Co-op creates construction buzz around Manchester with £800m NOMA plans
It’s been a good week for Manchester. Not only has it been announced that Manchester will be the first city to trial the government’s Green Deal project, but the Co-op have brought more good news with their plans to bring their headquarters to the city, and regenerate an area of the city.
The Co-op are already based in Manchester but have plans for a much bigger site in the city. The food chain is planning an £800 million scheme called NOMA. Which will transform 20 acres of Manchester City Centre to new offices and homes.
BAM Construct are in charge of delivering the project, which will 4 million square feet of office, retail, leisure and residential space built in the area. The project is expected to take between 10-15 years to complete and already has planning approval.
The new Co-op headquarters are set to do their bit for the planet as well, as the whole NOMA area will generate all of its own power with its own renewable energy centre.
This scheme by Co-op and BAM has the potential to create hundreds, if not thousands, of construction jobs in Manchester over the next decade, as a project of this magnitude will require plenty of contractors.
Have a look at the video showing what the NOMA scheme will look like:
Posted on March 14, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician jobs, plumbing, plumbing jobs, train4tradeskills and tagged co-op headquarters, co-op NOMA, construction jobs manchester, Cooperative, electrical jobs, green deal manchester, Manchester, Manchester City Centre, NOMA, plumbing jobs, t4ts, The Co-operative Group, train4tradeskills. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.