Benchmark Search Conference takes place at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

The Bridgewater Hall is an iconic business resort in the heart of Manchester. It’s located right in the centre of the city and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network.

With its high ceiling, stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, air conditioning and modern, contemporary décor the Barbirolli Room is an ideal and impressive space, perfect to again host Benchmark Search Conference.

Conference Drinks

We will be hosting after conference drinks at the INNSIDE, Manchester from 5pm.

 

Bridgewater Hall Directions

Venue address: The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS

By air

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).

Information on Manchester Airport can be found at:
www.manchesterairport.co.uk

By rail

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Bridgewater Hall is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Bridgewater Hall on foot.

Further information on train services can be found at:
www.virgintrains.co.uk
www.nationalrail.co.uk
www.tpexpress.co.uk

By road

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

Directions:

M6 (from south – Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham)
Leave the M6 at junction 19, just after Knutsford Services. Follow the A556 towards Altrincham and pick up the M56 towards Manchester Airport. Follow the motorway onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield. The Bridgewater Hall is across the road.

M6 (from north – Preston, Blackpool, Carlisle)
Leave the M6 at junction 21a for the M62 towards Manchester. At junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield. The Bridgewater Hall is across the road.

M62 (from west – Liverpool)
At M62 junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield. The Bridgewater Hall is across the road.

M62 (from east – Leeds, Yorkshire)
At M62 junction 18, join the M60 west-bound. Take junction 17 onto the A56 (Bury New Road) and follow signs to the city centre, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield. The Bridgewater Hall is across the road.

M56 (from west – North Wales, Chester, Ellesmere Port)
Follow the M56 past Manchester Airport. Continue onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield. The Bridgewater Hall is across the road.

Parking

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day, you will be charged £14.50 for 6-12 hours.

Information on planning a journey by car can be found at:
www.theaa.com
www.highways.gov.uk

Arriving in Manchester

On arrival in Manchester you can walk to The Bridgewater Hall, catch a Metroshuttle bus, Metrolink tram or take a taxi.

Metroshuttle

Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre’s main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses. Click here for more information on routes.

Metrolink

Metrolink is a convenient tram network serving Manchester city centre and further afield. Metrolink 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.

Metrolink operates through both Piccadilly and Victoria stations. The Bridgewater Hall’s nearest Metrolink stop is St Peter’s Square. From there, we’re just a few minutes on foot, right behind the Midland Hotel.

Routes and information can be found at:
www.metrolink.co.uk

Local travel

Manchester’s extensive multi-modal public transport network makes it easy to travel in and around Greater Manchester.

Find out more at www.tfgm.com or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. You can also visit a Travelshop at main bus stations throughout Greater Manchester, including Manchester Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill Interchange.

Taxis

We like to recommend Street Cars – 0161 228 7878. Black cab taxis are readily available at Manchester Airport and both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations.