The Software Centre

Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB

Hire Information

Contact: 0191 5611171/2

Setup

Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum Group Size: 150
Accessibility: Full

Facilities

Has Projector/Screen: Yes
Has Refreshments: Yes
Has Bar: No
Other:
Vending machines and nearby shops for refreshments.

Hiring

Daytime Hire: Yes
Evening Hire: Yes
Weekend Hire: Yes
Hire Cost Guideline: Half day: £45-£200. Full day: £80-£400
Contact: 0191 5611171/2

Forthcoming Events

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Event History

Wed
3rd
Jul
8:30am - 1:30pm
FREE
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An industry roundtable to identify how 5G can impact the manufacturing sector.
Thu
9th
May
6pm - 8:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Talks from John Evans and the Community Reuse team.
Wed
8th
May
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Two talks: "How the world sees the web" (Danielle Stone) and "Learnings from a year of Conversion Rate Optimisation" (Simon Clark).
Wed
20th
Mar
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Kirk Tierney outlines tools and principles of animation and interaction in UX.
Wed
20th
Feb
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Adam Hill gives a brief history of open source, how open source communities work (or don't!) and discuss how collaboration, transparency and community development is transforming the way we live and work.
Wed
16th
Jan
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Tom Moran will take a look at the history and future of voice-lead virtual assistants.
Wed
21st
Nov (2018)
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Martin Underhill and Steven Proctor look at common mistakes when designing and coding forms on the web, both visual design and HTML.
Fri
16th
Nov (2018)
2:30pm - 4:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Rhodri Davies explores how to grasp opportunities afforded by disruptive technologies while overcoming any challenges.
Thu
18th
Oct (2018)
6:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Sunderland Software City talk about the business support available to local tech start-ups, the 'digital catapult' programme and immersive tech lab. Sicarius and Lhasa will talk about experience of DevOps and Phil Cornelius will demo Ansible for 'Enterprise Grade'.
Wed
17th
Oct (2018)
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Tim Gale presents ways to use tools to give indications of design success.
Wed
19th
Sep (2018)
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Gavin Elliott shares his take on professional progression and what that means from both an individual and managerial perspective.
Wed
15th
Aug (2018)
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Craig Abbott will talk about building empathy for users with impairments, making sure to be aware of how to design services that don’t disable people.
Wed
18th
Jul (2018)
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Luke Medlock will discuss how to design with near certainty, appease stakeholders, and better sell work through Hypothesis Driven Design, for
freelancers, startups and big business.
Tue
17th
Jul (2018)
10am - 5pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Interactive workshop sessions, discussing everything from accessible design to information architecture and immersive technologies.
Wed
20th
Jun (2018)
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Vic Bell shares her story about living as a creative with depression, how that can feel and how to manage it.
Wed
16th
May (2018)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Two talks, "The Importance of Brand Guidelines" (Ross Palmer) and "What's your name again?" (Helena Hill).
Wed
18th
Apr (2018)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Ade-Lee Adebiyi will discuss the importance of having creative confidence, how to build it and how to regain it if you’ve lost it.
Wed
21st
Mar (2018)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Adam Finlay talks about NOVAK's projection technology and Urban Observatory data visualisation, and Ian Wright explores 'Bullet Time Photography’.
Wed
14th
Mar (2018)
9am - 12pm (on 15th Mar)
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Innovation event seeking creative ideas for how environmental information can be better shared and communicated to enable local action.
Wed
21st
Feb (2018)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Two talks, "What are brand guidelines and why are they important when working with clients" (Narrative Communications) and "Use of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing techniques to improve automated machine understanding of product/service performance" (Daykin & Storey)
Fri
16th
Feb (2018)
9:30am - 4:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
An innovation day - explore new ideas and exciting solutions.
Fri
9th
Feb (2018)
8:30am - 5pm
FREE
Thu
25th
Jan (2018)
8:30am - 11am
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Theme will be 'Events in 2018', with lightning talks dates for the diary.
Thu
18th
Jan (2018)
9:45am - 4pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Two sessions, from Jon Corbett and Holly Peacock-Goodwin.
Wed
17th
Jan (2018)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Ian Wood talks about architecting software for a long life.
Wed
10th
Jan (2018)
11am - 4pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Confidence and Pitching (w/ Lysa Morrison).
For 18-24 year olds.
Sat
9th
Dec (2017)
- 10th Dec
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A two day hack event to find innovative solutions to maintain taste and odour of water supplies.
Thu
30th
Nov (2017)
9am - 5pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Join like-minded tech and digital companies, to explore new ideas and exciting solutions.
Wed
15th
Nov (2017)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
Wed
25th
Oct (2017)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Steven Proctor discusses why content is important to the user experience, different ways to approach it, who it is for, the rise of content design, and voice and tone.
Wed
25th
Oct (2017)
9:30am - 6pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
No set agenda or activities; just share knowledge and benefit from the creativity of others around you.
Tue
24th
Oct (2017)
2pm - 5pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Find out how your organisation can recruit a talented student or graduate for a fully-funded short, project-based placement.
Fri
13th
Oct (2017)
8:30am - 5pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
For freelancers, students or just those fancying a change of scenery.
Fri
6th
Oct (2017)
2pm - 7pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Seeking SMEs with potential solutions for manufacturing challenges.
Wed
20th
Sep (2017)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Three talks, "Why do all websites look the same?" (Danielle Stone), "Adventures in Accessibility Testing" (Phil Sherry) and "Cloud Performance -
Pitfalls, Hints and Tips" (David Owen).
Mon
18th
Sep (2017)
9am - 5:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Pitches for digital solutions for AkzoNobel.
Fri
8th
Sep (2017)
