EventCity

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EventCity
EventCity Manchester (3).JPG
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 The 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 a large 28,000 sq metre exhibition and conference venue on Barton Dock Road close to the Intu Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester, England. It opened in 2011 and is the largest exhibition space in the North of England ,[1] with over 28,000 square metres (300,000 sq ft) of space in four halls.[2]

EventCity is located in the TraffordCity retail and entertainment destination adjacent to Intu Trafford Centre. It is close to Junctions 9 and 10 of the M60 motorway. The proposed EventCity Metrolink station, is under construction by TfGM.

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. ^ a b "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

External links

  • Official website
  • Manchester Christmas Parties at Event City
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