Residential Complex

SPEC residential complex from the outside

The Residential Complex

Our new residential complex was completed in Autumn 2017, and was officially opened by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on 3 October 2017.

The complex was built in our gardens, where it is beautifully cut off from surrounding roads, ensuring a quiet haven for all those who visit.

Although it is a modern building, its green wooden panelling complements the gardens that surround it.

The building consists of two floors: the lower floor is dedicated to meeting and retreat spaces, including our dining hall, while the upper floor is the accommodation area.

The building is also divided into 2 wings, the left and right wings. Each wing houses one large meeting room, and 3 smaller meeting rooms, and is equipped for hosting a retreat of 32 people at a time.

Main Meeting Room

SPEC residential complex main meeting room

Each wing in the Residential Complex has one main meeting room. This room is equipped with audio-visual equipment, including a projector.

Dining Room

SPEC residential complex dining room

The dining room is a great space for recreation thanks to its lovely view of the garden. The dining hall also has a tea point for supervising staff and small lounging area.

Small Group Rooms

SPEC residential complex small group room

Each small group room is fitted with sofas, chairs or beanbags and a wide screen TV for audiovisuals. The natural light, comfy seating and homey feel make small group rooms a great place for discussions and unwinding for retreatants.

Accommodation

SPEC residential complex accommodation

The Residential Complex includes two dormitories – each dormitory has 18 beds and adjacent bathrooms.

SPEC residential complex accommodation

It also includes 4 en-suite bedrooms for 2 people (each room having 1 bunk bed), and 10 en-suite bedrooms for 4 people (each room having 2 bunk beds).

This places our accommodation wing at a maximum capacity of 85 people.

An enabled bedroom is also available.