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Solent Conference Centre is proud to sit within Solent University’s new £30 million building, The Spark. 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, The Spark’s attention-grabbing central atrium and cutting-edge conference facilities are sure to bring a genuine wow-factor to your event.

You can explore our new venue using the links below, or get in touch via the form at the bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

Southampton Solent University Conference Centre are Academic Venue Award 2017 winners for best conference venue


Fresh menus

Whether it’s a working lunch, gala dinner, drinks reception or wedding, our state-of-the-art hospitality kitchen can produce show-stopping menus for all dietary needs. 

From light lunches to sit-down meals, delegates can enjoy a range of food produced with local and ethically sourced ingredients by our Sodexo Prestige chefs. All our conference suites also come with a dedicated hospitality area where delegates can be served unlimited barista style tea and coffee while enjoying a view of the atrium.  

Private dining

A new venture for Solent Conference Centre is The Whitebeam Suite, where formal menus can be pre-booked and prepared for clients who are hosting a networking breakfast, working lunch or dinner.

Café and shop

The East Park Deli is located at the front of the building and offers guests a range of grab-and-go food options, as well as access to a convenience store.

View menu


24-hour delegate package

Our excellent relationships with local hotel partners mean we are able to manage all our delegates’ accommodation needs and offer packages that suit a range of budgets.

Our 24-hour delegate package includes a three course dinner in The Whitebeam Suite.

Group accommodation

During the summer months we can offer groups of six or more accommodation in our Lucia Foster Welch student residence. 

Located just a short walk from Ocean Village and the city’s waterfront, the area boasts an array of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Getting back to your accommodation at the end of the day won’t be a problem - Lucia Foster Welch is only a 15-minute walk away from the city centre, Solent Conference Centre and the main University campus.

Summer accommodation hire

Talk to us

  • We will keep in touch with you via email and, if you have provided your mobile number, SMS and phone call. We will only contact you with information relevant to your enquiry, special offers, and general University updates. For more information on how your data is stored, used and shared view our privacy notice ( If you want to talk to us, before finalising your booking, about how we use your data and let us know how you would prefer to keep in touch, please contact us either via email at or phone us 023 8201 3039.

Solent Conference Centre

The Spark, Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 0YN

Telephone: 023 8201 5757

How to find the Solent Conference Centre

  • The waiting staff were very courteous and  informative, welcoming.

    Laura Atherton - Oceania Cruises

  • The event co-ordinators are extremely helpful and friendly and have gone out of their way to try to accommodate our needs.

    NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group

  • The food was excellent and I like the way it was set up.

    Kim Symonds - Hanson Aggregates Marine

  • The food was delicious!

    Kerry Smith, Raymond Brown

  • "Just wanted to say what a totally magical evening you provided for us all. Everything was just perfect."


  • "Despite throwing up numerous challenges in terms of changing numbers, timings and catering requirements, the team deliver everything we need whatever the weather and ensure that we are well looked after. All with a smile."

    Santander Corporate and Commercial Bank

  • "I've been Secretary of the Group for the last twelve years and I know that it's one thing that I count on when planning our seasons of events is that we have an excellent working relationship with Solent Conference Centre."

    The UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport