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Meeting room hire

Looking for a suitable location to host your next meeting? Why not choose Ordnance Survey, where location is at the heart of everything we do.

Explorer House – Ordnance Survey HQ

When you arrive in our Southampton main office, you will know you’ve reached Ordnance Survey headquarters. Our purpose is to help others ‘See a Better Place’ and we stick to that mentality; including the workspace we’ve created for our colleagues, partners, and visitors.

You will find yourself in a modern office environment that blends the OS brand and heritage with a comfortable and vibrant atmosphere. Check out our mapping artefacts, get a hot drink from our ground floor café, and get yourself ready for the day ahead.

Hire a meeting room and inspire your clients or in-house teams with a change of scenery and an inspiring workplace. We have a range of rooms available depending on your requirements; including ideal spaces for conference room hire, team meetings, seminars or exhibitions. Spread over two floors, and with eleven different rooms to choose from, we can accommodate small meetings of eight right through to large event space for up to 150 people.

Why Explorer House?

Sustainable working

We appreciate that your organisation is dedicated to sustainable outcomes throughout its supply chain and external processes – and that includes choosing a meeting room to hire.

We can help you maintain those targets.

For Ordnance Survey to contribute to the UK reaching Net Zero, we have reduced environmental and social impact through our operations. This includes:

A sustainable office

Explorer House was designed and built to BREEAM Excellent standard with a host of sustainable solutions. This includes an impressive 75m deep ground source heat pump system and an 80,000 litre rainwater harvester. Recent improvements have seen the addition of on-site solar PV panels and smart LED lighting throughout the building.

EV charging

Charging points for electric vehicles are available in our car park.

Transport connections

Explorer House can be reached by Southampton’s public transport from various locations across the city. The Bluestar bus service can be taken directly from Southampton Central train station.

Access to Explorer House

Our Southampton head office building is accessible to all of our visitors. All pathways within the grounds and leading to the main entrance are on one level. There is also lift access to every floor. There are designated car parking spaces for disabled drivers or passengers which are available close to the main entrance. Induction loops are available at reception and in meeting rooms, and guide dogs are welcome.

Facilities and services

On-site meeting rooms, break out areas, print room facilities and post room services are all located within the centre. The professional centre management team are always on hand to offer business support. Expert help and advice, including full technical back up, is available every step of the way. From your initial enquiry, right through to support on the day.

Book a meeting room

The Business Centre team is committed to making your event a complete success.

To book a meeting room, or to discuss your requirements, please contact the Business Centre team:


Phone: +44 (0)23 8005 5555