Become a tenant

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

Be part of our iconic landmark, The Forum. Our convenient city centre location means we get plenty of footfall, and our year round programme of events and festivals attracts a diverse range of audiences and customers. Now, we're looking for new tenants to be part of The Forum, in a ground floor unit next to popular Cafe Bar Marzano.  

The Forum is managed by independent charity The Forum Trust, and is home to the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium LibraryCitizens Advice Bureau Norwich, PizzaExpressCafé Bar Marzano, and BBC East.  

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 2023/24£8,510
Sinking fund 2023/24£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 separate 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. 

  • High footfall.

  • Expert customer services team & security personnel.

  • City centre location.

  • Vibrant atmosphere.

  • Accessible building.


Teresa Wood, Head of Estates

Email: [email protected]  

Tel: 01603 727965

“GF5 has been the perfect space for our NHS Health Checks Service. Our service model relies on ‘walk in’ business and the prominent location in the Forum means that we get lots of visitors! The main area in GF5 is both spacious and welcoming, making it perfect for engaging with the public. The free listings on the Forum website and support from the excellent marketing team have been invaluable in helping us attract participants and grow our service”

Daniel D’cruz Service Manager, NHS Health Checks Norfolk