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Above: Available for hire, The POD Meeting Room at our main Rush Green campus

Spaces to Hire

Sharing our facilities with our community

As a hub for our community, we are keen to share our facilities with members of the public. You do not have to be a student at Barking & Dagenham College to benefit from facilities that include:

  -  a Library;

  -  Fitness Centre;

  -  The Chef's Hat Restaurant;

  -  A Coffee Shop;

  -  Two Beauty Salons, The Salon at Rush Green and The Salon 2 at the Technical Skills Academy

  -  Headjogs Hair Academy & Salon at the Technical Skills Academy  

In addition, a number of our spaces are available for business and private hire both at our main Rush Green campus, and at the Technical Skills Academy in Barking town centre.

Conference Suite (Rush Green campus) 

Our Conference Suite is a large, modern and versatile space. It has a maximum capacity of 200 and is available in various configurations including Banquet, Classroom and Theatre. It is ideal for meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences, training days and other similar events.

The Conference Suite features:

  -  Two Projectors with Overhead Projection Screens

  -  Lectern featuring a computer and a fixed microphone

  -  Full Audio-Visual System (including hand-held microphones)

  -  Free On-Site Parking

  -  Disabled Access

  -  Dedicated Bathroom Facilities

  -  Ceiling to Floor Windows to Provide Natural Light

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Boardroom (Rush Green Campus) 

With capacity for 18 (seated) this air-conditioned room has floor-to-ceiling glass walls on two sides and features full presentation facilities, making it ideal for training sessions, seminars, meetings or small drinks receptions. The Boardroom is situated at the front of our Rush Green campus, as part of our first floor Executive Suite, and overlooks the front garden. The Boardroom features:

  -  52" TV with computer, internet connection, WiFi keyboard and mouse

  -  Large glass boardroom table (fixed)

  -  Air-conditioning and heating


Lecture Theatre at the Technical Skills Academy  in Barking town centre (next door to Asda)

With a capacity for 100 theatre-style, and 60 in cabaret style, this light and airy room has full audio-visual capabilities.   

The Lecture Theatre is available during college holidays only - you can check our term dates via this link.  For more information about hiring the Lecture Theatre, or one of our smaller rooms at the Technical Skills Academy, please call Gill Mills on 020 3667 0501.

Refectory (Rush Green Campus) 

Our largest space, the Refectory, is the perfect combination of practicality and elegance. In a Banquet-Style layout, you can comfortably seat 200 people with space to spare. There is a bar which you can use to serve your own drinks and a dedicated food serving area. It is perfect for Weddings, Birthday Parties and other Large Events especially ones where food is to be served.

The Refectory Features:

  -  Dedicated Food-Serving Area

  -  A Bar to serve your own drinks

  -  Free On-Site Parking

  -  Bathroom Facilities

  -  Large Floor-Space ideal for a dancefloor

  -  Carpeted Section perfect as a Kids Play Room

  -  Round and Square Tables

  -  Doors opening onto our partially sheltered piazza


The POD Meeting Room (Rush Green Campus) 

With capacity for 12 (seated) this glass-walled modern meeting room is ideal for business meetings, presentations, or small training sessions. The POD meeting room features:

  -  Large free-standing TV monitor which can be connected to a laptop for presentations

  -  Wi-Fi access

  -  Large glass boardroom table (fixed)

  -  Close to main car parks


We can offer a variety of classrooms for teaching, training and meetings. With capacity of 20 - 25 in each, the rooms feature:

  -  AV equipment including overhead projector and PC with internet access

  -  White board

  -  Tables and chairs

Sports Hall (Rush Green Campus) 

594 m2 of pure fun, the Sports Hall offers a large floor space, high ceilings and lots of versatility. It can be used for sports and activities for after-school clubs, company away days or 5-aside tournaments. Alternatively, it can be transformed into a banqueting suite with a capacity of 100 people.

The Sports Hall Features:

  -  Marked out Sports Courts

  -  Access to Sports Equipment (Fees Apply)

  -  Chairs and Tables available on Request

  -  Bathroom Facilities

  -  Disabled Access

  -  Free On-Site Parking

Dance Studio (Rush Green Campus) 

With a sprung wooden floor, mirrored wall, and a ballet barre on 2 walls, this Studio can accommodate a maximum of 50 people. It can be used for fitness classes or rehearsals, but would also be suitable for meetings and small parties or social events. The Studio offers:

  -  Access to sports equipment (additional fees may apply)

  -  Folding chairs and trestle tables, available on request

To enquire about availability and costs please contact our Commercial Team via phone: 0203 667 0309 / 0203 667 7077 / 0203 667 0048 or e-mail: 


Find our more about hiring our facilities

You can hire our spaces for private and business use, from social events to conferences and team planning.
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To enquire about availability and costs call
us on 020 3667 0309 / 0048.