Gilchrist Thomas

The Gilchrist Thomas room is an excellent venue for training courses, meetings and other group-based activities.

Room Layouts

The Gilchrist Thomas Room offers excellent flexibility in terms of different layout options, so whatever style you require, the room can be adapted to suit. Highlighted are several layout options available.

Boardroom layout

Classroom layout

Theatre layout

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

Event catering options include Breakfast Packages, Lunch Packages, Finger Buffet and Hot and Cold Beverages.

To confirm your event catering requirements please contact the Event Management Team.

Private dining is also available in the Council Chamber, and we are happy to discuss specific requirements.

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.