The Forum Centre - your regional business resource
Closer than you think... Only 5 minutes from Manchester Airport, 10 minutes from Stockport, Hale and Didsbury, 15 minutes from Wilmslow, Sale and Altrincham and close to junction 4 of the M56 and the rest of the regional motorway network.
With business needs in mind, the Forum contains various zones each offering different services.
Forum Library - with its Business Information Zone located on the second floor. This offers access to industry-standard online business resources, as well as directories, guides and books.
Opening hours from 5th September 2011
Monday & Tuesday 9.00am to 8.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday CLOSED (Brooklands library open 10am-1pm & 2-5pm)
Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm & 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Lending Library: 0161 227 3770
Reference Library: 0161 935 4043
Situated conveniently off the main concourse are meeting rooms for hire and the Forum Hall - with capacity for up to 1000.
The adaptability of the hall makes it an ideal venue for exhibitions, conferences and seminars, in addition to frequent social and sporting events. A dedicated events pack is available on request.
The meeting rooms can be booked separately (maximum numbers of 50 depending on room specification) or there is the option to combine both to accommodate 100 people.
Meeting room or hall hire: Val Calder 0161 935 4020
A state of the art fitness studio, swimming pool, dance studio and health suite. Business users benefit from a range of membership options.
Corporate membership rates are offered to groups of 10 or more employees from the same organisation and group membership rates available to 5 or more individuals.
A separate membership package offers special rates to use the swimming pool and health suite (sauna and steam room) only.
For more information or to join, simply contact our customer advisor at Forum Leisure with details of your organisation and the number of people to be included. We will recommend the most suitable membership package for your needs.
Leisure facilities and memberships: 0161 935 4020
On site catering for all types of function ranging from small meetings to large conferences and events.
A dedicated catering team is available to prepare a wide range of menus designed specifically for your event. The team will work with you to plan your event and can tailor any package to suit your requirements. Download the latest hospitality menu from the downloads section on the right hand side of this page.
Catering Manager: 0161 935 4053
Training and professional development for employees of small, medium or large businesses.
If you need to develop your staff, increase productivity or morale by enhancing their skills, there is a qualification level to suit. Courses at the Forum run during the day and evening. Alternatively we can deliver training at a time or location to suit you.
Courses have been developed in partnership with relevant employers such as Manchester Airport, Wythenshawe Hospital and more recently the logistics and retail industry. These specialist courses are tailored to meet the specific requirements of these business sectors.
Training for: business administration, management and professional, customer service, logistics including warehousing and distribution, ICT, retail and legislative requirements including health and safety.
Forum Learning: 0161 935 4080
Includes a modern NHS Walk-In centre offering treatment for minor emergencies, GP practices, podiatry, dentistry and a variety of specialist clinics.
If you're based locally you can take advantage of services offered at one of the most up-to-date health centres in the region. Reduced waiting times and a wide range of services are central to Forum Health's philosophy. In addition to GP practices serving local residents and various specialist clinics, there are seven dentistry suites and three podiatry treatment rooms. Open until 6.00pm Monday to Friday and until 9.00pm at weekends and bank holiday, the NHS Walk-In Centre provides nurse-led treatment for minor injuries and ailments as well as advice and information.
Forum Health: 0161 435 3694
A purpose built 100-place nursery for children from 3 months to 5 years.
If you are returning to work or training, struggling with existing childcare arrangements or simply need a little time for yourself and you feel that your child would benefit from the stimulation and experience that a good nursery can offer then this could be the solution for you.
Parents and carers are invited to visit the bright and stimulating nursery. There are plenty of opportunities for play alongside age related and structured activities geared to the needs of the national curriculum with fun activities in rooms designed for different age groups.
Open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm all year round, Forum Nursery offers full and part time places at affordable prices. Childcare vouchers are accepted and we offer a 10% discount for siblings.
Fees include nappies, food and formula milk - everything a child needs when they are at a nursery.
As Neighbourhood Nursery parents can get up to 70% of fees paid through the working tax credit scheme. The nursery education grant is available for three and four year olds.
You don't need to be a user of the Forum for your child to get a place but many free places are available for parents on courses at Forum Learning (subject to availability).
If you would like a place for your child please call the nursery to arrange a visit.
Nursery Manager: 0161 436 8337