Plans submitted by EventCity to build a brand new, state-of-the-art venue in TraffordCity have today been approved.

The application, submitted in September 2019, proposed the creation of a bespoke events venue which would allow the business to be even more flexible when hosting conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners and meetings. 

The new, purpose-built facility will see a multi-million pound investment by its owners, Peel L&P.

At 23,700 sq. m, the enhanced offering will cater for a range of events and will be more malleable, allowing for areas to be divided off with acoustic walls, so multiple events can take place at any one time.

The venue will include updated features, such as a central foyer with breakout space and a reconfigured entrance.

Talking on the approval, Neil Lees, Acting Chief Executive at EventCity and Deputy Chairman of the Peel Group said: “We’re thrilled to have gained approval so work can commence on the new EventCity. The venue will be a fantastic addition to the TraffordCity offering, creating even more reasons for people to visit and experience the ever-evolving area.

“We’re determined to offer only the very best experiences for both clients and visitors and we’re confident the new venue will deliver exactly that, providing the perfect blank-space venue no matter the type, scale or size of your event.”

With the doors to the new venue set to open in Spring 2021, the current EventCity will remain in operation until then. Work will commence at the new site immediately.

Subject to planning approval the current site of EventCity on Barton Dock Road will become the first health and wellbeing resort of its kind in the UK - Therme Manchester, taking up 28 acres of space.