Freight Island

An inspiring urban landscape carved from a long-forgotten freight depot

5,100 sq m

Baring Street
Manchester M1 2PY

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Contemporary warehouse
Old freight depot
Private parties
Festival & public ticketed events
Film studio
Brand & product launches

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An all-weather city centre retreat, bringing the people of Manchester together around good food, great bars and the best of Northern culture

The site encompasses a range of conjoining spaces, from unique indoor environments to an expansive open-air landscape for festivals, filming and epic parties.

Once the freight depot of the historic Mayfield station, the space celebrates the industrial architecture of its former life.

Rebuilt and reimagined around a visionary food market, spaces include an expansive main bar, craft beer tap room, neighbourhood cocktail bar and intimate wine bar.

A flexible, custom-built space for festivals, large-scale entertainment, private parties, filming and photography, product launches and brand activations.

Floor plans & Details

  • Our very own tropical oasis, the Plant Room is the epitome of flexible indoor/outdoor hospitality. With a transparent roof modulated with natural hessian blinds, the sides of the plant room can be fully opened up to the outside.

    On cooler days, rain cover and heating creates a cosy environment bursting with greenery, reminiscent of traditional winter gardens. The Plant Room has a private entrance and its own bar, providing an exclusive space for up to 300 people. A small stage and removable furniture make it the perfect environment for events, presentations, private parties and brand activations.




    32m (l) x 14m (w)


    450 sq m

  • The Outside is an inspiring and flexible outdoor space in the heart of the former train depot. With a bar, DJ box and stage, it provides a unique industrial backdrop for live music and day-to-night celebrations. There is a range of seating, including a covered area, and heaters can be used on cooler evenings.

    The space has a capacity of 450 and is perfect for festivals, summer parties, markets, record fairs, retail exhibitions and as a filming location.

Request a proposal

Call us on +44 161 806 0078 or fill in the form below and an expert member of our team will be able to assist you in finding the space that is right for your next special event.

Freight Island is located in the centre of Manchester, opposite Piccadilly station

Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PY

  • Part of a £1 billion regeneration project for the former industrial heartland of the city
  • Cultural highlights include Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth
  • Moments from the best bars and restaurants in the city


If you think the space might be what you’re looking for, we’d love to show you around. Arrange a site visit with one of our specialists by emailing or using the form below.

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Speak to one of our specialists

Call us on +44 (0) 161 806 0078, email or fill in an enquiry form to reach a member of our spaces team.