Located next to Southend Central station, our Southend Campus offers A-level courses, an impressive range of vocational subjects, adult courses and higher education in the brand new Forum. The courses are set in realistic work environments using cutting-edge technology.
Media students get access to a highdefinition television studio, radio studio, fully-equipped photographic studio with digital SLR cameras, dedicated art and design work spaces, performing arts studios and a journalism newsroom. Sound and music production students have access to Xtreme, our well-equipped off-site recording and rehearsal studio, which includes mixing, recording, rehearsal and sequencing facilities.
Southend Campus also has science labs, an animal management centre, a sports lab and a 250 seat Performance Pod. There are over 2,000 PCs and plenty of Apple Mac computers to do everything from graphic design to film editing. We even have our own restaurant and coffee shop staffed by our catering students. Our Beauty Academy in Queens Road offers reasonably priced treatments to the public. Sports students will use our Wellstead Gardens sports facility which features a gym and playing fields.
Students can get refreshed at Scoff and the Atrium Café on campus while there is a huge selection of shops, restaurants, leisure and entertainment venues right on your doorstep.
To support the Southend Campus, the College is also located over several sites within walking distance of Luker Road. The sites are: East Street Centre, Extreme Studios, Maitland House, Beauty Academy and Princess Caroline House.
The town is served by two major railway lines: London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central (C2C), and London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria (one). Both lines provide a service to London in less than an hour and there are links to other major centres throughout Essex, including Chelmsford and Colchester. The Southend Campus is located immediately beside Southend Central Station.
To reach the Southend Campus by car, follow signs from the A13 or A127 to the town centre. The College has an underground car park accessed from Elmer Approach. The next closest car park to the Campus is underneath University Square student accommodation (car park entrance in College Way). The College can be reached on foot from the High Street. If you are approaching from the top of the High Street, turn right at ‘River Island’.
There is a public car park under the Luker Road building (entrance in Elmer Approach), which is open weekdays from 07:00 to 22:00 and on Saturdays from 07:00 to 18:00.
University Square MSCP car park on College Way (opposite Sainsbury’s) is open for 24hr parking. There are also various council-run short-stay public car parks in Central Southend. Student and visitor car parking is also available at our East Street site.