Planning consultation

Current Consultation – Manchester Arena Phase 1

Please give us your feedback

Thank you for taking the time to visit and contribute to our on-line consultation about ASM Global’s draft proposals for Phase 1 of a wider vision to transform Manchester Arena’s aesthetic and capabilities. We very much regret that due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, a public consultation event cannot go ahead.

Manchester Arena is currently one of the most successful arenas in Europe, and one of the world’s most acclaimed venues, with some ranking it as high as the #2 arena globally. The Arena celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and in a bid to maintain its standing and future‐proof for the next 25 years, its operator ‐ ASM Global ‐ has plans for an ambitious transformation programme and has been working with appointed architects HOK.

The wider scheme includes comprehensive external and internal changes to improve accessibility, safety, and visitor experience. The first phase centres on creating a new arrival experience to the Arena from Hunts Bank and improving the current ingress & egress route at Trinity Way; in addition to providing community space for charity Nordoff Robbins.

We have uploaded a presentation (which can be viewed by clicking on the ‘Downloads’ button to the right of this page) which provides an introduction to ASM Global, Manchester Arena, the wider vision for the site and the scheme being applied for as Phase 1.

Your views are important to help us develop our final detailed scheme and are very much appreciated. Please use the survey available on the ‘Feedback’ button to the right of this page, or alternatively send feedback to:

If you have any questions, please contact Georgina Blackburn at the above email address. We would request any feedback before the deadline of 10th August 2020.



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Georgina Blackburn
T: 07741 306 992