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    5th April - This spectacular interactive expedition is created with more than two million LEGO® bricks and is sure to excite families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.
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    25th April - We're delighted to be joined this month by Matt Macri-Waller Founder and CEO of Benefex.
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    28th April - The Murray Parish Trust Bluebell Walk was so popular this year our team just missed out on tickets. However the team at destination believe it's such a good cause and will make a wonderful Sunday morning activity we have put together our own alternative w
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    30th April - Mayflower Theatre - Southampton
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Solent Conference Centre


The Spark, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN

Map reference: 47

Welcome to The Spark

Key Features

  • Located in the heart of the city
  • Tiered lecture theatres including Harvard style layout
  • Excellent transport links by rail, car, bus and air
  • Accredited in-house caterers
  • A prestigious academic space
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Directions: M3 J14 follow the A33 signed Southampton. Follow the road, at the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit following the A33. Go straight ahead over 1st roundabout then at the 2nd roundabout take 4th exit. Follow the road, bearing left onto Civic Centre Road. Turn left onto West Marlands Road.

Solent Conference Centre is proud to sit within the new £30 million futuristic building ‘The Spark’ at our East Park Terrace campus. The innovative new venue provides more interactive spaces for meetings and events as well as state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.

Our leafy city centre location overlooks East Park and benefits from excellent transport links from motorways, buses, taxis to trains as well Southampton and Bournemouth Airports just a short drive away.

The building’s huge, attention-grabbing central atrium brings a genuine ‘wow’ factor to the campus, and enables us to strengthen our connections to the regional and national business and community organisations by hosting large exhibitions, conferences, events and social functions.

With a wide range of event spaces ranging from meeting rooms, lecture theatres, conference suites and innovative learning rooms to a 3D cinema, private dining room, extensive sports facilities and TV, photography and performances studios, our campus is the perfect venue solution.


Number of Bedrooms 2200
Maximum Capacity Theatre Style 192
Maximum Capacity Informal Reception Style 300
Maximum Capacity Formal Dinner Style 300



Get in touch 0845 226 9944 or email