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Evening and Weekend Delegate Welcome Information

Please scroll down for details on planning your visit to our central Manchester venue for evenings and weekends

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU....

We look forward to you using our Manchester City Centre building. Set below is some important information about your booking and helpful information about local amenities

 

The National Tourist Organisation of Britain and Northern Ireland have confirmed we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in
place to maintain cleanliness and aid physical distancing.

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Reopening FAQs

Friends Meeting House reopened on Monday 14th September for business meetings and training events for up to 30 people. We understand people’s concerns regarding meeting up. Therefore we have some strict guidelines in place to ensure precautions are taken and visitors feel both safe and welcome.

Are you implementing Track and Trace? 
In line with government regulations we are insisting all event organisers implement a track and trace system.

What happens if I develop symptoms of COVID-19 during or after my visit?
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 at any time, it is imperative that you follow government guidelines. Please make staff aware and leave the venue. If you take a COVID-19 test and the result is positive, please try and contact Friends’ Meeting House on 0161 834 5797.

What is Friends’ Meeting House doing to ensure social distancing and safety?
Our priority during this time is the safety of all those who use our venue. Our staff team have been working carefully to make the necessary and numerous changes to the workings of our building:

  • Employing the use of new physical distancing where all layouts have been measured to include 1.50m – 2m distancing within all rooms.
  • Implemented a one-way system throughout the building.
  • Making use of our new sanitising points around the building by encouraging all staff and visitors to wash and sanitise their hands regularly during their visit
  • Encouraging the use of track and trace applications and procedures
  • Discouraging visitors from eating inside the building, in order to reduce the spread of germs
  • Discouraging anybody waiting in the communal areas of the building.
  • Encouraging all staff and delegates to keep noise to a minimum to help keep voices down.

Are face coverings mandatory?
Yes, to help protect everyone we are insisting all visitors wear face coverings in the communal areas unless exempt.

Will you be providing PPE to staff?
Yes, all staff will be provided with a mask and be asked to use this when moving around the communal spaces.

Will toilets and baby-changing facilities be accessible?
Toilets and baby change will be accessible to ensure physical distancing we will be limiting the number of people in the toilets at any one time.

PREPARATION

We are centrally located and nestled among some of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks – The Town Hall, St Peter’s Square and Central Library.

  •  We are located directly behind the distinct Central Library building
  • We are a short walk from Oxford Road Station and one minute walk from St Peter’s Square tram stop
  • There is more information in the HOW TO FIND US section below.
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HOW TO FIND US

We are centrally located and nestled among some of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks – The Town Hall, St Peter’s Square and Central Library

  •  We are located directly behind the distinct Central Library building
  • We are a short walk from Oxford Road Station and one minute walk from St Peter’s Square tram stop
Friends Meeting House building

GETTING HERE BY TRAM

Our nearest stop is St. Peter’s Square, which is a one minute walk away from our front door. From Manchester Piccadilly take any tram heading to either: Altrincham, Didsbury, Eccles or Media City and alight at St. Peter’s Square. Only two stops away.

GETTING HERE BY TRAIN

We are within walking distance of all the city centre railway stations, approximate walking distances: Manchester Piccadilly – 20 min Manchester Victoria – 15 min Manchester Oxford Rd – 10 min Salford Central – 15 min Deansgate – 10 min

GETTING HERE BY BUS

Several bus routes stop near the Meeting House, including the Metroshuttle, which is a free bus service linking the main rail stations, car parks, shopping areas and businesses in Manchester city centre. The nearest Metroshuttle bus stop is Peter Street. Find out more at www.tfgm.com. Other bus services stop at Piccadilly Gardens, which is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the Meeting House.

