Venue - Plan your visit

Event Information

Thursday 13th July 2023

10:00 - 15:30
(Last entry 15:00)

Venue
Manchester Central

The Security Cleared EXPO will be held at Manchester Central Convention Complex, an iconic city centre venue in the heart of Manchester

Transport options and directions to Manchester Central can be found below.

Public Transport

The closest stations to the venue are Piccadilly or Victoria station

Manchester Central is a 20-minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi.

Alternatively, from the stations you can use the Metrolink which runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly.

The nearest Metrolink stop to Manchester Central is St Peter's Square. From there the venue is just a few minutes on foot

Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website.

By Car / Parking

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester's M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.

If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round.

Book Parking

Accessibility

Manchester Central is designed for maximum accessibility at all their events. Most of their exhibition space is on the ground floor/street level and can be easily accessed via the main entrance. Entrances are fully accessible and foyer entrances are sensor-activated. Events on the first floor can be accessed via stairs or lifts.

Signage uses pictorial symbols and there are contrasting graphics on the wall-to-floor glazing. They welcome assistance dogs and have Induction Loop facilities in Exchange Auditorium and Central and Charter Foyers.

The venue is committed to continually improving accessibility and always welcome feedback from its visitors. Recent improvements include: disability awareness staff training; refurbished toilet facilities; smooth paving over cobbled access areas; highlighted nosing and additional handrails; and Deaf Alerter - a radio-based fire alarm.

They have lots of room for wheelchairs and have some self-propelled wheelchairs available for use within the venue. To enquire, contact the First Aid department on +44 (0)161 834 2700 ext. 2211 

Venue Security 

Every visitor who comes to Manchester Central may have their bags searched.   

We therefore ask you to consider keeping bags and possessions to a minimum.  Please also consider the size of your bag - we recommend just one small bag or handbag - to minimise the time it takes to search and gain access to the event.  When planning your arrival to the venue, we suggest you allow some extra time for security checks.