Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

off Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH

The main venue for the IALE 2013 European Congress was the new teaching and research headquarters for the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

The new headquarters building is perhaps one of the finest and most environmentally sustainable academic buildings in the UK today. As well as being a stunning addition to Manchester’s contemporary cityscape, the building has strong environmental credentials. It was designed by award winning sustainable architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and has been constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainable development currently achievable.

More information about the new Business School headquarters can be found here.

Manchester Town Hall

Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5DB

The plenary sessions for the IALE 2013 European Congress took place at in the Great Hall of Manchester Town Hall, on the morning of Monday 9th September (9am to 12pm) and afternoon of Thursday 12th September (2pm to 4pm).

Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian Grade 1 listed building on Albert Square. It was design by Alfred Waterhouse in the Victorian Gothic revival style of architecture, with elements from 13th-century Early English Gothic architecture. Alfred Waterhouse designed an ingenious building which had to occupy an irregular triangular shaped site. Centrally placed is the imposing 280 foot high clock tower. The Great Hall is dominated by Ford Madox Brown’s murals, which depict key events in the development of the City of Manchester, from the building of the Roman fort by the Roman General Agricola, up to the later experiments in Science by John Dalton.

More information about the Town Hall can be found here.