Bridge 5 Mill is Manchester’s first, (and only!) Centre for Sustainable Living. This converted silk mill in Ancoats provides a focal point for debate and action around sustainability. As well as providing conference and meetings rooms the centre also has an exhibition area and a sustainability library and MERCi runs its own eco training and workshops in the Mill. It is also home to a range of social enterprises, charities and campaign groups all working to create a sustainable world.

The Mill was refurbished with reclaimed and recycled materials, eco paints, no pvc, water saving and low energy fittings; with the help of volunteers and New Deal apprentices. It is one of Manchester’s most sustainable buildings and Manchester Civic Society acknowledged this in 2001 when Bridge 5 Mill won the award of Manchester’s most energy efficient building.

So if you want a great event or an office in a unique building and to be part of the solution for a better world then Contact Us.

We have regular exhibitions in our gallery
Manchester’s first Centre for Sustainable Living
Our conference floor has capacity for up to 100 people
What our delegates say about Bridge 5 Mill


The versatile top floor is our conference floor, with capacity for up to 100 people and it can be arranged in a variety of seating styles to suit your requirements. It has light streaming in through skylights and large windows on three sides. The ceiling is high and oak beamed, the walls the cosy red brick of Manchester and the recycled wooden benches (as well as comfy blue chairs!) give the space a warm and friendly feel.

You can also hire out our exhibition area for a more informal and inspirational workshop or meeting. We also have ‘Login’ our training suite which has a 10 place IT suite and a 20 place training area or it can be fully converted to theatre style and will then seat up to 40 people. We also have 2 smaller breakout/meeting rooms taking 10-15 people.

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We pride ourselves on being an ethical and sustainable organisation and these values are reflected throughout our operations. If you think that your organisation or company would like to be part of a value driven, sustainable, dynamic progressive community then we have a range of different size office spaces and hot-desking available. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.