Registration is between 09:00 and 09:40 and the event concludes 17:00
The Studio, The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN, United Kingdom
Walking from Piccadilly Station – 10 minutes
On leaving Piccadilly Station via ‘Piccadilly’ exit, turn right, walking down the ramp towards the City centre and Piccadilly Gardens. Follow the path until you see Tesco Express on your left hand side. Cross over Newton Street and take the next turning on the right into Lever Street, continue along crossing Back Piccadilly, Dale Street, Stevenson Square and Faraday Street, thestudio is located on your left at 51 The Hive.
Walking from Church Street car park – 3 minutes
To walk to thestudio from this car park, leave via the Tib Street exit, turn left and cross into Hilton Street, follow Hilton Street which crosses Oldham Street, then Spear Street becoming Stevenson Square. At Stevenson Square turn left onto Lever Street, thestudio at the Hive is located on your left opposite Griffin House. Our entrance is at number 51 The Hive (the 3rd entrance on the left)
There are two main line stations within walking distance of thestudio, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. Train times and fares can be found here: National Rail Enquiries - Official source for UK train times and timetables
Thestudio’s closest tram stop is Piccadilly Gardens.
By Car From Great Ancoats Street
From the Inner Ring Road (Great Ancoats Street) turn into Newton Street, take the 5th Right onto Hilton Street which becomes Stevenson Square. Turn right onto Lever Street. The studio is located on your left after approximately 50 metres. Our entrance is at number 51 The Hive (the 3rd entrance on the left).
Thestudio’s nearest car park is Church Street Car Park; the postcode for this is M4 1LX. There is no on-site parking at the Hive. If you would like more parking options, please click here: Find Car Parking in Manchester City Centre | NCP
The following car parks are some of the closest to the venue and appear to have good availability: (Note: booking in advance grants cheaper rates and guaranteed parking)
NCP Car Park - Manchester Piccadilly Plaza:
- 8 to 24 hours - £24.95 via the ParkPass App (£26.95 for pay on the day)
- Opening times: 06:00 – 23:00 7 days a week
- Max Height - 2.10m
- M1 4AJ (6-minute walk, 0.3 miles to 51 Lever Street M1 1FN)
NCP Car Park - Manchester Chorlton Street:
- 8 to 24 hours - £24.95 via the ParkPass App (£26.95 for pay on the day) – Night rates and additional rates available too via NCP Car Park link.
- 24hr parking 7 days a week
- Max Height - 1.93m
- Automatic vehicle shutters in use at this car park.
- M1 3FY (12 minute walk, 0.6 miles to 51 Lever Street M1 1FN)
The closest disabled parking spot is on Port Street which is just around the corner from Lever Street. Delegates would need an Orange or Blue Badge.
For Electric Cars - Charge your electric vehicle
If you are arriving by electric car and wish to charge during your visit, Zap Maps can locate compatible chargers for your vehicle. The postcode for the Manchester venue is M11FN. Map of charging points for electric car drivers in UK: Zap-Map
The staff will have access from 6pm until 9pm on the 28th September, and on 29th September access is from 07:00 until 18:00.
- Exhibitors have access from 19:00-21:00 on 28th September
- Our staff have access from 19:00-21:00 on 28th September and 07:30 on 29th September
Exhibitor Set Up
Exhibitors looking to drop off any items can do so 24 hours before the event (from 09:00am onwards on the 28th of September). These items can then be stored for set up on the evening of the 28th September at 19:00-21:00.
Two lifts will be present at the venue, and have the following dimensions:
- Width 156 cm
- Depth 140 cm
- Height 220 cm
- 1025kg weight restriction
The Wifi is: thestudio
The password is: customerfirst
For thestudio accommodation, the following link provides options to those that wish to stay in venues for the conference: https://studiovenues.co.uk/venues/manchester/hotels-accommodation/. Alternatively, those attending can look to book independently at local hotels.