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Innovation Forum

The Innovation Forum (IF) is our year-round venue with a choice of conference and meeting rooms. It comprises boardrooms to seat between 10 and 30 delegates and a large conference room that can be configured to seat between 30 and 110 delegates.

This stylish and visually exciting building shows the highest architectural details and makes the most of the natural light and energy saving features, as well as, providing precise climate control and superior lighting.

The Innovation Forum provides conference delegates with a professional, comfortable and relaxing facility, where a dedicated Conference Co-ordinator will ensure that your requirements are met.

The following facilities are available:

  • Conference Rooms 1 & 2: seats a maximum of 110 theatre style / 80 cabaret (Video Conferencing available)
  • Boardroom 1: seats a maximum of 30 classroom style / 25 cabaret
  • Boardroom 2: seats a maximum of 19 boardroom style (Video Conferencing available )
  • Boardroom 3: seats a maximum of 16 boardroom style

You can visit the Innovation Forum website for further information or please feel free to give us a call on 0161 743 3502, if you would like a show round and chat about the facilities on offer.

Conference rates

Full Day Rate £33.50.

  • Main conference/ meeting room hire
  • Use of all installed audio visual facilities: projection facilities, screen. In the larger rooms networked PC and video/ sound relay.
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Flipcharts and pens
  • Paper / pencils and top table glasses and water
  • Arrival tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Morning coffee and afternoon tea with biscuits
  • An excellent buffet lunch including tea and coffee
  • Secure car parking

Half Day Rate £14.70

  • Main conference/ meeting room hire
  • Use of all installed audio visual facilities: projection facilities, screen. In the larger rooms networked PC and video/ sound relay.
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Flipcharts and pens
  • Paper / pencils and top table glasses and water
  • Two servings of tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Secure car parking

All the rooms at the Innovation Forum are available to hire on a 'room only' basis. Please note that all prices are exclusive of VAT.

Directions

The Innovation Forum is only 600 yards from the University Campus on Frederick Road, two miles from Manchester City Centre.

By rail
Salford Crescent Train Station is about a half mile (10 - 15 minute walk) from the Innovation Forum and gives direct links to Manchester main line rail stations. From Salford Crescent Station, exit the station platform up the stairs to the right. At the end of the ramp, carry across keeping the A6 (The Crescent or Broad Street) dual carriageway beside you on your left.

At the junction with the pedestrian flyover, turn right onto Frederick Road (B6186). Carry on down the hill and you will see the Innovation Forum, a large red and pink building, on your left before you reach the next junction with traffic lights - at Broughton Road East and Seaford Road – about a half mile.

By road from the A6 (The Crescent or Broad Street) coming in from Manchester town centre
At the junction with the pedestrian flyover, turn right onto Frederick Road (B6186). Carry on down the hill and you will see the Innovation Forum, a large red and pink building, on your left before you reach the next junction with traffic lights - at Broughton Road East and Seaford Road – about a half mile.

By road from the M602
Heading in towards Manchester, at the terminus of the M602, follow signs for the A5063 (Albion Way) signposted for Salford, Pendleton. Proceed through the first junction, and at the second junction turn left onto the A6 (The Crescent) signposted for Preston. Move to the right lane as soon as possible.

At the junction with the pedestrian flyover, turn right onto Frederick Road (B6186). Carry on down the hill and you will see the Innovation Forum, a large red and pink building, on your left before you reach the next junction with traffic lights - at Broughton Road East and Seaford Road – about a half mile.

There is ample parking immediately behind the building which can be accessed off Winders Way.

Please enter M6 6AR into your Satellite Navigation System.