The Manchester Meeting Place, which was formerly called Staff House Conference Centre, is part of The University of Manchester. The venue is easily accessible both by train and car and is centrally located approximately 5 minutes' walk from Piccadilly Station and 10 minutes' walk from Oxford Road Station.
The venue is slightly closer to Piccadilly Station, but is roughly halfway between Piccadilly and Oxford Road Stations, about a 10 minute walk from Oxford Road and 5 minutes from Picadilly.
After leaving your train, get into the main concourse and head for the escalators towards the left of the concourse. (DO NOT GO OUT OF THE MAIN EXIT towards the right of the concourse!) Follow the signs (marked taxis/Fairfield Street). Go down the escalator and out through the small, side exit to the corner of Fairfield and London Road. Cross London Road, then turn left and walk down London Road under the railway viaduct. Turn right immediately after the railway viaduct onto Altrincham Street. You will soon see the Barnes Wallis Building on your left, and a little further on turn left down a set of steps onto a paved area. Walk about 25m and you'll see the Manchester Meeting Place building on your left. Enter the glass doors and go up the steps to the second floor.
If you are staying at the Ibis Hotel on Charles Street, Altrincham Street leads into Charles Street. You will see the NCP on your right, and just past that is the Ibis on the left.
At the bottom of the station approach, cross over Oxford Road and turn right into Whitworth Street (to the right of the Palace Theatre). At the second set of traffic lights, turn right into Sackville Street. The Pendulum Hotel is on the right-hand side of the street, just past Charles Street. Manchester Meeting Place is on the left, across the road from the Pendulum Hotel. Walk through the paved area, past the lawn, and the building facing you is Manchester Meeting Place main building. The Reception office is on the left of the building
Take the Metrolink to Piccadilly Station. Exit from the station and follow directions from Piccadilly Station, crossing London Road etc
We suggest that you travel to the venue by train, but if you prefer to drive there is a multi-storey car park in Charles Street, just around the corner from the venue. The postcode for the car park is M1 3BB.
There is a multi-storey carpark in Charles Street, just around the corner from the venue.The charges in the carpark are: £8 for up to 10 hours, and £10 for up to 24 hours. The pay machine in the carpark does not give change for notes, so make sure you have enough coins with you.
After leaving the carpark, turn left down Charles Street, then right into Sackville Street. The Pendulum Hotel is on your right. Cross Sackville Street, and walk across the paved area. The building in front of you is Manchester Meeting Place.
There will be notices on the glass doors of Manchester Meeting Place telling you which floor the workshop will be on. Go into the entrance and up the stairs. Our reception table is usually on the landing of the second floor. Our receptionist will register you and show you where the refreshments are.