RIBA North West


About The RIBA Hub

The RIBA Hub is a unique, flexible city-centre events space providing facilities for professionals and students alike to meet, collaborate and learn. Located on Portland Street in the centre of Manchester, the RIBA Hub is available for external hire for a variety of uses.

The RIBA Hub is pleased to announce a partnership in 2014 with Places Projects on the delivery of an Architecture School for Children project, which will see the space used as a city-centre classroom, workshop and exhibition space. The project will encourage and facilitate interaction with children, their parents and teachers around architecture and the built environment, and supports the RIBA's growing education and public engagement agenda. 

Room layout

The room has complete flexibility of layouts, whether this is theatre, boardroom or cabaret style, and RIBA staff will tailor the layout to a client's specification. Alternatively, all of the furniture can be removed to allow for a reception/party to be catered for.


The RIBA Hub has free wi-fi access throughout, digital projection facilities, and a 32-inch flat screen TV, each with compatibility for both PC's and Macs.

Refreshments and catering

The RIBA Hub has operated successfully as a stand-alone cafe over the last 18 months, serving high quality teas and coffees (Lavazza) to the public, and these will be available to external clients wishing to use the space (price per head on application).

External catering will need to be arranged by the client if required, and a list of local providers is available on request.

Customer service

Dedicated RIBA staff will be on hand to look after client's needs, and to ensure that your event is a success.

Location and transport links

The RIBA Hub is located centrally between Piccadilly and Oxford Road mainline train stations, with each less than 10 minutes' walk away. The RIBA Hub is also conveniently located for inter-city commuting via bus and metrolink tram networks.

Booking and prices


RIBA Chief Executive Harry Rich said:

'The RIBA Hub presents a fantastic opportunity for the RIBA to not only support our local RIBA members and students with a whole host of resources and events, but also to raise the profile of architecture in a very visible way on the Manchester high street.'

Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of Manchester School of Architecture, said:

'Manchester School of Architecture welcomes this exciting collaboration with the RIBA, reinforcing our links with the profession and engaging our research driven work with a wider public audience. The Hub will add to Manchester's vibrant architectural and design culture, providing a city centre location to exhibit and exchange ideas and discuss work.'

To find out more about the RIBA Hub please contact Andrew Ruffler on 0151 703 0107.


What's on

There are currently no events in this region. To see events in other locations visit the main RIBA What's on pages.




What's on at the RIBA Hub? 

Tuesday 25 February 2014, 12pm to 2pm (including networking lunch)
Herman Miller FREE lunchtime CPD - 'Scenario 2018'

Through formal research methods, protocols, and tools such as scenario planning, companies are better able to anticipate change, respond creatively towards those emerging user needs and problems, and be better prepared for the future. In this seminar we will share some findings from Herman Miller's most recent Scenarios project, as well as run interactive breakout sessions to discuss the propositions.

To book visit the Herman Miller website.


113 - 115, Portland Street
Manchester M1 6DW
Tel: 0161 236 7691

Opening hours
The RIBA Hub is closed to the public until further notice. 

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