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the hub

City College are delighted with their new 'State of the Art' facilities known as 'the hub' and based at the heart of the city centre. These fantastic facilities form part of the college's £34 million third phase development of the site for learners of all ages, the local community and local businesses.


The comprehensive new development known as 'the hub' includes:

  • 240 seat professional theatre incorporating the latest professional equipment
  • Aspire - a fully functional commercial restaurant
  • Kudos - a professional hair and beauty salon
  • Media studios with around £1million worth of industry standard equipment
  • A TV studio that can be used to film in full HD
  • A central cafe, run by the College's hospitality students
  • Numerous seminar rooms and break out areas



The hub : Aspire Restaurant

Restaurant Aspire is run by our catering & hospitality students, and offers a superb selection of cuisine. You can dine in pleasant surroundings with great food, excellent service and with a fine selection of wines. Lunchtime and evening meals are offered throughout the year:


Opening Times
Bookings can be made by
Calling: 023 8057 7377
Emailing: aspire@southampton-city.ac.uk


Monday - Friday 12.00pm
3 course lunch £10.50 per head
2 course (main & dessert) £8.50 per head (up to 1.15pm)
1 course £6.50 per head
see menu: Lunch Menu


Wednesday and Thursday 6.45pm
2 course dinner with coffee and petit fours £16.50
3 course dinner with coffee and petit fours £19.50
see menu: Dinner Menu (sample)


Dinner @ Aspire Brasserie
Friday 6.30pm
see 3 course menu: Aspire Brasserie Menu (sample)


A full bar service is available for both lunch and dinner with a selections of wines by the glass or bottle.


Events for 2013 – Aspire


Book in advance to avoid disappointment, please contact the restaurant direct on 023 8057 7377.


The hub - Bar & Cafe

Stylish and contemporary the Hub Bar and Cafe is the ideal place to relax and unwind, meet with colleagues, or to meet with friends before enjoying one of the shows in The Hub Theatre or maybe a meal in the Aspire restaurant.

Here you can enjoy a range of beverages and snacks to eat in or take away.

Serving: to Eat In and Take Away!
• Freshly Ground Coffee - £1.80
• Hot chocolate and teas - £1.80
• Continental breakfast - £2.50
• Homemade soup and Rolls - £2.20
• Muffins - £1.00
• Fresh Bakery Products 60p - £1.00 Coming soon – Hot dish of the day and Panini’s

Click here to Download The hub - Bar & Cafe Pricelist


Hub Cafe : Opening Times

The cafe bar will open every weekday all year round (except Christmas holidays).
Opening hours will change in line with opening of Aspire Bistro.
Plus any additional hours required for events and theatre.


 Day   Show Times 
 Monday  8.00am - 17.30pm
 Tuesday  8.00am - 17.30pm
 Wednesday  8.00am - 21.00pm
 Thursday  8.00am - 21.00pm
 Friday  8.00am - 15.00pm


The hub : Kudos Hair & Beauty Salon

Our students, many of them working in commercial salons already, can offer you great hairstyles and beauty treatments at much less than high street prices. They work in our training salons under expert supervision.

Kudos Hair & Beauty Salon are now pleased to offer the full range of Dermalogica beauty products in the salon. These renowned specialist skincare products and treatments are now be available in Kudos Hair & Beauty Salon at prices much lower than you would find on the high street. Check out our price list below to see the full range of treatments offered.


Hair opening salon hours are:
Monday 4-7pm
Tuesday 5.30-8.30pm
Wednesday 9-1 and 5-9pm
Thursday 9-9pm
Friday 9-5pm


Beauty salons are open:
Monday 5-8pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 11-2pm and 5-8pm
Thursday 2-8.30pm
Friday 9.30-4pm


To book an appointment for hairdressing, please call
023 8057 7249


To book an appointment for beauty treatments, please call
023 8057 7555


Click here to download Kudos beauty price list
Click here to download Kudos Hair price list



The hub : Business Services

From large conference rooms to a state of the art fully equipped theatre, and recording studios, we offer a range of facilities for hire at competitive prices.

Extensive investment into new and refurbished conference facilities with the latest audio-visual facilities and support, together with our renowned hospitality facilities and central location makes City College the ideal venue for any corporate event.

For those delegates requiring accommodation, we can arrange this for you at one of Southampton's many hotels.

For Conference Facilities, Corporate Hospitality and Room Hire Enquiries please call 023 8057 7201 or email Rebecca.Humby@Southampton-City.ac.uk


Click here to download the hub conference brochure



The hub : Film, TV and Radio Studios

Southampton City College are proud to announce the completion of the brand new full HD television studio, equipped with the latest Panasonic P2 cameras, Kino Flo lighting and green screen.

The editing facilities are second to none using Final Cut pro on the new 27 inch Apple iMac's. This combined with the Colleges very own radio station equipped with Soniflex desk and Miriad software make the media centre one of the best on the South Coast.

As well as offering superb first class facilities for students studying Media and Journalism the studios are also available for commercial hire to local businesses and organisations at extremely competitive rates.


the hub theatre

This 'State of the Art' theatre allows City College to provide students with the very best training facilities in performing arts and technical theatre in the region.

The college hopes to use the improved facility to nurture the city's artistic talents and plans are already in the pipeline to provide workshops and summer schools to under 16s.

It will further enhance learning for students on the college's Technical Theatre and Event Management, Musical Theatre, and Performing Arts courses. It will also allow the college to provide bespoke technical theatre training to its staff and those already working in the theatre industry.

The 240 capacity theatre has been fitted out with £1m worth of top-of-the range equipment. The new features, along with a contemporary styled foyer, bar and adjoining restaurant, are expected to make the theatre a popular choice for commercial hire and will play an important part in hosting a whole range of community performances, touring productions, comedy evenings as well as business events. 


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