The Lawns Centre
The Lawns Centre

Live, work and play.

Located in 40 acres of landscaped parkland on the outskirts of the village of Cottingham, The Lawns Centre is approximately three-and-a-half miles from the main University campus.

The Lawns Centre is able to accommodate a wide range of events thanks to its multi-functional centre and residential halls. Conferences, meetings, exhibitions, trade shows and festivals are just some of the events we host on a regular basis.

The Lawns Centre features a dining room and licensed bar with outdoor terrace on the first floor, with conference and meeting rooms on the ground floor. The largest meeting room in the central complex can comfortably seat up to 300 delegates, with a choice of syndicate rooms seating from six to 60 people.

The concourse offers 6,000 square feet of exhibition space and the site provides free parking for in excess of 300 vehicles. The vast area adjacent to the Lawns Centre and halls of residence lends itself perfectly to outdoor exhibitions.

OOOOO! Flexible space meets the great outdoors.
Investment £3.5 million
Event spaces 8
Capacity Up to 300 people indoors | Up to 10,000 outdoors
Parking

Parking

Free parking for up to 300 vehicles is available.
Outdoor space

Outdoor space

Our site's 40 acres of lush green parkland provides ample opportunities for a wide range of outdoor events.
Catering

Catering

Our on-site catering team provide fantastic and delicious food options for your event, from light buffets to hot meals and gala dinners.
Café and bar

Café and bar

Our modern café and bar area provides a relaxing space for guests, who can take advantage of our rooftop terrace seating when the weather is fine.
Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Up to 740 bedrooms are available in our halls of residence.
Gym

Gym

Overnight guests can make use of our 20-station on-site gym.
Ultra-fast WiFi

Ultra-fast WiFi

Stay connected with our free, ultra-fast WiFi, which is available throughout The Lawns Centre at up to 100mbps.

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Bookable spaces

The Hive
The Hive

The Hive

The Lawns Centre

This light, bright and airy space is beautifully versatile and quirky. A quick glance and you cannot fail to notice the distinctive ceiling and unusual shape of the room, which add interest and intrigue. With plenty of open floor space, the room lends itself perfectly to exhibitions, training events, meetings and celebrations, as well as […]

Dimensions: L: 17.8m | W: 16.5m | A: 293.7 sq m

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

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Meeting Room 1
Meeting Room 1

Meeting Room 1

The Lawns Centre

Located just off our main reception is Meeting Room 1 – a light, modern and inviting space. Small, informal functions including meetings, training events and product launches are all perfectly accommodated here.

Dimensions: L: 6m | W: 5.9m | A: 35.4 sq m

Capacity: Up to 25 guests

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Meeting Room 2
Meeting Room 2

Meeting Room 2

The Lawns Centre

Small, informal functions including meetings, training events and product launches are perfectly suited to Meeting Room 2.

Dimensions: L: 8.1m | W: 8.3m | A: 67.23 sq m

Capacity: Up to 40 guests

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Meeting Room 3
Meeting Room 3

Meeting Room 3

The Lawns Centre

Small, informal functions including meetings, training events and product launches are perfectly suited for Meeting Room 3. With no screen or projector, the room is ideal for discussion-based meetings where presentations are not planned.

Dimensions: L: 13.5m | W: 8m | A: 108 sq m

Capacity: Up to 40 guests

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Meeting Room 4
Meeting Room 4

Meeting Room 4

The Lawns Centre

Small, informal functions including meetings, training events and product launches are perfectly suited for Meeting Room 4.

Dimensions: L: 15.3m | W: 6.1m | A: 93.33 sq m

Capacity: Up to 50 guests

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Meeting Room 5
Meeting Room 5

Meeting Room 5

The Lawns Centre

Our theatre-style meeting room, with tiered seating for up to 126 people, is perfectly suited for meetings, conferences and training events.

Dimensions: L: 10.5m | W: 12.3m | A: 129.15 sq m

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

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Gillespie Room
Gillespie Room

Gillespie Room

The Lawns Centre

Small, informal functions including meetings, training events and product launches are perfectly suited for the first-floor Gillespie Room. This facility overlooks the halls of residence and the parkland of The Lawns.

Dimensions: L: 10.3m | W: 11.6m | A: 119.48 sq m

Capacity: Up to 32 guests

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Dining Hall
Dining Hall

Dining Hall

The Lawns Centre

This striking space always receives a fantastic reaction from guests. Our main dining hall is ideal for summer schools and large meetings and can easily be transformed for evening events such as celebrations and formal dinners. With a combination of traditional and banquette-style seating, we can offer a range of layouts to suit your needs […]

Dimensions: L: 20.4m | W: 17m | A: 346.8 sq m

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

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