COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

Sid Watkins Building Education Centre - Room hire

The Education Centre in the Sid Watkins Building is a fantastic venue for your event or meeting. 

We strive to achieve continued excellence through the delivery of exceptional service and customer care. We offer bespoke packages in our adaptable facilities which accommodate groups large or small, with an array of modern and versatile seminar rooms.   

SWB atrium

The Education Centre is located within the Sid Watkins Building, newly opened in January 2015 and named after Professor Sid Watkins, a Liverpool neurosurgeon who was at the forefront of Formula 1 safety for more than 30 years.   

A purpose-built training and conference facility, every room within the Education Centre is equipped with the most up-to-date High-Definition AV technology which is compatible with all laptops and other IT equipment. Catering is provided by our onsite provider, ISS, which provides flexible packages, including hot and cold food.   

Our dedicated and professional Education Centre staff are on hand to guide you through your booking and event from start to finish. 

Please see below for room specifications and prices. Note: whilst social distancing remains in place, the maximum number of delegates per room are much lower than what is stated below.

Lecture Theatre

Seating up to 100 delegates lecture style, the room is equipped with a large projector screen and two additional state of the art Prowise 84” interactive screens. Video conferencing facilities and a hearing loop system are available. The Lecture Theatre is a flexible space and can be set up in multiple ways as well as used as a combined option for larger events. Floor to ceiling windows run along the length of the room, creating a light and airy atmosphere. The Lecture Theatre is the largest room in our suite, making it the perfect location for your event.

Training Rooms 1 and 2

Available to be booked as one large room (seating up to 30 lecture style), this versatile space is also available to be split into two rooms for smaller, more intimate events (seating up to 10 board room style), with a state of the art Prowise 65” interactive screen in each of the rooms.

OSCE Room 1 

Suitable for lectures, meetings, training and other events, OSCE Room 1 can seat 10 – 25 people depending on layout chosen. Included is a state of the art Prowise 70” HD interactive screen. 

OSCE Rooms 2 and 3

OSCE Rooms 2 and 3 can be booked independently as small meeting (seating up to 12) rooms or breakout rooms.  If hosting a large event where multiple breakout rooms are required, the interconnecting OSCE Rooms are ideal for this use.  Alternatively, the OSCE Rooms are the perfect layout to be used as mock clinical examination rooms. Included in each room is a state of the art Prowise 70” interactive screen.

Clinical Skills Room 

Our multi-disciplinary Clinical Skills Room is available for hire for practical skills training and events, in addition to other seminars and meetings.  The room can seat 25 lecture style. Included is a state of the art Prowise 70” interactive screen. 

Refreshment area

Our purpose-built Common Room is the ideal area for use as a reception space and for catered events.  The Common Room is available for use (subject to availability) free of charge alongside a reservation for one of our training / meeting rooms. 

Floor plan

Floor plan

Room information and pricing

 

Room 

Capacity 

Air conditioning 

Price (per full day) 

Lecture Theatre 

100 lecture style 

50 cabaret style 

Yes 

£325 

 

Training Room 1 and 2 

30 lecture style 

20 boardroom 

Yes 

£250 (£130 if using either room as a single room) 

OSCE Room 1 

25 lecture style 

15 U-shape 

No 

£170 

OSCE Room 2 

12 boardroom 

No 

£130 

OSCE Room 3 

12 boardroom 

No 

£130 

Clinical Skills Room 

25 lecture style 

Yes 

£200 

  • Reduced rates offered for part day bookings.  Prices quoted are for Mon-Fri bookings between the hours of 8am to 5pm.  Evening and weekend bookings are available at a 25% surcharge.  
  • Additional charges applicable for use of any skills equipment. 
  • Use of Common Room is free of charge with reservation of other room, however, this is subject to availability. 

To enquire about room hire or for further information please contact Donna Brennan on EducationRoomBookings@thewatoncentre.nhs.uk  

 

Page last updated: 31 December 2021