2017 Alarm Conference venue and accommodation

Conference venue

The University of Manchester, University Place, Oxford Road

The 2017 Conference is being held at University Place. Located just a mile from Manchester City Centre, University Place is an impressive building at the heart of the University of Manchester campus. University Place is within easy walking distance of Oxford Road railway station and The Principal Hotel.

Hotel accommodation

The Principal Manchester (formerly The Palace Hotel), Oxford Road

Alarm delegate tariff: £115 including VAT per night bed & breakfast*. *There are a limited number of rooms allocated on the Alarm delegate tariff and room bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis. We recommend early booking to secure this rate.

The Principal has undergone a significant and impressive refurbishment. With its distinctive clock tower and striking Victorian architecture, The Principal is a magnificent four-star, grade II listed building set in the heart of Manchester. Situated directly opposite Oxford Road Station, within walking distance of Piccadilly Station and St Peter’s Square tram station, The Principal is a short journey from Manchester International Airport and just a short walk from the Conference venue.

To book

Accommodation must be booked directly with The Principal Manchester by calling: 0161 288 1111 and selecting ‘option 2’. A credit card will be required to guarantee the booking. The room can be pre-paid or settled by payment upon departure.

To obtain the Alarm delegate tariff of £115 including VAT per night you will need to quote: “Alarm” when booking.


The Principal has a discounted rate with the NCP carpark located adjacent to the hotel on Whitworth Street at £15.00 for 24 hours. To obtain this rate you will be required to validate your ticket at the Hotel upon departure.

Budget hotels

Holiday Inn Express, Oxford Road, Manchester

Ibis, Portland Street, Manchester

To reserve accommodation at either of these hotels, please book directly with them. Alarm cannot guarantee availability of accommodation at either hotel.