Getting to the Venue
Manchester Picadilly Station – 5 min’s walk
Head for escalators to the left of the concourse. Follow the signs for ‘TAXIS’. Immediately outside the station main entrance, turn right and cross London Road, then cross Fairfield Street to the Bulls Head pub. Turn down Lower Pump Street and proceed under the railway arch (passing Echoes Nursery on your right). Turn right onto Altrincham Street and Continue to the security lodge. Turn left and you will see Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre.
Oxford Road Station – 5 min’s walk
At the bottom of the station approach, cross over Oxford St. into Whitworth St. (to the right of the Palace Theatre). Turn right before the University’s Sackville St. Building and continue along Sackville St. Under the railway and the Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre is on your right.
Take the MetroLink Tram to Piccadilly Rail Station. Exit to the street at platform level following signs for ‘Taxis’ and continue as for directions for PICCADILLY STATION.
The closest car park is located 2 minutes walk away;
Charles St, Manchester M1 7AR
Please be aware that this car park is locked overnight.
The operating times of the car parks are:
Monday to Friday: 06:00-23:45
Saturday and Sunday: 06:00-22:45
TO MANCHESTER FROM THE NORTH VIA M6 M61:
Follow STRETFORD signs into M60. Leave at Exit 12 and join M602 SALFORD. At end of Motorway, follow A57 MANCHESTER sign (Regent Road) for approx. 1 mile. Proceed under railway bridge, continuing into A57M (Mancunian Way). Continue on the A57M, take 2nd exit. Immediately fork right on slip road into Sackville Street. Following University sign Turn Left at the Hive Bar onto Charles Street for the multi-story car park – M1 3BB
YORKSHIRE VIA M62/M60:
Leave at Exit 17 signed Mcr CITY CENTRE and follow A56 towards Manchester for 4 miles (Bury New Road, becoming Gt. Ducie S.) Enter City under railway bridges and keep straight ahead, still on A56, into Deansgate. In ½ mile, after passing KENDALS store, left at traffic lights (sign UNIVERSITIES) into John Dalton St. and straight ahead at next lights into Princess St. in ½ mile, pass under railway bridge and immediately turn left at lights into Charles Street Multi-story car park – M1 3BB
DERBYSHIRE VIA A6:
Follow A6 signs towards Manchester City Centre until reaching the flyover junction with A57M. Continue on A6 and in 200 yards pass under railway bridge and turn left at traffic lights into Fairfield St. Pass Sackville Building on left in 200 yards and then turn left at the next lights into Sackville Street. Pass under railway bridge and turn right into Charles Street for Multi-Story car park – M1 3BB
NORTH WALES & CHESTER VIA M56
Follow MANCHESTER signs, past Manchester Airport to end of M56 Motorway and keep straight ahead into A5103 MANCHESTER for 4 miles. On reaching roundabout beneath road take 3rd exit following A57M SHEFFIELD signs to next roundabout; then 2nd exit up ramp to join A57M. Keep to nearside lane for 200 yards and leave at next exit signed UNIVERSITY. Immediately fork right on slip road, following UNIVERSITY sign. Turn left at Hive Bar into Charles St. for Multi- Story car park M1 3BB
THE SOUTH & MIDLANDS VIA M6:
Leave at Exit 19 and follow A556 MANCHESTER for 4 miles. Join M56 MANCHESTER at Roundabout and follow to end as for NORTH WALES & CHESTER
MERSEYSIDE VIA M62
Leave at Exit 12 and join M602 MANCHESTER. At end of the motorway follow A57 as for THE NORTH.
Take a Tranquil Walk
Tranquil City and Go Jauntly are hosting a guided walk that explores how walking can boost wellbeing and active travel.
Take the green route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to the Manchester Conference Centre. Explore green spaces, trees and quieter and less polluted areas on this walk - all of which are proven to help you arrive at the conference feeling happier and more relaxed.
Tranquil Walk Schedule:
08:30 - Meet at Manchester Piccadilly Station Victory Over Blindness Statue
08:35 - Welcome and opening statements
08:40 - Walk begins (approx. journey time is 20 mins)
09:05 - Arrive at Manchester Conference Centre and closing statement