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Abbey Business Centres

Abbey Business Centres
Barnett House 53 Fountain Street
Manchester M2 2AN
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 247 8444

Our centre on Fountain Street is the premier venue to hold your meetings or conferences in at the heart of Manchester’s City Centre. With 10 years experience of event management, we are in a position to offer flexibility and choice that many other venues will struggle to match.

Due to a recent six figure refurbishment of our Manchester centre, all our rooms are fully furnished and are equipped with the latest technologies to ensure your meeting is as successful as possible. Plus our dedicated centre team will also be on hand throughout your visit to cater for any requests you may have.

Our prices are extremely competitive and start from only £15 per hour and around £190 per day

Our Fountain Street centre is well located close to all major transport hubs in the city including Piccadilly and Victoria train stations. The centre also enjoys excellent motorway links to the M60, M62 and M67.

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