Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square)

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Courts of Justice
Crown Square
M3 3FL

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Counter open

Monday to Friday 9am to 3:30pm (Enquiries outside of these hours may be directed to the Criminal Listing/Crown Office Section on the second floor)

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm


0161 954 1800

(Automated Switchboard)

0161 954 1702 / 1703

(Reception Desk)

Witness service
0300 332 1269

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0161 954 1800.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building.  The nearest public car parks are: 1) NCP Manchester Bridge Street 2) NCP Manchester Spinningfields, New Quay Street 3) XYZ Car Park, New Court Street Full details available on the car park websites.

Disabled access

This building has ramp access at specific entrances.  There are lifts available to all floors and the majority of courtrooms have level access.  If you have a hearing coming up and wish to discuss your specific needs, please contact the court.

Hidden disabilities

This site supports the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme. Lanyards relating to the scheme are available upon request at the court.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Lanyards available on request.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing Loop

Most of the courtrooms have built in enhancement systems and portable hearing enhancement systems are also available.  Please contact the court prior to your hearing to discuss possible issues or ask your solicitor to notify the court.

Security arch

For safety and security, all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter the building.  We have a security arch.  Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.


Lifts are available in this building to access all three floors.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available within this building.

Disabled toilet

Accessible toilets are available within this building.


A public cafeteria is available on the ground floor between 9am and 2pm for refreshments.

Interview room

There are 28 consultation/interview rooms available across all three floors of a variety of sizes.  Lockable rooms for longer trials are available to the legal profession on a first come first served basis.  Please contact the Usher Manager via telephone or email.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available at this court.  A breastfeeding room is available on the 3rd floor.

Video facilities

Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available by prior arrangement.  Please contact the Usher Manager via telephone or email.

Wireless network connection

Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the building.  Please speak to a member of court staff to obtain the password.

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Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square)

This location handles

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Court codes for legal professionals

Crown Court location code: 435

DX: 702538 Manchester 11

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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