Material Source Studio is the very first of its kind in bringing together product and material insight and inspiration, plus much more, under one roof, and offered all year round.

What we do

Born out of a shared passion to create an inspirational hub to serve the North West's architecture and design community, we chose Manchester, UK, to launch our Studio concept.

On visiting the Hanover Building, you'll find world-class products and materials to suit every project, from hospitality, workplace and healthcare, to residential, retail, education and the public realm.

Alongside established products and materials, you'll also discover new makers that are pushing the boundaries, fuelling thought, discussion, ideas and exciting collaborations.

In addition to our 50+ partners is an 80-seat theatre, an 18-person workshop, 7 meeting spaces & a gallery.

Manchester was just the beginning.

What's On

Manchester Running Club

Manchester

Manchester Running Club

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Light and Lighting

Manchester

Light and Lighting

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New Ray Work launch

Manchester

New Ray Work launch

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Willow and Wine

Manchester

Willow and Wine

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Floristry Workshop

Manchester

Floristry Workshop

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Material Source Studio Presents: Manchester property outlook

Manchester

Material Source Studio Presents: Manchester property outlook

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Wine & weaving with Ultrafabrics

Manchester

Wine & weaving with Ultrafabrics

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Material Source Studio Presents: Workplace

Manchester

Material Source Studio Presents: Workplace

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Facilities

  • No. of partners

    50+

  • Theatre seating

    80

  • Workshop capacity

    18

  • Meeting spaces

    7

  • Gallery

    1

  • Hub

    1

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.

Workshop

Our workshop 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 on our lower level, next to one of our two kitchens, the workshop 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.

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.

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.

FAQs

Visit us

Material Source Studio
1 Federation Street
NOMA
Manchester
M4 4BF

Get directions

Get in touch: manchester_info@materialsource.co.uk

Opening times

Monday to Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Closed weekends and bank holidays