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Solent Conference Centre is proud to sit within Southampton 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 some 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.

Meeting rooms

Our range of fully-catered meeting rooms are ideal for client meetings, sales presentations or team away-days.

The Pod

The Pod contains a full-sized lecture theatre and an open-topped viewing platform with fantastic views over East Park.

The Atrium

Our full-height atrium is the centrepiece of the brand-new Spark building. The space is perfect for drinks receptions, shows and large events.

The Whitebeam

The Whitebeam Suite, located at the rear of The Atrium, offers guests a range of formal and informal dining options.

Interactive learning space

Guests can make use of the latest audio/visual equipment.

Day delegate package

Solent Conference Centre offers competitively-priced day delegate, and 24-hour delegate packages.

Team building

All of our spaces are flexible, easily rearranged and fully catered - perfect for hosting team building events and away-days.

Conference suites

Wedding receptions and celebrations

Share your special day with us - we have a number of celebration packages available.


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.

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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 en-suite 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

Solent Conference Centre

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

Telephone: 023 8201 5757

How to find the Solent Conference Centre

  • "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