Maxwell Building

The Maxwell Building

This landmark building is right at the front of the Peel Park Campus, clearly visible from the main road into Manchester.

The Maxwell Hall is comprised of an upper and lower hall. The upper hall seats up to 1000 people and has a large stage and changing rooms. The lower hall can be used as an exhibition area.

Adjoining the main hall, Maxwell Building has nine floors of classrooms, lecture theatres and meeting rooms. Located on the seventh floor is the THINKlab, it's sleek design with colour, light, sound and the latest technology combine to create atmospheric stylish spaces for stimulating debate, collaboration and innovation.

There is a large cafeteria on the ground floor of the Maxwell Building which can be used for event catering.

For further information about the accessibility of this building please visit our partner disabledGO.

Room capacities

Room types Floor plan Capacity Cabaret Exhibition Reception
First floor: Maxwell Hall plan 1000 300 50 stands 1000
Lower ground floor: Maxwell Lower Hall       30 stands  
Lecture theatres   92      
Classrooms   40      
Meeting rooms   30      

About the spaces

Maxwell Upper and Lower Hall

The Maxwell Hall is comprised of an upper and lower hall. The Upper Hall seats 1000, in a theatre style lay- out and includes a 220 seat balcony. The large stage has step access from the hall or from the wings. There are changing rooms and a number of small rooms that can be used as green rooms.

The Upper Hall can also be used as a stranding venue with the seating removed or as an exhibition venue. The size and flexibility of the space make an excellent choice for large or complex events.

Equipped with audio visual equipment, wireless network access is available.

The Lower Hall makes an excellent exhibition area when used in conjunction with the Upper Hall.The entrance foyer with its cloakroom is ideal for registering delegates or selling ‘on the door’ tickets.

Lecture Theatres and Classrooms

With lecture theatres and classrooms of varying sizes (from 2 to 92) we can accommodate your event in traditional, comfortable surroundings with access to full audio-visual equipment.

Room arrangements are flexible and there are plenty of spaces to choose from.

Meeting Rooms

We have a variety of sized meeting rooms for hire that can be used with or without hire of the larger spaces.

Students socialising around a table in Maxwell cafe

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