Latton Bush Centre

The Latton Bush Centre, managed by Harlow Council, provides accommodation for businesses, voluntary organisations, NHS services and community groups. Facilities are also available to hire for conferences, training, workshops, exhibitions, dance classes and other functions.

The Latton Bush Centre is the home to tenants that include: The Griffon Day Nursery, Harlow Tennis Association, Griffin Bowls Club, Home-Start Harlow, Alzheimer’s Society, Age Concern, The Counselling and Life Management Centre (CALM), The Dance Centre, South Essex Partnership Trust and Community Mental Health.

The main reception is fully staffed from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, evenings and weekends are manned by one of our Duty Stewards. The Latton Bush Centre opens its doors at 7.30am and closes at 10.00pm Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm Saturday. We are closed on Sundays and public/bank holidays. The period between Christmas and New Year operates at reduced hours. The Latton Bush Centre has ample free parking on site and a cafe with free Wi-Fi.

Conference centre room hire

The centre provides the following rooms offering full conference and audiovisual facilities:

Office space and light industrial units to let

Studios for hire

The Latton Bush Centre also has two studio rooms, which can be hired for dance classes, drama and community groups. Both studios have access to fresh running water, are approximately 100 square metres in size and accommodate 30-40 delegates depending on what type of activity they are being used for. 

  • Studio 1 - has a self contained kitchenette area plus a selection of tables/chairs, this room can also be cleared for dance/drama groups.
  • Studio 2 - is air conditioned has wooden sprung flooring and large mirrors on the wall which makes it extremely popular for exercise classes.

Latton Bush Centre concession hire rate criteria

Harlow Council has over time developed a set of criteria to be used where groups are benefiting from the subsidised use of Harlow Council facilities. These criteria have recently been reviewed in line with the Council’s revised Corporate Strategy and a review of Grant Aid. The criteria are neither exhaustive nor exclusive, and are subject to review in line with the objectives of Harlow Council. Concession room hire guidelines are that to qualify organisations must be community group/registered charity or not for profit.

The policy at the centre has in recent years become very broad and encompassed many national charities.  For peak time (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm) only those organisations who meet the above criteria will be afforded the subsidised rates. Therefore national charities will no longer qualify for subsidised rates at peak times, applications for subsidies will be considered for evenings and weekends, if the event will benefit residents or those employed in the Harlow area.

Contact details

Latton Bush Centre
Southern Way
Harlow
CM18 7BL
Tel: 01279 446080
Fax: 01279 446464
Email: lbc.bookings@harlow.gov.uk