Hire The Meeting Place at Trafford Ecology Park

Now open ‘The Meeting Place’ is a meeting room with the GREEN wow factor!

Surrounded by the beauty of Trafford Ecology Park, The Meeting Place is a sustainable building available for businesses to hire for meetings, training or events.

It’s location is the perfect getaway to help stimulate creative, innovative thinking and connect with your team.

Trafford Ecology Park is one of Greater Manchester’s most surprising hidden green spaces, you’ll never believe your meeting is in the middle of Trafford Park and less than five minutes away from Media City, or fifteen minutes from Manchester City Centre.

Boardroom layout in The Meeting Place
aughter at The Meeting Place
Informal chat at The Meeting Place

Hire this space

The Meeting Place is perfect for a range of small-scale events from board meetings, presentations and training.

The main space fits between 12-20 people with a welcome area, kitchenette and two bathrooms within the building too.

The building is fully accessible with disabled ramp and toilets.

A range of room styles are available, see this link for options.

As expected, free Wi-Fi, audiovisual equipment and flip charts are all included in the room hire charge.

Fair trade tea and coffee is available in the room plus catering can be arranged from local suppliers upon request (or you can arrange your own if you prefer).

Pricing & discounts

Full day hire – £295 + VAT

Half day hire – £195 + VAT

As stated above, tea & coffee is included in the room hire price, with lunch available at an extra cost.

A 10% discount is available on room hire cost for the VCSE sector (basic evidence required at time of booking)

Corporate volunteering add-on

Why not make your meeting extra fun by adding half a day of corporate volunteering onto your meeting?

Volunteer your time to help maintain Trafford Ecology Park and learn new, hands on skills whilst bonding with your colleagues and connecting with nature.

Our experienced Corporate Project Leads have a fantastic reputation and will work with you in advance of your event to ensure it meets all your needs.


We have a dedicated team on hand to answer any questions or queries that you may have about hiring The Meeting Place.  Please feel for to call on 0161 220 1000 or drop the team an email below and we will be in touch very soon.

Responsible Design

Groundwork’s in-house Chartered Landscape Architects worked with our charity partner Start Creative in Salford to develop a sustainable building design for The Meeting Place.

Together they converted ambitious aspirations into a viable design which could then be implemented by Start Creative, supported by our corporate partners Mace Construction Ltd, BWP, Tree Station, ERM and S+B.

Key features include:

  • Wooden frame design with natural thermal insulating properties.
  • Locally sourced timber from social enterprise The Tree Station or sourced directly from Trafford Ecology Park.
  • Roof tiles made from recycled plastic.
  • Rainwater harvesting system installed; storing and reusing rainwater instead of allowing run-off.
  • Energy generated from solar panels on the roof.