The Spark will be the latest building to open at Southampton Solent University's city centre campus. The new structure is the first phase of a planned transformation of the whole campus which will include a new sports complex and enhanced facilities for students, staff and visitors.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Graham Baldwin wants to position Solent university as the 'Applied University for the Region', with emphasis around applied research looking at real world practical applications and a new Research and Innovation Office has been set up to develop the theme.
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (RSA) recently declared Southampton Solent University as an 'angel of creativity' and WHICH? Survey placed them as one of the top five creative universities in the UK.
With a creative spark running through Southampton Solent University, their ambition is to produce well qualified, employable graduates who are prepared for a global future.