Hire space

From October 2019, the Ground Floor and the Vaults of the Observer Building will be available for hire.

View ground floor plan and vaults floor plan

Left: Ground floor; Right: Vaults

If you’re interested in hiring the space, please complete the form at the bottom of this page with as much information as possible. A member of the team will be in touch to discuss your hire. Look at what space to hire available in our calendar.

Regretfully, at this point in the project we can only support events involving food, drink or loud music unless the hire is for 1 month or more. This is because we need to apply for a temporary events notice for each individual event. 

Ground floor day rate

  • £82 – £150 depending on how much electricity you use and how much cleaning up is required afterwards
  • Additional days cost between £51 and £86 for the same reasons
  • If you require a security presence, a daily clean up or for our staff to be present there will be additional costs added

Vaults day rate

  • £63 -£134 depending on how much electricity you use and how much cleaning up is required afterwards
  • Additional days cost between £18 and £55 depending for the same reasons
  • If you require a security presence, a daily clean up or for our staff to be present there will be additional costs added

Monthly rate on both spaces

  • Between £1500 to £2000 depending on how much electricity you use and how much cleaning up is required afterwards
  • If you require a security presence, a daily clean up or for our staff to be present there will be additional costs added

All prices are exclusive of VAT. 

What we need from you

  • A signed Hirers Agreement document and Terms of Hire, which you will receive from us once we have agreed to hire you space
  • Evidence of how you will manage risk at your event
  • Your Public Liability Insurance certificate or similar
  • A £30 deposit in exchange for a key, which will be returned at the end of your hire on inspection of the space


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