Alec Hunter Academy

Facilities for Hire

The Learning Village, which has two venue options; the Hunter Suite with computer stations and boardroom style setting, and the Broadoaks Suite with its beautifully laid out wooden floor that offers a wide multi-use option.

A large main hall, equipped with a large stage area and viewing balcony, seating 300 persons theatre style.

Sporting facilities including a sports hall, gym, tennis courts and large outside space providing one rugby, and three football pitches.  We also have the option of classrooms and specialist areas such as food technology, dining hall and dance studio.

Located in the East of Braintree with direct access to the A120, Alec Hunter venues is an ideal choice to deliver your training course, community group activity or event.

The Hunter Suite 

The Hunter suite has 20 computers (with internet access), around the outside of the room, complete with a tutor computer, projector, interactive whiteboard and desk. You can also add extra tables around the outside, running parallel with the computers for additional non-computer work stations. 

The Broadoaks Suite 

The Broadoaks Suite is a very versatile room that can be used for workshops, conferences and training style lettings or community meetings. The Broadoaks Suite can also be hired for dance, martial arts and other wellbeing activities. 

For customers requiring stationery resources or bottled water on the tables, there is an additional cost. However, the use of the flip chart, lectern, wireless microphone and sweets for the table are complimentary.

Both rooms have FREE Wifi access.

We also have a galley kitchen that hirers can access, using their own refreshments. Alternatively, hirers can make use of the Alec Hunter catering services. Further details are available when booking.


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Monday - Thursday


Monday - Thursday

Hunter Suite (ICT)





Hunter Suite (without computer use)





Broadoaks Suite(Conference- with furniture)





Broadoaks Suite(Activities- without furniture)





 Meeting Room





Additional Equipment -Portable PA System, Wireless Headset Microphone

£13.20 monthly

£13.20 monthly

£13.20 monthly

£13.20 monthly

  • Technician Support - Included in room hire between 8.30am and 4.30pm
  • Photocopying available on request.


Hospitality Prices 


A variety of juices and bottled water


Coffee & English Tea











A – Selection of Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit & Juice


B – Selection of Sandwiches, Sausage Rolls, Vol-au-vents, Chicken Nibbles, Crisps, Fresh Fruit & Juice


C – Selection of Sandwiches, Sausage Rolls, Vol-au-vents, Chicken Nibbles, Crisps, Quiche, Gateaux/Cake Selection, Fresh Fruit & Juice


We aim to cater for all your dietary needs therefore we require two weeks notice on all hospitality bookings.