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We've tried to make finding your way around campus as easy as possible.

Our campus maps have been designed to help students, staff and visitors find their way around the University's campuses. You can get city maps and directions from the Student Hub in TS114, or download from the links below.

East Park Terrace

East Park Terrace is Solent University’s main campus, and overlooks the attractive East Park in the city centre of Southampton. Most of the buildings are clustered together on this campus, as shown on the map below.

East Park Terrace campus map

Solent University
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN

All buildings at the East Park Terrace campus have names to help make it easier for you to find your way around. The building names are often abbreviated, as shown below:

Building nameAbbreviation
Michael AndrewsA
The SparkTS
Herbert CollinsHC
Reginald MitchellRM
Solent LibraryML or MBL
John MillaisJM
Christopher CockerellCC
Maritime Simulation CentreAMS
Sports BuildingSB

Opening times

The Spark, John Millais, Michael Andrews, Reginald Mitchell, Christopher Cockerell, Herbert Collins
Monday to Friday: 7am-9pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Solent Library
The Solent Library is open seven days a week.

Monday to Friday: 8am-11pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am-11pm

At certain times throughout each term, the Library is open 24 hours. Please see the Library section for opening times.

Sports Complex
Monday to Friday: 8.30am-10.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am-8pm

Christmas opening hours
Thursday 21 December: 8.30am to 10pm
Friday 22 December to Monday 1 January: Closed
Tuesday 2 January: Open as usual

Warsash campus

The Warsash campus is located on the Hamble River, overlooking Southampton Water. It's approximately 10 miles away (25-minute drive) from East Park Terrace and is home to the practical maritime safety training facilities for cadets and senior seafarers.

See the Warsash campus location on Google Maps

Warsash Maritime School
Newtown Road
SO31 9ZL

As with the East Park Terrace campus, each building has a name to help make it easier for you to find your way around, and each building name is often abbreviated.

Building nameAbbreviation
Fire SchoolFS
Drummond BuildingDB

Read the general emergency procedures for the Warsash campus

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 7am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed

St Mary's campus

St Mary's campus is home to our dedicated maritime training centre, which is located in the grounds of City College in Southampton city centre. It is a 15-minute walk from East Park Terrace.

Classes scheduled at St Mary's campus are often abbreviated to SMC.

St Mary's campus location in Southampton

Warsash Maritime School
Austen Building
Chapel Road
SO14 5GL

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 7am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed

Timsbury Lake

Timsbury Lake is the home of our scaled model ship handling centre which provides specialist training for pilots, masters and senior ship's officers. It’s located on the outskirts of Romsey, approximately a 25-minute drive away from East Park Terrace.

See the Timsbury Lake location on Google Maps

Ship Handling Centre
Timsbury Lake
Jinny Lane
SO51 0PF

Test Park Sports Ground

Test Park Sports Ground is home to our multi-million pound outdoor sports facility which hosts practical teaching activities and a range of other recreational and competitive sporting opportunities. It’s approximately a 20-minute drive away from East Park Terrace.

See the Test Park location on Google Maps

Test Park Sports Ground
Lower Brownhill Road
SO16 9QZ

Opening times

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am-10pm
Friday: 8.30am-12pm and 5.30-10pm
Saturday: 10.30am-6pm
Sunday: 9.30am-5pm


The University's student-run shop, Re:So, is located in The Marlands shopping centre. Here, you can buy gifts, clothing, and other items created by Solent alumni, as well as current students.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday: 10am-5.30pm
Sunday: Closed

Locking up process

Locking up is a lengthy and complicated process that follows an approved routine. The locking up process has to ensure that security of the building is established quickly, while at the same time maintaining emergency escape routes for people vacating the building.

After 9pm, if the facilities assistants discover people working, they will courteously remind and advise them that the University will be closing in the next hour and request the premises be vacated at their earliest convenience.

Please co-operate fully with facilities assistants during this process, as this is a very busy time for them in carrying out their duties of securing the buildings.

Emergency contact

If you are working late at night in areas of the University, other than the library, you must inform reception on 3200. If you are unfortunate enough to be locked in, please phone the keyholder on:

  • 07703 207227

You should be aware there could be a delay in the duty facilities assistant responding to a person trapped in the building, so please be patient.

To report or enquire about any lost property, please email reception at with the subject 'Lost Property Enquiry'.

Car parking

Parking space is not guaranteed but is available on campus. The University operates a pay to park system outside of core hours available to all non-permit holders. The current arrangements are:

Monday to Friday (8.30am - midnight)

Up to 1 hour£1
Up to 3 hours£2.50
Up to 4 hours£4.70
All day ending at midnight£5.50
Evening rate (5pm - midnight)£2

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Up to 3 hours£2.50
Up to 4 hours£4.70
All day£5.50
Evening rate (5pm - midnight)£2.00

The University reserves the right to amend these arrangements and will give reasonable notice.

Cashless payment can be made by the app, online, by telephone or text. More information can be found on the RingGo website.

Hours of operation and tariffs may vary throughout the Christmas period. Alternative signage will be displayed to reflect these changes.

To ensure the free passage of emergency and other vehicles, cars are to be parked in authorised bays only. Bays reserved for the use of motorcycles, disabled drivers, minibuses and visiting service engineers' vehicles must not be used for general parking. There are bays in convenient locations marked for the sole use of disabled drivers on both campuses.

If you're living in halls of residence, you can find out about parking in our accommodation section