EventCity

EventCity
Address Phoenix Way, Barton Dock Road, Manchester, M41 7TB
Location Trafford Park, Greater Manchester
Coordinates 53°27′56″N 2°20′20″W / 53.46551°N 2.33895°W / 53.46551; -2.33895Coordinates: 53°27′56″N 2°20′20″W / 53.46551°N 2.33895°W / 53.46551; -2.33895
Owner Peel Group
Built 1995 (as factory)
Opened 2011
Former names
Museum of Museums
Enclosed space
  Total space 28,000 m²
Website
Official website

EventCity is an exhibition centre on Barton Dock Road close to the Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester, England. It opened in 2011 and is the 2nd largest exhibition space in the United Kingdom outside London,[1] with over 28,000 square metres (300,000 sq ft) of space in four halls.[2]

EventCity lies on the edge of the Trafford Park industrial area, adjacent to the retail/leisure Barton Square development and close to the Trafford Centre. It is close to Junction 9 of the M60 motorway. The proposed EventCity Metrolink station, if built, will be close to EventCity.

History

The building was built in 1995 as a factory for Manchester Tobacco. Peel Group subsequently acquired the building from them and leased it to Argos who used the building as a warehouse. Once the lease expired, the building became the Museum of Museums from October 2010 to January 2011,[3] when it was converted to its current use.[4]

Events

EventCity has hosted events including the Caravan and Motorhome Show 2012,[5] the Manchester auditions for The X Factor[2] and the Women's Weekly's Creative Stitchcraft and Hobbycrafts Show.[6]

EventCity also hosts a series of corporate Christmas parties throughout December every year.[7]

References

  1. "EventCity.co.uk". eventcity.co.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  2. 1 2 "EventCity Limited, Manchester". Venuefinder.com. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  3. 16 Jan 2011 Updated 11:22, 18 Jan 2013. "Trafford Centre museum attraction to close, but Egyptian exhibition to stay". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  4. EventCity - The former tobacco factory is now a breath of fresh air - Manchester Evening News
  5. "The Caravan & Motorhome Show 2012 'beyond expectations'". Caravan & Motorhome Show. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  6. "Women's Weekly Live: The Creative Stichcraft and Hobbycrafts Show". ICHF events. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  7. Manchester Christmas Parties
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