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The Geoffrey Manton Building

  Number of
Lecture Theatres
Min/Max capacity Number of
meeting rooms
Min/Max capacity Hospitality areas Exhibition IT training suites WiFi High speed
internet access
Lower Floor 2 220 - 280      
Ground Floor 8 100 - 130      
First Floor                  
Second Floor 2 60 12 30 - 40      
Third Floor 7 60 14 30      
Fourth Floor              

The Geoffrey Manton Building is situated on the Manchester Campus and it is suitable for many types of events particularly large conferences.

Just off the Oxford Road, the main entrance leads directly onto a generous reception area and the atrium.

The main highlight of the building is the impressive central atrium. This is ideal for exhibitions, refreshments and networking receptions and is often used as the key space for large events. Seven tiered lecture theatres are arranged directly around the atrium.

Two large plenary lecture theatres are down a short flight of stairs. This lower floor area is also large enough for additional exhibition or hospitality space.

Numerous meeting rooms perfect for breakout rooms are situated on upper floors.

Access is easy either by a modern central staircase or lifts to all areas from the reception area.

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Key Features

  • Impressive central atrium
  • Generous networking area
  • Theatres up to 280
  • Multiple meeting rooms
  • 380 sqm exhibition space