CityCo Event & Meeting Spaces

Opening 21st June

Book Now for 50% OFF room hire fees, between 21st June – 30th September

roomhire@cityco.com

Lloyds House

CityCo’s Event & Meeting Spaces are set in a beautiful heritage building and we can cater for a range of events. Whether for a video conference, away-day, seminar, training session, meeting, presentation or photoshoot, bring your colleagues to a 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 & 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’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 at the moment, 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
  • 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.

Spaces for Hire

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 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
2-70 people

Hire Fee

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

*Book Now for 50% OFF room hire fees, between 21st June – 30th September*



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
2-12 people

Hire Fee

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

*Minimum 2 hour booking

*Book Now for 50% OFF room hire fees, between 21st June – 30th September*



The Sorting Room

An airy, 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.

180 sq. ft
2-10 people

Hire Fee

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

*Minimum 2 hour booking

*Book Now for 50% OFF room hire fees, between 21st June – 30th September*



Prices Include:

Natural daylight and high ceilings
Original heritage features
Free WiFi
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
Flip charts with pens and pads
Meeting stationery
Break-out space subject to availability

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.

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
Nearest Car Parks: Bridge Street, Chinatown, King Street West, Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester Central. Find availability at ncp.co.uk
Nearest Cycle Hub (secure bike storage): Piccadilly Gardens

Transport for Greater Manchester Travel Planner

We’re Here to Help

Talk to our Event Venue Coordinator Erica Roberts 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.