Manchester Central Convention Centre
Windmill Street, Petersfield
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With its vaulted arches and station clock, the Sir John Fowler-designed Manchester Central is one of the city’s iconic buildings and a major events venue on the edge of the Oxford Road Corridor.
First opened in 1880 the former train station saw up to 400 trains a day pass through at its peak before closing in 1969. The building was reborn in 1986 as a convention centre and events space and has since been through numerous name changes and improvements along the way.
Manchester Central is a favoured choice to host major international conventions from the likes of Soccerex and is a regular choice for political party conventions. An adaptable venue it’s also welcomed some of the biggest names in world music as well as major television events.