world' 
Hanover Building on Corporation Street was built between 1905 and 1909 and is a Grade II listed building. NOMA plans to renovate it to provide upgraded office and retail space. Its stone and brick façade will receive an extensive makeover to show architectural details in greater detail.
New public realm
Construction began on the new public realm spac in January 2014. A 1960s building, Redfern Annexe, was demolished to create the new city centre square.
City Buildings and Hotel Indigo
The Hotel Indigo will be built at a cost of £26 million between the junction of the Victoria tram approach and Todd Street off Corporation Street. It will be 14 storeys high and circular in shape. The new hotel will incorporate the adjacent Grade II listed City Buildings. It is anticipated construction will start by the end of 2014.
New Century House
New Century House is a grade II listed building on the corner of Corporation Street and Miller Street. After Co-operative Group employees migrated to One Angel Square in 2013, office and kitchen space has been available to small-medium-sized businesses to rent. New Century House will be renovated but will remain as office space. New Century Hall, the grade II listed conference hall attached to New Century House was a music venue that hosted acts such as Jimmy Hendrix and Tina Turner in the 1960s and 1970s. New Century Hall has reopened for public use and will be renovated in 2014.
Federation House is the only ex-Co-operative building that is not listed. It is occupied by Castlefield Gallery providing art space for emerging talent.
Three Angel Square
Announced in March 2014, the concept building will have nine storeys totalling nearly 200,000 sq ft of flexible Grade A office space aimed at small to medium companies. It is anticipated that the building will be open by 2018.
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