Anglia Square

A 1960s shopping and office precinct in the northern part of Norwich’s city centre, Anglia Square’s retail offer is poor, and many of its buildings are empty.

A current redevelopment proposal replaces the current precinct with a new precinct consisting of a new shopping centre, 1,250homes and more than 1,500 car parking spaces in blocks of 6 to 12 storeys. At its centre is a 20 storey tower. Historic England objects to the proposals in view of their effect both on the immediate neighbourhood of Anglia Square and on the significance of Norwich’s City Centre Conservation Area and that of many of the historic buildings within it.

They commissioned Ash Sakula to develop an alternative approach to Anglia Square, showing how its redevelopment could complement and enhance its neighbourhood and the historic cityscape of Norwich.

595 homes
46 shops, cafés and restaurants
100 room hotel
8 screen cinema
48 studio workshops
a chapel
266 car parking spaces