CityCo Event & Meeting Spaces

Unique Rooms in the Heart of Manchester

Don’t have an office? Need light and airy meetings spaces?

*Book NOW for 30% OFF Room Hire fees until end December 2021*

roomhire@cityco.com
0161 838 3250

Lloyds House

CityCo is Manchester’s City Centre Management Company. Our Event & Meeting Spaces are set in a beautiful heritage building and we can cater for a range of events.

Whether for an away-day or presentation, interviews and training sessions, a conference, online meeting, or photoshoot – bring your colleagues to a stunning and unique venue.

The Shipping Office, Cotton Room and Sorting Room are on the top floor of Lloyd’s House and overlook Manchester’s iconic Town Hall. The redbrick building has a fascinating history. Designed by the architectural practice of Speakman and Charlesworth in 1867, the site was originally the home of the ‘Manchester Shipping Office and Packing Company Ltd.’ and was the city’s first purpose-built cotton warehouse.

When the Manchester cotton trade was enjoying its last boom, the firm built some of the largest and most ambitious warehouses in Manchester. The company owned and administered merchants’ warerooms and office space, and supplied labour, machinery, and space for loading, unloading, storing, and packing cotton within the same building.

We look forward to welcoming you to our truly Mancunian venue.



We’re Good to Go

Our top priority is to make sure our clients’ day goes smoothly and enjoyably. We understand that the health and well-being of guests is paramount, and we will continue to ensure the venue is a safe place to visit.

We operate with:

  • Fully prepared risk assessments to comply with hygiene and safety
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes before, during and after events including touch points, surfaces, and equipment
  • Hand sanitiser stations and disposable face masks if required
  • Natural ventilation
  • Flexible room layouts to suit social distancing needs
  • Clear signage
  • Dedicated event coordinator on the day
  • Post-booking ‘use of space’ guidance for all clients

In compliance with the above we have been certified ‘Good to Go’ by Visit Britain, demonstrating CityCo is a venue that meets government and industry guidelines.

A Few Words from our Clients

“I just wanted to thank you for your very warm welcome to Lloyds House. I was very impressed to see a welcome sign for my guests, and the room and facilities were first class. You made our short stay very welcoming. Booking the rooms was very easy, from enquiry through to implementation. I’ll definitely be back when I have more city centre meetings in the future. I think we’ve found a gem of a place.” Paul Linfield, Strategem

The Shipping Office

A large, impressive space on the top floor of Lloyd’s House with original heritage features from the 1867 cotton warehouse; including high pitched ceiling, fireplace, exposed brick walls, wooden floor and a beautiful bay-window overlooking Manchester Town Hall. All combined with contemporary furniture, lighting, and top-spec AV equipment.

1,130 sq. ft
2-60 people (social distancing layout on request)

Hire Fees

Full Day: £800 + VAT
Half Day: £400 + VAT

*Minimum 2-hour booking



The Cotton Room

A stylish, welcoming room on the top floor of Lloyd’s House, with notable historic elements from the 1867 cotton warehouse including pitched ceiling, exposed brick walls, metalwork, and wooden floor. All combined with contemporary furniture, lighting, and top-spec AV equipment.

280 sq. ft (social distancing layout on request)
2-12 people

Hire Fees

Full Day: £350 + VAT
Half Day: £175 + VAT
Hourly Rate: £50 + VAT*

*Minimum 2-hour booking



The Sorting Room

An airy, welcoming room on the top floor of Lloyd’s House, with notable historic elements from the 1867 cotton warehouse. All combined with contemporary furniture, lighting, and top-spec AV equipment.

180 sq. ft
2-10 people (social distancing layout on request)

Hire Fees

Full Day: £250 + VAT
Half Day: £125 + VAT
Hourly Rate: £50 + VAT*

*Minimum 2-hour booking



Prices Include:

Light and Airy Environment

  • Natural daylight and high ceilings
  • Original heritage features
  • Break-out spaces (subject to availability)

AV Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laptop (subject to availability)
  • High-spec PA system (The Shipping Office)
  • Desktop computer (The Shipping Office)
  • Projector and wall screen (The Shipping Office)
  • WebCams (The Shipping Office & The Cotton Room)
  • TV screen (The Cotton Room)
  • Roving/table-top microphones
  • Presentation clicker
  • Video Conference facilities

Accessories

  • Flip charts with pens and pads
  • Meeting stationery

Extras

We would be delighted to offer guests a range of extra meeting set-up facilities, at additional cost. These might include:

  • Bespoke Table Linen
  • Podium Tables
  • Extra Furniture
  • Staging
  • Lapel Microphones
  • Additional TV Screens
  • AV Technician

Hybrid Services

We offer hybrid AV packages that allow combined digital conferencing with in-person meetings. Please talk to us to discuss arrangements.

Catering

We offer our guests unlimited filtered water, tea, coffee, and biscuits for £3.75pp + VAT for full day room hire, or £2.25 pp + VAT for half day.

To discuss food arrangements, please talk to us about options.

Hire Hours

Full Day: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Half Day: 8.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Or talk to us about more flexible timings to suit your day.

How to Use our Event Spaces

Document for Event Organisers

Find Us

Google Map: CityCo & Manchester BID
Top Floor, Lloyd’s House
22 Lloyd Street
Manchester, M2 5WA

Nearest Train Stations: Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road, Salford Central
Nearest Tram Stops: St Peter’s Square, Deansgate Castlefield, Market Street, Piccadilly
Nearest Car Parks (APCOA): Bridge Street, Chinatown, King Street West, Piccadilly, Printworks. Website: apcoa.co.uk
Nearest Car Parks (NCP): Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester Central. Website: ncp.co.uk
Nearest Cycle Hub (secure bike storage): Piccadilly Gardens (CityTower)
Manchester Airport Distance: 8.5 miles

Transport for Greater Manchester Travel Planner

We’re Here to Help

Talk to CityCo’s Event Venue Coordinator to discuss your arrangements.

roomhire@cityco.com

NB: Event Rooms Accessibility

CityCo’s Event and Meeting Spaces are on the top floor of Lloyds House. The heritage building is Grade-2 listed and although CityCo makes it a priority to be as accessible as possible, there are some restrictions due to the historic building. Disability access is at our 18 Lloyd Street entrance where we do have lift access, however not all wheelchairs fit in the lift. We have a mobile wheelchair ramp and folding wheelchair to assist. We also have an accessible toilet on the top floor. For those with mobility restrictions and/or for whom this may concern, please email roomhire@cityco.com and our staff will be happy to help and support.