Gilchrist Thomas

The Gilchrist Thomas room can comfortably accommodate up to 24 delegates providing an excellent venue for training courses, meetings and other group-based activities.

Room Layouts

The Gilchrist Thomas room is best suited to a boardroom, classroom or theatre layout.

Capacity - 18
Boardroom layout capacity of 18 available

Capacity - 8
Classroom layout capacity of 8 available

Capacity - 24
Theatre layout capacity of 24 available

Room Booking

This room is available to book for either half-day or full-day events, it may also be available for hourly rate bookings. If you have other requirements, please contact our events team to discuss this.

The times for full-day and half-day bookings are shown below.

Full-day 8.00am -  5.00pm
Half-day (Options) 8.00am - 12.30pm
1.00pm -  5.00pm
10.00am - 2.00pm (Subject to availability)

To make an enquiry, or for any additional information, please complete the Room Enquiry form by clicking on the button below.

Room Enquiry

Alternatively, please contact us on 01642 382000 or email us at

Equipment and Facilities

A range of support equipment is supplied for your event including:

  • LCD screen or projector
  • Flip charts
  • WiFi
  • Portable Hearing System

Catering and Refreshments

We also offer catering services which can include either hot or cold refreshment packages. The standard catering options are outlined on the Hospitality Menu. All refreshment packages can be specifically designed for any special dietary requirements, so if you have any special needs please or require a bespoke catering service, just let the team know.

Client Testimonials


Excellent access links and free on-site parking for more than 200 cars make the Materials Processing Institute one of the most convenient venues in the Tees Valley to hold meetings or events.

Located next to the A66 near Middlesbrough, we are close to regional and national road and rail networks and close to Teesside and Newcastle international airports.