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One Angel Square, Northampton


Location Client Cost Size Completion
Northampton, UK Northamptonshire County Council £40m 22,000 sqm 2017

Project details

The entrance faces a newly created public square, and leads into a four storey atrium reception and street. The building is designed as two forms which enclose a central courtyard, with office space, informal meeting areas and touchdown areas grouped around it.

An abundance of natural light and good visual connectivity between the floors and quadrangle create a building that will allow both staff and visitors to experience a sense of wellbeing and help collaboration and sense of identity.

The predominantly glazed facades are clad with vertical copper fins, inspired by the traditional leather cutting lines for hand-made shoes, which control solar gain and create a colour and texture, particularly when viewed from acute angles down the streets and lanes around the site.

One Angel Square demonstrates a highly competent and elegant approach that showcases innovation in the workplace environment.

Judges RIBA Awards


  • relocate workforce from 12 separate building into one BREEAM Excellent headquarters
  • regenerate a historically important quarter of the town


  • One of the most significant regeneration developments in the town
  • RIBA East Midlands Award 2018

Integrated services

architecture, civil & structural engineering, building services engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, lighting design, acoustic consultant