I'm also living in Greater Manchester (near Worsley). Are you a Manchester local or a migrant like me? It's great that there are others interested in the Theravada nearby!
Have you ever heard of (or met/studied/practiced with) the Samatha trust? They have a building near Didsbury but I can't remember specifically where... maybe Chorlton? Anyway, there's a rather nice shrine room there with a very interesting motif on the walls. I'm been a few times but it's a bit of a distance for me so I tend to practice at home.
There is also the Manchester Buddhist Centre (FWBO / Triratna Buddhist Order (?)) near Shudehill. Don't let the FWBO label scare you off, they have a very well stocked library open to the public and two shrine rooms, one of which you can use throughout the day. Also, they run meditation classes (I found these very useful!).
You probably know about these already, but if not I hope I've been helpful. Do you know of any other Buddhist meeting places in the local area?
Anyway, welcome to Dhammawheel
. I hope you benefit from this place as much as I have/do