Manchester Central Convention Complex offers an award-winning combination of conference and exhibition facilities that form a unique convention offering right in the heart of one of Europe’s most dynamic and exciting cities.
The complex boasts a wide spectrum of flexible halls and conference suites with space for exhibitions ranging from 1,950m2 to 10,350m2, accommodation for upto 9,000 theatre style as well as state-of-the-art meeting facilities for 40-4,000, including a professional and luxurious 804-seat auditorium. The versatility of these facilities enables Manchester Central to host a unique mix of events from high profile, large-scale international and national conferences to trade and public exhibitions, gala banquets, sporting competitions and concerts. This versatility, combined with the enviable location, easily accessible from all major UK transport links, ensures that Manchester Central is a highly attractive venue for organisers, delegates and visitors, both nationally and internationally.
Manchester is at the heart of the Northwest’s motorway network with easy access from all directions onto the M60, the city’s orbital motorway. Once on the M60 exit at Junction 12 and join the M602 signposted towards the city centre. Follow the A57 straight on from the end of the M602 passing under a railway bridge before taking the left hand exit to merge onto the A56 Bridgewater Way. Turn right onto Whitworth Street West at Deansgate station and then turn left onto Albion Street. The entrance to the Manchester Central Car Park is through the next set of traffic lights on the left, opposite The Bridgewater Hall.
If you are using sat nav, type in M2 3GX which will take you to the car park at Manchester Central.
The extensive Metrolink tram service covers the city centre and areas of Greater Manchester. For information on routes and timetables, please visit the Metrolink website: www.metrolink.co.uk
Manchester has direct rail connections to all major UK cities – London is just over two hours away by train. Services come into the city at either Piccadilly or Victoria station, both of which connect to Manchester’s Metrolink light-rail system which provides easy access to all parts of the city centre. Take the Metrolink from either Piccadilly or Victoria (in the Altrincham or Eccles direction) and alight at St Peter’s Square, which is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Central. You can also take advantage of the free Metroshuttle bus that travels between the two stations across the city centre.
Manchester airport is 9 miles (14.5km) outside the city centre, taking approximately 25 minutes by taxi, or alternatively there is a direct half-hourly express rail service to the city centre that takes approximately 20 minutes.