view of the skylight glass ceiling at One Angel Square straight up

 Atrium at One Angel Square     One Angel exterior

Skylight glass ceiling side view

Push and kick plates with vision panel      Door Closers

Atrium stairs within One Angel Square



One Angel Square

The new headquarters for the Co-operative Group in Manchester was a £100 million scheme, which is integral to the transformation of the city centre, in an area known as NOMA. Striving to be a highly sustainable building and upon completion the Co-operative group building will be the highest scoring BREEAM (as ‘Outstanding’) office in the UK.

From its outset the scheme was to be a truly unique egalitarian development synonymous with the key values of the client, clearly visible in the end product: the "Beehive" .

The architect, 3D Reid, selected Allgood to become involved in the very early stages of design to ensure that the ironmongery specification was in sync with the highly flexible internal workings of the scheme and was a comfortable fit with financial expectations. Allied with the architect’s vision was the critical detail of the internal acoustic cladding that covers the cavernous atrium area. Working in close collaboration with the design team, the lead contractor and the specialist sub-contractors within very tough financial constraints the ironmongery solution is understated, yet robust and durable to suit the high demands of product performance.

Having worked with the various parties on the ironmongery for the main joinery areas, Allgood were also asked to supply to the specialist wet areas as well as a range of access control locking devices. These locking devices covered a range of sensitive front of house areas of the scheme, as well as the hard working back of house areas. The locking devices also needed to be carefully and sensitively integrated into other specialist areas such as; acoustically clad doors, frameless glass doors and aluminium framed glass doors.

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