Co-op headquarters

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Angel Square is an office building in Manchester, the buildings is the head office to the Co-operative Group. Its estimated to have cost around £105 million to construct and was sold on leaseback terms in 2013 to the Co-op. Angel Square is one of the most sustainable large buildings in Europe, it was built to a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, it is powered by biodiesel cogeneration plant using rapeseed oil to provide heat and electricity. The building also uses natural resources as it harvests rainwater, grey water recycling and waste heat recycling. 

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative

Co-operative group building

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative

Co-operative group building

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative

Co-operative group building

The building is 72.5 meters tall and has been said to resemble a ship, the building was designed by 3DReid, with construction starting in 2010 and finishing in March 2013, its estimated that over 4,000 workers from around 90 different companies worked on the building making it the largest building site outside of  South East England. The building can accommodate unto 4,000 members of staff and they will be encouraged to cycle or use public transport to get into work, so they have created 105 cycle stands for staff to use. 

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative

Interior of the atrium

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative

interior of 2 outer sections on the building

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative

Interior detail inside the building

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative

Interior of the atrium

Holyoake House is a building in the NOMA district in Manchester that was completed in 1911, it was built for the Co-operative Union in memory of George Holyoake, who served as president on the first day of the Co-operative Congress.

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative Holyoake House

Noma House

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative Holyoake House

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Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative Holyoake House

Noma House

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative Holyoake House

Noma House

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative Holyoake House

Hanover House exterior detail

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative Holyoake House

Hanover House exterior detail

Manchester Angel Square city centre co-operative Holyoake House

Holyoake House

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