MOSI railway warehouse redevelopment

The Museum
of Science and Industry in Manchester is to
redevelop one of its former railway warehouses into a number of conference
spaces.

Funding for the multi-million redevelopment
project has been confirmed from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
which granted £2million, the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) which
granted £2million, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Garfield
Weston, SITA, and a number of other trusts and foundations.

On opening this autumn, delegates will be
able to use one of four new meeting rooms, seating between 14 and 40 people in
a variety of layouts, including theatre, boardroom, u-shape and cabaret. There
will also be a function room which can be adapted to accommodate up to 400, in
theatre, reception, banquet or cabaret style. 

Tony Hill, director of MOSI said: “These
conference facilities will be like nothing else on offer in Britain. It
will be a truly inspiring place to hold your business event, surrounded by some
of the world’s most pioneering inventions and creations.”

The
main building was originally built as a warehouse in 1880 for the Great Western
Railway Company. It was one of several warehouses which formed part of the
former Liverpool Road
railway station – the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station, which
opened in 1830 as part of the Liverpool and
Manchester Railway.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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