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Harris Building

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The architect Henry Cheers designed the Harris Building which originally accommodated the Harris Institute in 1882. The Building has a number of period features and is an ideal venue for organisers who require a meeting or training venue conveniently located in the Preston City Centre. Meeting rooms have natural daylight and the building offers a range of flexible rooms that can be used in a variety of layouts ways, such as classroom, boardroom, U-shape or theatre style. All of these rooms are suitable for training, small meetings or as syndicate rooms. The theatre has excellent acoustics making it a popular choice for conferences, AGMs and award ceremonies. There is a flat-floored area at the front of the theatre with presentation lectern. Specialist Rooms include an IT computer suite and the Moot Court Room. This purpose built court room enables people to participate in simulated court proceedings and mock trials.

  • Preston City Campus
  • Over 17 x meeting/training rooms with natural daylight
  • 1 x presentation theatre
  • 2 x computer IT suites
  • 1 x mock court room
  • Free WI-FI available on request
  • Highly experienced technical team on site
  • Lifts to floors
  • Disabled accessible
  • Close to Livesey House and situated on Corporation Street
  • Ideal for training, conferences, meetings and presentations


Room Capacities

  • Large Meeting Room: U-Shape 45, Boardroom 45, Classroom 70, Cabaret 45
  • Medium Meeting Room: U-Shape 22, Boardroom 30, Classroom 50, Cabaret 35
  • Small Meeting Rooms/Interview Rooms: U-Shape 10, Boardroom 18, Classroom 30
  • Computer Suites: Up to Classroom 21
  • Theatre: maximum 112
  • Court Room: 54

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Associated Items

  • Moot Court Room

    Moot Court Room

    This purpose built Moot Court Room enables people to participate in simulated court proceedings and mock trials.
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    • Manufacturer: Purpose built
    • Organisational Unit: Lancashire Law School

Item ID #70.

Last Updated: 9th August, 2017