Manchester Metropolitan University

Benzie Building

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The Benzie Building offers distinctive spaces that would provide a stunning backdrop to any event.

Home to the Manchester School of Art, with steel braced oak staircases, a roof terrace with views of the Manchester cityscape, a stunning vertical gallery with flexible studio space on each floor, it is an ideal venue for networking events, exhibitions and product launches.

Conference Package

Day Delegate Rate £40


Lecture theatre with multi media facilities and technical support
Refreshments served on arrival, during the morning and afternoon 
Two course hot or cold fork buffet lunch with refreshments
High-speed Wi-Fi 
Dedicated Event Coordinator

(Price excludes VAT and is valid until 31.7.18.  Minimum numbers apply.)

Meeting Package

Day Delegate Rate £31.50

Meeting room
Morning, lunchtime and afternoon refreshments
Business lunch
Data projection facilities
High-speed Wi-Fi and technical support
Event support
Dedicated Event Coordinator

(Price excludes VAT and is valid until 31.7.18.  Minimum numbers apply)


Theatre (4) 36 – 180
Cabaret (5) 90
Boardroom (6) 10
Dining 120
Reception 500
Exhibition Space 130 sqm

Access for All

Visitor safety and enjoyment is important to us. We provide accessible venues for all our events. Facilities include:

  • Hearing loop facilities
  • Lift and level access
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Fully accessible toilet
  • Catering for all dietary needs

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The Benzie Building was a perfect location for the 7th Annual Urban Sketchers Symposium in July 2016. It housed all the elements of our complex event, from numerous workshops and demonstrations, to a silent auction of drawings, and most spectacularly a closing party for all 500 of our attendees. The Conference Organiser bought a wealth of event-planning knowledge and a level of operational understanding and expertise to the symposium planning which was invaluable.

Simone Ridyard, Senior Lecturer, Interior Design, Manchester School of Art and Founder of Urban Sketchers Manchester

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