Unique Meeting Rooms for Hire at CityCo

16th Dec 2019

CityCo and Manchester BID’s event space on the corner of Albert Square offers a range of impressive meeting rooms to host your corporate events.

We can cater for a range of meetings and events from 2 – 60. Whether it’s for a small conference, seminar or training, meeting, pitch or presentation, celebration or away-day, art exhibition or photo-shoot, bring your colleagues to a heritage venue and event space in the heart of Manchester.

The meeting rooms are on the top floor of Lloyd’s House. The heritage building has a fascinating and unique history; designed by the architectural practice of Speakman & Charlesworth in 1867 the site was originally for the ‘Manchester Shipping Office and Packing Company Ltd’ and was the city’s first purpose-built packing warehouse. When the Manchester cotton trade was enjoying its last boom, the firm built some of the largest and most ambitious warehouses in Manchester. It owned and administered merchants warerooms and office space – and supplied labour, machinery and space for loading, unloading, storing and packing within the same building.

We look forward to welcoming you to a unique Mancunian venue.

Do pop in for a viewing to see the rooms and their beauty first-hand. Just email roomhire@cityco.com to book a tour.

Our catering is offered by Manchester’s famous Albert Square Chop House.

The Shipping Office

A large, stunning event space and meeting room with heritage features, original pitched ceiling and bay window overlooking Manchester Town Hall.

The Cotton Room

An impressive board-style meeting room with heritage features.

The Sorting Room

A stunning meeting room with heritage features.


The Shipping Office

Full Day: £800 + VAT
Half Day: £475 + VAT
10% discount for CityCo and BID Members.

The Cotton Room

Full Day: £350 + VAT
Half Day: £175 + VAT
Hourly Rate: £50 + VAT*
*Minimum 2 hour booking
10% discount for CityCo and BID Members.

The Sorting Room

Full Day: £250 + VAT
Half Day: £125 + VAT
Hourly Rate: £35 + VAT*
*Minimum 2 hour booking
10% discount for CityCo and Manchester BID Members.

Prices Include

  • Natural daylight to all rooms
  • High Ceilings
  • Event furniture with flexible layout
  • High-spec AV equipment
  • Free Wifi
  • Conference calling facilities
  • Filtered water
  • Meeting stationery
  • Break-out spaces (subject to availability)


Hours for room hire

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

We’re here to help

Talk to us about your needs and arrangements, bespoke requests and special rates.

Find us

CityCo & Manchester BID
Top Floor, Lloyds 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
Nearest Cycle Hub (secure bike storage): Piccadilly Gardens

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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 foldable wheelchair to help 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 in any way we can.