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Manchester Convention Centre

Convention Centre in northwest England, UK – former G-Mex Building

1 May 2011

Manchester Conference Centre

Dates built: 1982-86

Renamed as Manchester Central Convention Complex

Redevelopment of former Central Station, built in 1876

Manchester Central main hall area: 10,350 sqm

Address: G-Mex Centre, Windmill Street, Manchester

Contact: 0161 834 2700

GMEX – Conference Centre from east:
Manchester Convention Centre Manchester GMEX GMEX Building
photos © Adrian Welch

The Manchester Convention Centre has hosted numerous conferences, concerts, exhibitions and sporting events.

It was built on the site of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

Manchester Central Convention Complex (commonly known as Manchester Central) is an exhibition and conference centre converted from the former Manchester Central railway station in Manchester, England. The building has a distinctive arched roof with a 64-metre span – the second-largest railway station roof span in the United Kingdom. It was granted Grade II* listed building status in 1963.

After 89 years as a railway terminus, it closed to passengers in May 1969. It was renovated as an exhibition centre (formerly known as the G-Mex Centre) in 1982. The building was Manchester’s primary music concert venue until the construction of the Manchester Arena. After renovation the venue reverted to its former name Manchester Central in 2007.

Additional building built adjacent to the G-Mex on the west side:

Manchester International Convention Centre – MICC
Dates built: 1998-2001

The buildings above are not to be consued with the ‘Manchester Conference Centre’:

The Manchester Conference Centre is a conference centre in Manchester, north west England, UK. It used to be owned and managed by the Opal Property Group, which has several locations, distributed over the campus of Manchester University. As the Weston Building it was originally built, owned and operated by UMIST.

When it was built in 1992, British universities had already become established in the conference market, providing large-scale facilities for conferences during university vacation down-time, and bringing in cash to help bridge the funding gap. The Manchester Conference Centre was built to appeal to the corporate market; the architecture is very modern, and all of its facilities are cutting-edge.

Location: Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX, Northwest England, UK

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Website: www.manchestercentral.co.uk