Etc. Venues opens Manchester meetings space

Etc. Venues is to open its first Manchester training, meeting and conference space in October.

The bright eighth floor space is located at 11 Portland Street in Piccadilly. The 20,000sqft space is in a purpose-built, glass-clad space with adaptable LED lighting, free wifi throughout and 15 flexible rooms and a suite for up to 300 delegates.

Dominic James, Operations Head for etc. venue Manchester, says: “Opening 11 Portland St in Manchester Piccadilly is key to our mission to help event organisers create memorable meeting experiences for their staff and clients.

“We’ve always wanted to commit to inward investment in Manchester, and longstanding clients have been telling us for years that they want non-residential city centre spaces with natural daylight that are different, modern and well-connected.”

The venue will feature on-site dining, a bar and its own theatre kitchen. All day grazing and unlimited tea, coffee and snacks are part of the all-inclusive day delegate packages.

The new opening will be the group's 16th event space, with 14 in London and one in Birmingham.