The Mill

School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science (CEAS)
The University of Manchester
Sackville Street
M60 1QD
United Kingdom

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Directions to The Mill 

The Mill is located on the Sackville Street Campus, right in the centre of Manchester.

Campus direction sign

  From Piccadilly Rail Station (2 minute walk)

 Take the Fairfield St exit from Piccadilly station (down the   escalators or lift, following signs towards "Taxis") rather than the exit marked Piccadilly/Station Approach. On Fairfield Street, turn right and cross over London Road. Walk towards the railway arch, then immediately after you have walked under the arch, turn right onto Altrincham Street for access to the Mill.

From Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station (5 minute walk) Take a short walk or the Metrolink tram to Piccadilly Rail Station, and then follow directions as above.

From Oxford Rd Rail Station (5 minute walk) Descend the station approach and cross Oxford St into Whitworth St, with the Palace Theatre on your left. After 600m you will see the Sackville St building in front of you at the intersection of Whitworth St and Sackville St. Turn right onto Sackville St and continue down Sackville St, under the railway arches, then turn left down the service road onto campus for access to the Mill


The University of Manchester has rich history of ground breaking research from splitting the atom (Rutherford), over crystallography (the Braggs), to the discovery of graphene (Geim and Novoselov). It is fully committed to world-class research, social responsibility and provides outstanding learning opportunities to its students.

Situated on the south side of Manchester, across two sites, The University of Manchester is a highly respected Russell Group University with plenty to offer. With outstanding academic facilities, the University of Manchester is ideally located minutes away from Manchester city centre.

The conference sessions will take place in the The Mill which is situated in the Northern Campus of the University. The conference venue is only a 15 minute walk away from Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Here you can find a wealth of quirky shops, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs. Alternatively, China Town is a ten minute walk away.


Originally shaped by its success during the industrial revolution of the 19th century, Manchester’s strong, pioneering character endures today – only now its achievements also include shaking up the music scene, nurturing artistic creativity and hosting international sporting events. Manchester is lively and culturally diverse with a reputation for setting the pace in sport, culture and industry. Most British people regard Manchester as the UK’s second city.

Local Attractions

The City of Manchester is rich in culture and entertainment. Home to four universities, two premier league football teams and hundreds of restaurants, Manchester has something on offer for everyone.

Whether it be the exciting music scene, the unique Northern Quarter or home to both BBC and ITV studios in Salford Quays, Manchester offers much to be explored. Manchester’s excellent transport systems make it easier than ever to travel around the wonderful city.

The University of Manchester features several inspirational visitor attractions including:

  • The Whitworth - an art gallery home to more than 55,000 works of art, ranging from textiles to some of the most famous British watercolours
  • Manchester Museum - featuring Ancient Worlds galleries which bring to life the great civilisations of Egypt, Rome and Greece
  • The John Rylands Library - a grade 1-listed, neo-Gothic library which houses 250,000 printed volumes

For further information on things to do and see during your time in Manchester please visit the following website:

Nearby restaurants

Pizza Express

Italian Restaurant
0.4 miles from The Mill

St James Buildings
79 Oxford Street
M1 6FQ

Tel: 0161 228 6665

Opening hours: 11:30 – 23:00 (Mon to Sat), 11:30 – 22:00 (Sun)

Giorgio Ristorante

Italian Restaurant
0.5 miles from The Mill

133 Portland Street
M1 4PY

Tel: 0161 236 5544

Opening hours: 12:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 23:00 (Mon to Sat), 17:00 – 23:00 (Sun)

Turtle Bay

Caribbean Restaurant
0.5 miles from The Mill

33-35 Oxford Street
M1 4WB

Tel: 0161 236 4101

Opening hours: 11:30 – 23:30 (Sun to Wed), 11:30 – 00:30 (Thurs), 11:30 – 01:30 (Fri to Sat)


Indian Restaurant
0.4 miles from The Mill

98 Portland Street
M1 4GX

Tel: 0161 236 1313

Opening hours: 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 23:30 (Mon to Thurs), 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 23:30 (Fri to Sat), 13:00 – 22:00 (Sun)

TOPS Buffet

Around the World Buffet
0.5 miles from The Mill

106 Portland Street
M1 4RJ

Tel: 0161237 1000

Opening hours: 12:00 – 15:30 and 17:00 – 22:30 (Mon to Thurs), 12:00 – 16:30 and 17:00 – 23:00 (Fri to Sat), 12:00 – 22:30 (Sun)


Alfro-Portuguese Restaurant
0.4 miles from The Mill

The Quad
Oxford Road
M1 5QS

Tel: 0161 236 5600

Opening hours: 11:00 – 23:00 (Sun to Thurs), 11:00 – 23:30 (Fri to Sat)


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