Facilities FAQs

Got a question about our facilities? If you can't find the answer here, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.

Does the building have a lift?
There are two lifts to all levels including the car park, one of which operates as the evacuation lift. There are also two stair cores: Core A goes to/from Levels 1-5 inclusive; and Core B goes to/from Levels 0 to 5 inclusive.

Does the building have accessible facilities?
Every level of the Solent Sports Complex has individual accessible changing rooms with toilets and changing places both for teams and individual use, as well as an assisted changing room and shower.

What catering will be available in the Solent Sports Complex?
The building offers vending machines providing free water. If you forget your water bottle we will also be selling reusable bottles. A Costa Coffee will be going into the reception area over the summer, and on event days, a Swanky Franks will also be located on the Level 2 viewing gallery.

I don’t play sport but have really enjoyed using the University’s social spaces, particularly in the Spark – can I use the Solent Sports Complex?
Absolutely. The building has Wi-Fi throughout and we encourage our students and staff to use the social spaces, such as the reception area, whether you're interested in sports or not.

Are there lockers in the Solent Sports Complex?
Yes, there are lockers on each floor.

Will I have to pay for lockers?
The lockers are free to use and operate in the same way as most hotel room safes – you press Start, enter your own four digit PIN code and then press the Lock button to close the locker. You repeat exactly the same process to open the locker. All lockers are set open at the end of each day. See the terms and conditions for details.

Does teaching happen in the Sports Complex?
We have dedicated gyms and seminar rooms for our students to learn in.

Is there somewhere I can get physiotherapy?
We have a dedicated sports clinic in the Complex. Please ask at reception for details.

Have you provided any facilities for cyclists in the building?
Yes. On Level 0, there is a staff bicycle store, drying lockers and a bike maintenance area. Those who require shower facilities should simply use the numerous showering facilities within the building.

I am a member of staff and park my bike in the provided facilities. Can I use the changing facilities in the Solent Sports Complex, or do I have to be a member?
You do not need to be a member to use the changing room facilities if you are a current Solent student or a member of staff.

Can I park at the Solent Sports Complex?
Limited parking is available within the University campus. The University also operates a pay-to-park scheme on the main campus. Please refer to the Solent University website for details: www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us

Opening times

Monday - Friday: 6.30am to 10.30pm

Weekends: 9am to 8pm

Bank Holidays: 6.30am to 10.30pm


Peak memberships can be used at any time.

Off-peak memberships can be used:

Weekdays: admittance before 3:30pm

Weekends: admittance after 4pm