Logistics & planning support

Event management

From the word "go", you'll be supported by an experienced planner from our specialist team. Once we fully understand your requirements we can make sure your event makes best possible use of Manchester Central's spaces, facilities and wider resources. We can: help develop the special touches that make an event distinctive; meet delegate and visitor needs before and during the event; provide the best possible access facilities for delegates and visitors.

Event safety

We take great pride in our level of staff training and that our on-site facilities exceed the minimum required by law. We have an excellent relationship with the Health and Safety Executive and ensure there are fully trained first aiders on hand throughout your event - including build up and break down. We also introduced our Event Safety Team in 2011 to better support event organisers with a unique combination of health and safety and first aid expertise.


Manchester Central's security team monitor the venue round the clock and provide a helpful service throughout your event. Our team can ensure everything runs smoothly with expert advice on how to safeguard staff, delegates and property.


Our sales and events teams can source and recommend reputable suppliers of logistics, seating, set design/theming, production, furniture, front of house staff, signage, linen hire and floral arrangements. Our suppliers can help with every aspect of your event and deliver an enjoyable and impressive experience.

Traffic management

Manchester Central benefits from excellent site access. Build up and break down timings can be arranged with your Event Manager so that even complex installations can be undertaken with ease.

We work with event organisers, exhibitors and suppliers to ensure efficient goods vehicle access and maintain smooth traffic flow. Manchester Central's security team also monitor traffic around the perimeter of the venue.


Manchester Central has a large NCP car park directly beneath the venue. There are also several other large parking facilities within a short walk of the venue.

Parking for exhibitors and delegates

Discounted parking can be arranged for exhibitors and delegates. Arrangements must be made at least 10 days before the event and there is a maximum of 250 spaces availableper day. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds.

Always feel free to discuss car parking with your Event Manager.