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The Engine Room

Manchester, Ancoats

3,605 sqft


Bar & Restaurant


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A Little About This Space

Home to a variety of creative individuals and organisations, this Grade II listed building sits within a friendly and eclectic community just minutes from Manchester city centre. Spanning 26,000 sq ft and hosting over 80 studios, Hope Mill is a vibrant hub for artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers to work on their ideas and collaborate.

The Engine Room space within Hope Mill is a renovated industrial venue and dry hire space brimming with Mancunian character. Fitted with its own toilets, newly built moveable bar and high ceilings, the broad dimensions of this space make it adaptable and easy to work with as a blank canvas for organisers looking to create or host an event, be it a film screening, theatrical event or exhibition. There’s an outdoor area as well as secure onsite parking and disabled access.


  • Lighting
  • Fitting rooms
  • Toilets
  • Security shutters
  • Stock room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi
  • Parking

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Rules of The Space

Hours of operation: No activity including loading can happen outside of 07:00 - 23:00. Please confirm with the Local Authority regarding their permitted trading hours for your type of activity.

Damage Deposit: £250-1000

Utilities: 3 phase power is available

VAT: Yes

Capacity: 250 in The Engine Room and 380 in The Shed

Alcohol: No premises license in place - to sell alcohol you will need to apply for a Temporary Events Notice from the Local Authority

Noise: No loud noise after 12 midnight due to local residents.

Home Truths

The space is in a relatively quiet area so you may not get a huge amount of footfall if you’re hosting a public event.


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