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Solent Conference Centre

Solent University, The Spark, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0YN
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Solent Conference Centre offers facilities across both?the Spark Building and Solent Sports Complex. The Spark offers innovative facilities, all proudly sat within Solent University’s £30 million building. Our conferencing facilities include, lecture theatre hire and event space.

In addition our Solent Sports Complex?offers state-of-the-art sporting facilities, large scale exhibition space and even a roof-top terrace. Our Solent Sports Complex newly opened in May 2019 offering state-of-the-art general purpose gyms, fitness studios and two sports halls making it an ideal location for team building with a wealth of facilities on offer. Our leafy city centre location overlooks Southampton’s East Park and benefits from excellent links with motorways, buses, taxis, trains and two local airports.?

Whether you are hosting an exhibition, conference, training session or social function, our attention-grabbing central atrium and cutting-edge conference facilities are sure to bring a genuine wow-factor to your event.?

Hawthorn Suite
Max Capacity 100
Rates from £83.00

Located on the third floor, our Hawthorn Suite can be divided into two meeting rooms and comes with a dedicated hospitality area for refreshments or lunch.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 72
Boardroom 38
Cabaret 64
Classroom 24
Reception 100
Theatre 100
U-Shape 36
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Willow Room
Max Capacity 48
Rates from £47.00

Our meeting rooms have views out to the city and come with a shared hospitality area for breakout sessions

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 27
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 24
Classroom 8
Reception 48
Theatre 48
U-Shape 15
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Maple Room
Max Capacity 56
Rates from £47.00

Our meeting rooms have views out to the city and come with a shared hospitality area for breakout sessions

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 36
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 32
Classroom 12
Reception 56
Theatre 56
U-Shape 18
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Silver Birch Suite
Max Capacity 100
Rates from £83.00

Located on the second floor, the Silver Birch Suite can also be divided into two meeting rooms and has a dedicated hospitality area for lunch.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 72
Boardroom 38
Cabaret 64
Classroom 24
Reception 100
Theatre 100
U-Shape 36
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Beech Room
Max Capacity 48
Rates from £47.00

Our meeting rooms have views out to the city and come with a shared hospitality area for breakout sessions

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 27
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 24
Classroom 8
Reception 48
Theatre 48
U-Shape 15
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Oak Room
Max Capacity 56
Rates from £47.00

Our meeting rooms have views out to the city and come with a shared hospitality area for breakout sessions

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 36
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 32
Classroom 12
Reception 56
Theatre 56
U-Shape 18
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Jane Austen Lecture Theatre
Max Capacity 202
Rates from £93.00

Our 202 seater lecture theatre is a traditional lecture theatre with a difference. It offers a contemporary approach to lectures and presentations with state of the art technology, split screen viewing compatibility and a dedicated green room.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Theatre 202
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Palmerston Lecture Theatre
Max Capacity 150
Rates from £93.00

Primed for immersive teaching and presentation, our Harvard-style lecture theatre seats 150 for an intimate lecture experience.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Theatre 150
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The Atrium
Max Capacity 400
Rates from £300.00

The centre piece of The Spark building is the show stopping Atrium - stretching the full height of the building and featuring an eye-catching floating 'pod', open galleries and walkways.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 320
Cabaret 300
Dinner Dance 320
Reception 400
Theatre 300
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The Pod
Max Capacity 55
Rates from £83.00

The unique and multi-functional 'Pod' is suspended in the centre of the atrium. It features a full-size lecture theatre and an open-topped viewing platform with fantastic views into East Park – perfect for immersive teaching, team building and commercial events.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 32
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 28
Reception 55
Theatre 55
U-Shape 18
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The Bridge
Max Capacity 55
Rates from £83.00

Guests can also hire the space on top of The Pod, known as The Bridge. With stunning extended views of The Atrium, this space is perfect for hosting a drinks reception before heading into The Pod for a presentation or meeting. 

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 24
Cabaret 20
Reception 55
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Whitebeam Suite
Max Capacity 120
Rates from £83.00

Overlooking and attached to The Atrium, The Whitebeam Suite offers flexible space for buffets, private dining, social gatherings and receptions.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 80
Cabaret 70
Reception 120
Theatre 100
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Whitebeam Hospitality Area
Max Capacity 50
Rates from £47.00

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 50
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Whitebeam Boardroom
Max Capacity 40
Rates from £47.00

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 36
Reception 40
Theatre 40
U-Shape 14
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