Manchester City Council

Exchange Square

  1. Size of location

    26m x 20m (at the widest points)

    Various sizes and shapes can be accommodated within this space. A minimum clearance space of 3 metres is required around the event space with a 7 metre clearance hazard zone to the Metrolink rails.

  2. Description

    Exchange Square has become one of our major new public spaces, located in the heart of the shopping district bordered by the Arndale Centre, the Corn Exchange, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, as well as being close to a range of designer shops and the Printworks entertainment complex.

    The square is on the pedestrianised route from Victoria Station and is next to to the new Metrolink station which transports tens of thousands of visitors into the heart of the city centre shopping area.

  3. Nearby attractions and retailers

    The Corn Exchange
    Harvey Nichols
    Manchester Arndale
    The Printworks entertainment complex
    Manchester Cathedral
    National Football Museum
    Manchester Victoria Railway Station and Metrolink
    Chetham’s School of Music
    Shudehill transport hub

  4. Nearest car parks

    Victoria Station, Long Millgate Street, M3 1NX

    Exchange Station, Victoria Street, Salford, M3 5HN

    NCP Car Park Manchester Arena, New Bridge Street, M3 1AR

    Total Car Park Limited (Boddingtons) car park, Great Ducie Street, M3 1RR

    NCP Car Park Manchester Arndale, High Street, M4 1AZ

    Height restrictions may apply.

  5. Nearest toilets

    The Corn Exchange and the Arndale.

    See for location and opening times.

  6. Vehicle access

    Vehicle access is from Corporation Street. The bollards will not be in operation before 11am or after 7pm. It is not possible to access in a vehicle between 11am and 7pm. Refer to the conditions of use document, for vehicle guidelines.

  7. Loading times

    Vehicle access onto public spaces should be before 8am and leave after 7pm. Exceptions to this apply when consent has been given, or you have been instructed to move by us or the police.

    Refer to conditions of use for information about accessing and leaving the site.

  8. Address

    1 Exchange Square, Central Manchester, M3 1BD

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