Room Hire at Lloyd’s House

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

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.

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.

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

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

Book a Viewing

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




The Shipping Office
1,130 sq. ft
2-60 pp

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.

Prices

Full Day: £800 + VAT
Half Day: £400 + VAT
10% discount for CityCo and BID Members.
10% charity discount. 

The Cotton Room
280 sq. ft
12 pp

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.

Prices

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

The Sorting Room
190 sq. ft
10 pp

A light, comfortable room on the top floor of Lloyd’s House, with special heritage aspects from the 1867 cotton warehouse including a feature window, wooden floor and original WW2 bomb-blast steel door. All combined with contemporary furniture, lighting and top-spec AV equipment.

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

Prices Include

  • Natural daylight
  • Original heritage features
  • Free WiFi
  • Desktop computer (The Shipping Office)
  • Projector and wall screen (The Shipping Office)
  • High-spec PA system (The Shipping Office)
  • TV screen (The Cotton Room and The Sorting Room)
  • Roving/table-top microphones
  • Presentation clicker
  • Conference calling
  • 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 a full day room hire  or £2.25 pp + VAT for half day hire.

For food, we have a range of delicious options provided by Manchester’s famous Albert Square Chop House.

Breakfast (£7.50 + VAT)
Bronze (£12.00 + VAT)
Silver (£15.00 + VAT)
Gold (£19.00 + VAT)

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

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

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We’re here to help

Talk to our Events Team, Erica Roberts and Anna Mullarkey, to discuss arrangements.

roomhire@cityco.com
0161 838 3250

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 in any way we can.