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The Matford Centre

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2. Centre information


  • purpose built for exhibitions, conferences, product launches, concerts and events
  • 2300 sq metre column-free exhibition space
  • able to accommodate events for up to 1,500 people
  • conference facilities and meeting rooms
  • spacious, front-of-house area for easy registration of visitors
  • concourse 'ceiling' height 4 metres
  • overhead radiant heating
  • wall and overhead power points
  • 3 phase electricity
  • excellent natural light
  • fork lift truck available on site

Parking and access

  • high roller door  4.26 metres wide x 4.57 metres high
  • direct access for lorries and vans into main display area from car parks to ensure easy loading/unloading
  • parking and other uses include outdoor trade fairs, fairground attractions etc
  • level site with 4 parking areas
  • tarmac service roads suitable for HGVs
  • suitable for erection of marquees
  • parking for 2000 cars incorporating space for coaches and commercial vehicles

Conference facilities

Our Meeting/Conference Rooms include:

  • free parking
  • level access
  • unlimited hot/cold drinks and biscuits
  • projector and screen
  • flipcharts

Catering for meetings can be arranged, and a buffet menu is available. Evening meetings are available on request on 01392 665930 or 


The Studio

Seats a maximum of 100 delegates and can be laid out as a Theatre, Classroom, Boardroom or open space for fitness classes or clubs.

  • Theatre style layout: Max 100 delegates
  • Boardroom layout: Max 50 delegates
  • Classroom layout: Max 60 delegates
  • Open space: Max 70 delegates
The Studio hire rates
Full day hireHalf day hire
Under 20 delegates: £200 Under 20 delegates: £150
21-30 delegates: £250 21-30 delegates: £175
31-40 delegates: £300 31-40 delegates: £225
41 or more delegates: £350  41 or more delegates: £250


The Boardroom

Seats a maximum of 50 delegates and can be laid out as a Theatre, Classroom or Boardroom.

  • Theatre style layout: Max 50 delegates
  • Boardroom layout: Max 24 delegates
  • Classroom layout: Max 30 delegates
The Boardroom hire rates
Full day hireHalf day hire
Under 20 delegates: £150 Under 20 delegates: £100
21-30 delegates: £200 21-30 delegates: £125
31 or more delegates: £250 31 or more delegates: £150


The Small Meeting Room

Seats a maximum of 6 delegates and can be laid out as a Boardroom or a space for interviews.

  • Boardroom layout: Max 6 delegates
The Small Meeting Room hire rates
Full day hireHalf day hire
£70 £50


Support services

  • photocopying
  • free Wi-fi access
  • security
  • accommodation service with city hotels and nearby country inns

Restaurant and catering facilities

We are pleased to offer a full catering service for conferences, meetings that will suit your needs. Catering is provided in conjunction with our partners Stockmans.