FINDING US FROM ST PETER'S TRAM STOP

  • Once off the tram at St Peter’s tram stop look for the Central Library building and head towards it
  • When facing the library there is a entrance area to the right of the building. Go through the door and head towards the alley at the other side
  • You will find our Meeting House at the end of the alley across the road

 

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MAP OF LOCAL AREA

Map of the local area

FACILITIES

  • At weekends there are no hospitality or reception services included in the price
  • If you have ordered equipment in advance it will be ready and waiting for you to use
  • Refreshments must be ordered in advance
  • There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars in the surrounding area as this site has no communal kitchen
  • Delegates are able to bring in their own individual pack lunches, however bringing in meals to share among the group is not permitted

CONTACTING STAFF ON THE DAY

You can use the phone located downstairs on left hand side of the reception desk to ask for help
Instructions:

  • Pick up the phone
  • Press the orange button when you want to speak and hold the handset as you would a normal phone
  • Release the orange button when you want to listen
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WHERE TO STAY

Our central location means delegates have a wide choice of hotels to choose from. Below are some of our favourites located within walking distance of our venue.

THE JURY’S INN

56 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester, Lancashire M1 5LE – 0161 953 8888

Walking distance 7 minutes

https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/manchester

  • On the website – select Manchester, your dates, number of nights, number of people etc. Then type
    in “FRIENDS19” within the promo box.
  • This should then show you the best available rate plus your 20% discount

This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Contact: Louise Brennan – louise_brennan@jurysinns.com

PREMIER SUITES MANCHESTER

64 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 4AA – 0161 827 3930

Walking distance 14 minutes

https://www.premiersuitesmanchester.com

  • On website – select BOOK NOW, add your dates and discount code “PREMIER10” to obtain your 10%
    discount.
  • Alternatively email Charlotte Broad – Sales Manager –
    sales@premiersuitesmanchester.com

TRAVELODGE HOTEL

Blackfriars St, Manchester, M3 5AL – 08719 846 159

Walking distance 11 minutes

https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/153/Manchester-Central-hotel

PREMIER INN MANCHESTER CENTRAL

7-11 Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3DW – 0871 527 8742

Walking distance 4 minutes

https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/home.html

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Manchester Friends' Meeting House

WHERE TO PARK

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Q-PARKS

First Street located on Anne Horniman Street M15 4FN Manchester | The cheapest when booked online | *Receive 10% off through the website with our discount code - PT0417FMH*

Go to website for more details
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MANCHESTER CENTRAL

Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3GX | The nearest large car park

Go to website for more details
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YOURPARKINGSPACE.CO.UK

New York Street, M1, Manchester | We suggest the THE QUADRANGLE or NEW YORK STREET, please be aware these need to be booked in advance of arrival and can be booked online

Go to website for more details
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GREAT NORTHERN WAREHOUSE

Gt Northern Warehouse, 1 Watson St, Manchester M3 4EE | The next closest car park after Manchester Central

Go to website for more details

DISABLED PARKING

There are spaces for disabled parking badge holders on Mount Street opposite the main entrance.

MAP OF DISABLED PARKING BAYS
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/site/scripts/directory_search.php?directoryID=54&keywords=&postcode=M2+5WD&search=Search

GENERAL INFORMATION
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/274/disabled_parking

 

 

accessibility at Friends Meeting House Conferece Centre

For information on our disabled access and accessibility please see our accessibility statement: https://meetinghousemanchester.co.uk/accessibility-statement/

For our evacuation procedures please see out Evacuation Information Page: https://meetinghousemanchester.co.uk/evacuation-information/

WIFI ACCESS AND SPECIFICATION

PASSWORD AND USER NAME

Network: FMH Customer Wi-Fi

Instructions
1) Find the above network
2) Enter the password: welcome1

THE TECHNICAL DETAILS….
Our wireless currently sits on a dedicated ADSL2+ broadband line which gets 14mb/s down and 1Mb/s up. The wireless is an Ubiquiti system with 8 access points around the site which covers all areas of the building at full signal strength. Band Width is: 14 Mbps downstream 1 Mbps upstream

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO FRIENDS’ MEETING HOUSE, AND REMEMBER TO TWEET AND FACEBOOK US….
Twitter: @FriendsMtgHouse
Facebook: /FriendsMeetingHouseManchester