Become a tenant

A ground floor unit at The Forum is available for lease.

The Forum, managed by independent charity The Forum Trust, is one of the most successful Millennium Projects in the UK. It opened in November 2001 and has become an iconic landmark and meeting place in the historic centre of Norwich. 

The Forum is the home of the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium LibraryCitizens Advice Bureau Norwich, PizzaExpressCafé Bar Marzano, and BBC East.  

Each day visitors enjoy an eclectic mix of events and activities, food and drink, information services and the most popular public library in the UK. Organisations from across the region host events inside and outside the building - from markets, fairs and exhibitions to community celebrations, charity events and live performances.  

Ground floor unit (GF5)

LocationGround Floor of The Forum, on the right hand side between the Customer Services Desk and Café Bar Marzano
Area976 sq ft / 90.69 sq m
Rent        Available on application
Service charge 2022/23£8,510
Sinking fund 2022/23£1,834
Buildings insurance£181 in 2021-22
RatesPayable direct by tenant
UtilitiesRe-charged by landlord
CleaningTenant responsible for their area


The unit includes three small interview rooms and is serviced with a small kitchenette and a toilet. 

Service charge includes the common areas that are divided between all the occupants of the building – these include management, building and grounds maintenance, water, external cleaning, cleaning of common areas, access control and security alarms etc.   

Sinking fund costs are divided equally between all the occupants and include repair, replacement or renewal of fire alarm detection, lightening protection, roof etc as well as larger capital projects such as plant room, air conditioning, lifts etc. 

Additional benefits 

  • Reduced hire costs for The Forum Gallery, Atrium, Auditorium and The View. 
  • Availability of city centre car parking at The Forum at an individual per space cost. 
  • Use of secure, covered cycle park. 
  • Tenants benefit from concessionary rates at Pizza Express and Marzano Café Bar. 


Teresa Wood, Head of Estates


Tel: 01603 727965