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Queen opens 1 Angel Square and NOMA
14/11/2013

Queen opens 1 Angel Square and NOMA

Queen @ 1AS

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have visited Manchester to officially open the world's "greenest" office.

The royal party arrived at Manchester Piccadilly train station slightly late on the royal train, before travelling by car to One Angel Square.

A plaque was unveiled at the Co-operative's £100m 14-storey headquarters, which houses 3,500 staff.

The royal visit then continued to the Factory Youth Zone, in Harpurhey, to meet staff and members.

The visit marked the 150th anniversary of the Co-operative movement, which now employs 95,000 people in the UK.

The Queen receives a Mancunian welcome

The Queen pulled the cord opening the new headquarters to a round of applause before Prince Philip joked: "Back to work!"

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