Opened at the end of summer 2016 Lakeside Country Park’s Lakeside Centre offers a tranquil space in an architecturally stunning, waterside building. This flexible, affordable space is ideal for conferences, meetings, events, team-building activities, private parties or health and wellbeing activities and can accommodate up to 60 people.
The centre’s distinctive, modern design by RH Partnership Architects, offers panoramic views from all our meeting rooms over the surrounding lakes, (images courtesy of Richard Chivers).
We can cater for hot drinks and a delicious range of traditional or luxury afternoon teas on offer.
A flexible space
The Centre consists of two state-of the-art buildings, the main Centre and a service building; each with a distinctive, curved design. The Lakeside Centre can be hired as the whole room (Otter Room), or separated into two smaller rooms (Hedgehog or Harvest Mouse Rooms).
The Main Building offers:
• improved changing rooms
• a multi-purpose training and conference suite that can accommodate up to 60 people
• Changing Places facilities for disabled people with complex needs
• rentable office space and
• a permanent home for some of the council's Countryside staff.
The Stores Building includes:
• eight storage rooms of varying sizes for hire
• a vehicle store
• a workshop
• public toilets
Located in close proximity to the M27 and M3 motorways, a few minutes’ walk from Southampton Airport and Southampton Airport Parkway train station, and with free onsite parking for guests and delegates, the Lakeside Centre offers a peaceful bolthole in an urban landscape.
The venue is available for bookings from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
We are committed to being a green borough, and our centre buildings are designed to be highly energy and water-efficient, using ground-source heat, solar power and featuring a green roof. The traditional craft of rough-stone walling has been used in the build.