By applying the values and principals that underpin The Co-operative Group with a keen commercial outlook, this ambitious new scheme will create a new high quality, market leading responsibly developed commercial district that will be defined not only by its commercial success but also by its environmental and social benefits. NOMA represents a scheme of firsts:
- It will generate all of its own power, with a renewable energy centre providing for all of its needs through a smart grid.
- It will be integrated into the existing transport network, with tram, rail, bus and road connections all immediately adjacent to the site.
- By respecting the Co-operative Group's own heritage buildings and the industrial legacy of Arkwright's historic mill and the history of the site itself, NOMA will provide a reminder of the city's deeply established role as a place of global innovation.
- The commitment that the Group has shown to promoting apprenticeships, skills and training through its new head office build programme will continue through the development of the whole Masterplan.