Developer MEPC aims to set a new city benchmark for sustainability, wellbeing and smart connectivity with the next phase of its northern gateway regeneration scheme.
The planned buildings – 2 and 3 Angel Square – have been designed by architect Cartwright Pickard and will complement the landmark 1 Angel Square, and 4 Angel Square, which is due to be completed in early 2023.
Work is due to start following completion of 4 Angel Square.
Standing 14 storeys in height, 2 Angel Square will deliver 197,926 sq ft of office space and a further 17,200 sq ft of potential commercial space on the top floor while 3 Angel Square will be 13 storeys, delivering 241,531 sq ft of Grade A office space and 22,690 sq ft of commercial space.
Planned to be net zero carbon operational energy, the building design is targeting BREEAM Outstanding and a five-star NABERS rating.
Other features include: a potential rooftop restaurant, garden terraces including a water feature, a piano nobile terrace overlooking Angel Square and lower and upper ground floor commercial retail uses.
Dan Hyde, Development Director at MEPC, said: “This is a fantastic step forward for NOMA and a huge vote of confidence in our vision for a people-focused city centre neighbourhood which celebrates Manchester’s rich heritage while embracing innovation and sustainability.
“We are now ready to move forward with our ambitious plans to provide sector-leading sustainability credentials in Grade A office space that’s truly environmentally friendly for today and tomorrow.”