As well as displays from 40+ leading brands, our Studio includes an 80-seat theatre, a CPD area, a 300+ book library, 7 meeting spaces, a collaborative hub, and a podcast studio.

Theatre

Our Theatre offers an unparalleled event experience. With capacity for 80 seated, or 100 standing, an 165” LED screen and optimum audio solution, culminates in a spectacular all-round system, perfect for every event format, from presentations to film screenings.

Dimmable lighting and air conditioning contribute to the ambience of the space, which is further supported by understated yet comfortable seating and a bespoke carpet. A high ceiling and large windows allow for natural light to pour in, if wanted, and thanks to the addition of smart blinds, be obscured when required.

Whether hosting a talk, panel discussion, product presentation, or even movie premiere, you'll have access to the very best technology, and stunning surroundings, to make it a success.

CPD studio

Our CPD studio was created with the needs of built environment professionals in mind. A bespoke horseshoe table and high stools allow for presentations to be delivered in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

Located in the basement, next to one of our two kitchens, the CPD studio juxtaposes the original heritage features of the building with innovative tech and practical design solutions to make for a beautiful and highly functional space.

The technology includes a 65” display, with a 4K resolution, and a Teams system with wireless microphones and a soundbar, all controlled seamlessly from an 8” touch panel, to ensure that content sharing can be done simply.

Library

Situated on the ground floor, our library provides a quiet corner for research and reflection in amongst the inspirational hive of partner PODs.

With over 300 books, from Annie Leibovitz's Wonderland, to Thomas Heatherwick: Making, you'll find a myriad of cult and current classics offering a wealth of creative fuel.

The library is open and free for all visitors to use.

The Hub

Our Hub has been designed with the future of work in mind. A selection of seating options, from collaborative booths allowing for semi-private discussion, to elongated tables, and plush break out areas, allows for complete flexibility in however and wherever you prefer to work.

Open to all architecture, design and property professionals that visit us, informal meetings, moodboard mock ups and everything in between is welcome at the Hub.

Help yourself to a warm or cold drink, and spend the day immersed in inspirational surroundings.

Podcast studio

We know that podcasts make up an important part of the contemporary media mix. And so, we're offering a dedicated space for podcast recording, with the highest available spec.

The studio comes with a four microphone/headphone podcast studio setup, each with individual level control. A separate PC in a control room loaded with DAW software can be used to make high quality, professional recordings.

Acoustic panels, a bespoke mixing desk crafted from recycled material, and unique patterned carpet, makes for a stylish, sound-proof setting.

Meeting spaces

We offer 7 different meeting spaces within our Manchester Studio. From our private booths, which seat 1, to our large boardroom. The solo suites offer pull down desks, perfect for focused tasks and making phone calls, and the larger meeting rooms are kitted out with 65” displays. So, regardless of your usage requirements, we have somewhere to suit.

Every space has been designed with a different feel in mind. From warming terracotta, to monochrome. The rooms also feature comfort controls that allow flexibility in lighting and temperature. Contemporary artwork adorns every wall.

For more information and to book one of our spaces, please get in touch: bookings@materialsource.co.uk.