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The SIM 4 SAFETY CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN

THE SPARK BUILDING

 

About The Spark

The Spark boasts a 60-metre central atrium that contains 40 teaching spaces - 35 classrooms and five lecture rooms - providing a combined teaching capacity of 1,500 at any one time.

As well as classrooms, lecture theatres and conference rooms, the Spark building has a selection of social spaces to encourage collaborative learning and relaxation. The atrium also links to the rest of the East Park Terrace site, making it easier for staff and students to move around the campus.

Designed with equality of access in mind, it has height adjustable tables in each classroom and a range of seating and table options. Each of the 30-student capacity teaching rooms near the lifts on each floor is fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010, meaning that even if all 30 students were wheelchair users, the room remains functional, effective and safe. 

The centrepiece of the Spark is the 'Pod' which was designed by Scott Brownrigg and fabricated by CIG Architecture in the Netherlands. Standing on 11m long legs and weighing 67 tonnes, the Pod houses a lecture theatre with an open topped viewing platform with fantastic views of the atrium.

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HOW TO GET TO THE VENUE

By Car

 

Southampton is just 75 miles (120km) from London, with excellent road links. Southampton sits at the southern end of the M3 motorway.

Those who are travelling with a sat nav should use the postcode SO14 0YN.

By Train

From London, we recommend travelling to Southampton from London Waterloo station.

The closest train station to us is Southampton Central Station. It’s a 10-15 minute walk to Solent University from the station 

If you exit via Platform 1, turn right, walk up the hilly footpath towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on until you see the University ahead of you.

If you exit on Platform 4, turn left, walk up the hill towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on until you see the University ahead of you.

By Bus

Directly outside the Spark you will find a number of bus stops servicing the local area. The Uni-link U6 bus stops directly outside the University, as well as West Quay shopping centre, Portswood, the University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital.

Other bus stops can be found on Above Bar Street. More information about local bus travel can be found on the My Journey Southampton website.

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