New 1,100-seater auditorium for Manchester

Manchester’s draw as a conference destination is set for a boost with the construction of a 1,100-seater auditorium at The University of Manchester. Based a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, this flagship venue will comprise an 1,100-seat semi-circular auditorium able to divide into a 600- and a 400-seat theatre. The building will also house a number of seminar rooms plus restaurant and exhibition facilities. The cost of the venue is expected to exceed £60m and is expected to be completed by February 2008. Commenting on the arrival of the new building, The University of Manchester sales and marketing manager for conferences Richard Handscombe said: “This new facility is every inch a conference centre for the new Millennium. It is the largest venue of its kind in the city, and will keep Manchester on the top of the agenda for both associations and conference organisers”. He continued: “This development aims to provide outstandingly high standards and exceptional corporate ambience throughout. Conference and event organisers can rest assured that the first-class service and phenomenal facilities for which The University of Manchester is renowned will continue”.

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