Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee Hearing Panel - Wednesday, 21st February, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Callum Jones 

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Application for a New Premises Licence - Co-op Live, Etihad Campus, Manchester, M11 3FF pdf icon PDF 151 KB

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The Hearing Panel considered the report from the Directorof Planning, Building Control and Licensing regarding the above application.The written papers and oral representations of the parties who attended were also considered, as well as the relevant legislation.


A Licensing Officer attended and addressed the panel, providing an update on the position of the application. They stated that an application for the grant of a Premises Licence under s17 of the Licensing Act 2003 was made on 10 November 2023 by Eastland Arena Ltd in respect of Co-op Live, at the Etihad Campus, Manchester in the Ancoats & Beswick ward of the city. They noted that the premises was a purpose-built, multi-use arena within the wider Etihad Campus. The premises was to comprise of an Auditorium Bowl (maximum capacity 23,500), 5 internal multi-use levels and a “Podium” space which is the external walkway area. The Licensing Officer noted the operating times as originally applied for.


Following receipt of the application, a 28-day public consultation exercise was undertaken in accordance with Licensing Act 2003 regulations. During the consultation period, a total of 48 representations were received opposing one or more aspects of the application. There were no representations in support of the application. Representations were received from Greater Manchester Police, Manchester Licensing Authority, Manchester Trading Standards Service, Manchester Out of Hours Compliance Team, Manchester Department of Public Health, six Ward Councillors, 35 residents, ASM Global (tenant and operator of the AO Arena), and Music Venue Trust (a grassroots music charity). Details of those representations had been detailed within the report.


Following discussions between the applicant’s representative and the ward councillors, GMP, Trading Standards and Out of Hours Compliance, revised terms and operating hours were agreed as follows:


  • Regulated Entertatinment and the Sale of Alcohol (and Late Night Refreshment for consumption indoors only) shall only take place in the following areas during the authorised hours:
    Auditorium Bowl: 10am to 11.30pm each day
    Ancillary Spaces: Sunday – Thursday 10am to 1am (with 1.30am close), and Friday and Saturday (and Sundays prior to a Bank Holiday) 10am to 2am (with 2.30am close).
    On the Podium: 10am to 10pm.
  • Extended Hours may apply in the Auditorium Bowl and Ancillary Spaces up to 10am (i.e., 24 hours) on a maximum of 25 occasions per year, and for no more than 3 consecutive nights.
  • Any activity in the Ancillary Spaces shall only be authorised after midnight:
    1) Where a ‘Strategy for Ancillary Spaces Use’ has been agreed with the Licensing Authority
    2) Where the total capacity of patrons in the Ancillary Spaces does not exceed 6000 people
    3) For consumption of alcohol indoors only; and
    4) Where Eastland Arena Ltd has undertaken a written risk assessment to consider whether or not under 18s should be permitted entry and/or permitted to remain in the Premises.


A number of conditions had also been amended and agreed, detailed in the sixth supplementary agenda. Following agreements, GMP, Trading Standards, Out of Hours Compliance and 5 of the ward councillors had withdrawn  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.