Manchester venue, Victoria Warehouse, has announced the opening of its new The Bays area, as part of its recent expansion project.

The development will also see a new basement event space and an extension to the onsite hotel to provide 400 additional rooms.

James Cohen, owner of Victoria Warehouse said: “We are pleased that phase one of our expansion project has been completed and that The Bays is now available for hire.

“We have already seen significant interest in the new space and have already confirmed events including the Independent Venue Show in October, a conference and 20th anniversary celebration for full service digital marketing, technology and commerce consultancy, Amaze, and Cup North, a two day Northern coffee party.”

Guests attending events in The Bays will arrive into Bay 1, the large pre-function room with an open plan kitchen and a large feature bar, before moving through two sets of double doors into the main event space, Bay 2.

Bay 2 features a full AV package including screens and projectors, colour-changing down lighters on all the pillars, a PA system, and appropriate furniture.

“The next phase of our expansion will see the basement events space completed in late 2016 and the addition of 400 new bedrooms to our onsite hotel to be fully completed by 2017,” Cohen added.

“Ultimately, we hope the expansion will make Victoria Warehouse a one stop shop for the events industry, with a range of event spaces on offer to suit different client needs and budgets.”