The Gateway Centre was officially opened by the HRH Duke of Gloucester on the 2nd October 2002.

The original project was funded by the Dfes & New Opportunities Fund, the Gateway concept was to provide access to the community to ICT training, advice and assessments, and balance those activities with income from commercial activity. By providing a high quality conference and meeting space, the Gateway set out to be a model for sustainability. And that’s exactly what it did…


The Gateway Centre is a fully accessible venue with level access to all ground floor Conference Suites and a full sized lift with voice control to all first floor suites. The main entrance to the centre has a gentle slope from the doors to the reception desk. The main front doors are fully automatic and the reception area has a hearing loop system. Adaptive Toilets are situated on the first and ground floors. All internal signage are tactile and all staff have had disability awareness training.

Further information can found about the Centre’s accessibility at:

The Team:

Our team of trained and accredited staff is one of the Gateway’s most outstanding assets. From your initial enquiry to meeting and greeting guests and technical support you can be assured you will receive the warmest welcome and on-hand assistance before, during and after your event.


The Gateway Centre has limited parking on site for disabled drivers and also short stay spaces for drop off and deliveries. Car parking is available immediately surrounding The Gateway Centre from £3.50 per day opposite us on Norton Street. However it is extremely popular with city workers and fills up quickly.  You can now use the Burgess Street “Contract Only” car park as long as you buy a ticket from the pay and display machines nearby. The availability of spaces at these external sites cannot be guaranteed.  Parking is available at multi-storey car parks at both St Johns Centre ( L1 1LQ) and Queens Square Q Park ( L1 1RH), which are approximately 7 minutes walk from Gateway.  Alternatively parking is available at The Liner Hotel ( L3 5QB) which can be booked 24 hours in advance.  Finally, another close parking area is underneath the flyover at the rear of the World Museum/library on Hunter Street which is a city council pay and display.  If at all possible come at least the last leg by public transport.

Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to ensure our customers always get the best and aim to exceed their expectations by providing conference facilities of the highest standard through our attention to detail and professional friendly support.