The University of Winchester

Academic, Chester
  • No. of meeting rooms: 6
  • Meeting room max capacity: 320
  • No. of Bedrooms: 1200
  • No. of car parking spaces: 400
  • Nearest Motorway: M3
  • Nearest Train station: Winchester
  • Nearest Airport: Southampton

Set in a beautiful corner of the historic City of Winchester, the University is the ideal venue for your conference, seminar or exhibition. The university has nearly 1200 single bedrooms, and over 50 meeting rooms. Meeting rooms range in size from 5-320 delegates. Included within the range of facilities is The West Downs Centre, a grade II listed Victorian building, which has been ingeniously renovated to provide a light and modern conference centre, which still retains its original charm and character.

NEW in 2005; The Stripe Complex opened in June to provide a tiered lecture theatre to seat 320 delegates, and an attractive open plan foyer and studio area, perfect for exhibitions or breakout sessions, on the first floor a large flat floored meeting room is also available which seats a further 150 delegates. Nearly 300 of the bedrooms are en-suite and located on both the King Alfred’s Campus and West Downs Site. Extensive sports facilities are available, including a gym and fitness room, tennis courts, sports hall and outdoor sports areas.
Winchester itself is situated less than one hour from London, by train or car, and just 15 minutes from Southampton International Airport. The City is famous for its Cathedral, The Round Table of King Arthur fame and cobbled streets, as well as an abundance of fantastic shops and restaurants. Locally you can visit the New Forest, The Isle of Wight, and Portsmouth’s historic dockyard.

Suites Name Capacity (People) Dimensions
Theatre Classrm Boardrm Cabaret Banquet Ushape Rec.
Stripe Auditorium 320 5.61/21.75/12.38/ 269.7
Shakespeare Room 150 80 60 90 120 50 250 5.34/15.03/9.27/ 139.26
Main Building 5 150 50 40 50 40 80 4.58/18.6/14.64/ 272.02
Main Building 2 30 15 20 15 20 3.67/6.72/7.02/ 47.02
Stripe Lecture Room 150 80 50 50 -/-/-/ –
Dining Hall 270 -/-/-/ –



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