9am - 5pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
An overview of how agile approaches can help your business, along with discussing a number of the leading approaches and techniques that are widely used in the UK.
Wed
16th
Aug (2017)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Two talks: "Dealing with Depression" (Adam Hill) and "Imposter Syndrome" (Gavin Elliott).
Wed
19th
Jul (2017)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Craig Abbott explains what a prototype is, and why we should use them, as well as introducing us to the tools and resources available to build a prototype and how to avoid common mistakes.
Fri
14th
Jul (2017)
8:30am - 5pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Co-working day, open to everyone.
Wed
21st
Jun (2017)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
"How to avoid a Robot Apocalypse: The history, now and future of AI from Spambots to Skynet" (Tom Moran)
Thu
25th
May (2017)
2pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Digital and technology companies, training providers and further and higher education establishments join together for a careers, jobs and skills event.
Wed
17th
May (2017)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
David Todd will discuss how the use of colour, typography and animation can affect the user's state of mind. Plus speaker from Orange Bus.
Tue
21st
Mar (2017)
6pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Code Club is a network of free, volunteer-led, after school computing clubs for 9-11 year olds.
Wed
18th
Jan (2017)
6pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Talks form Adam Wimpenny (WordPress) and Adam Hill (Drupal).
Sat
6th
Aug (2016)
- 7th Aug
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
To develop enhanced water usage reports suitable for the needs of local authority energy managers; with some consideration of other non-household customers needs.
Tue
2nd
Aug (2016)
5:30pm - 9:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Two talks, "Tombola- Share & Enjoy" (Richard Dowson and Chris Shepherd) and "Forms in Angular 2" (Pete Bacon Darwin)
Mon
4th
Jul (2016)
10am - 3pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A health technology workshop presented by junior medical doctor Angela Yu. The day is split into three: first a talk about app development from start to finish; then a workshop involving wireframes, sketches, mockups and prototypes; and finally, coding your smartphone app.
Thu
26th
May (2016)
2:30pm - 6pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
An expert panel to discuss the key issues the tech industry faces in identifying, engaging, recruiting and retaining talent.
Fri
20th
May (2016)
9am
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Solve a data challenge for charity, win great prizes and do your contribution for a better world!
Thu
19th
May (2016)
2pm - 8pm
FREE / £225.94
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A job talent event for digital and technology SMEs, tech enterprise companies, professional development bodies, training providers and further and higher education providers.
Fri
15th
Apr (2016)
9am - 4:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
The Nissan IoT Challenge will allow interested companies and academics to pitch solutions to three challenge areas identified by Nissan.
Fri
8th
Apr (2016)
10am - 5pm
£42
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A one day course to introduce Drupal CMS - how to install, setup and create your first Drupal website.
For beginners, those just starting out with Drupal or for anyone needing a refresher in how Drupal works.
Thu
7th
Apr (2016)
12:30pm - 4pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and procedure workshop
Tue
2nd
Feb (2016)
- 3rd Feb
Cost: TBC
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A two day residential event to educate key stakeholders about IoT and its benefits. Suitable for: ‘aspiring’ and ‘existing’ IoT companies, IoT end beneficiaries and general public.
Wed
27th
Jan (2016)
6pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
For developers, themers, designers, administrators and users of Drupal to meet up and share all things Drupal. Are you thinking about using Drupal? They'd love to meet you!
Wed
27th
Jan (2016)
10am - 5:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Regular daytime event for Drupal developers, designers and managers to work in the same space. No set agenda- simply to cooperate and benefit from the creativity around.
Wed
2nd
Dec (2015)
9am - 4:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
The Digital Catapult North East & Tees Valley and Nissan are running a pilot to give North East software companies the opportunity to access Nissan's QA and social media data and explore business opportunities.
Thu
19th
Nov (2015)
5pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A celebration of the new Drupal 8 release and the launch party for the new Drupal Hub collaboration.
Thu
22nd
Oct (2015)
8am - 10am
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Learn how copyright and managed permission can work for you with the Copyright Hub: how you and your business can turn creativity and technology into new opportunities.
Thu
8th
Oct (2015)
12pm - 2pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Sunderland Software City is hosting an event alongside Sunderland College to give employers in the software sector facts and tips about hiring an apprentice.
Thu
1st
Oct (2015)
5pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Join for startup pitches, help decide who wins the best pitch and talk with Tech North about the future of tech in our region.
Thu
1st
Oct (2015)
1pm - 3:45pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
For those working within or interested in getting involved with the digital sector across the North of England.
Thu
24th
Sep (2015)
9:30am - 4:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A conference to promote open data in the North East, with Mike Bracken and Gavin Starks.
Mon
7th
Sep (2015)
5pm - 6:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
If you're under 17 and would like some help with learning to code please register to come along. It's free for all participants. Scratch, HTML, Python, Javascript or anything else.
Fri
24th
Jul (2015)
- 26th Jan
FREE / £20 - 40
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Three active Drupal User Groups are coming together for a weekend of Drupal activities - 5 rooms, over 30 talks, at least 3 keynote speakers, BoFs, code sprints and a business day.
Thu
11th
Jun (2015)
9am - 5pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A public and third sector event hosted by the North Eastern ICT Partnership that aims to address questions about data security and protection.
Mon
27th
Apr (2015)
5pm - 6:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
If you're under 17 and would like some help with learning to code please register to come along. It's free for all participants. Scratch, HTML, Python, Javascript or anything else.
Tue
21st
Apr (2015)
9:30am - 4:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Join Digital Allies and Sunderland Software City for a free interactive insight into the digitalisation of businesses and what steps business owners need to take to secure their online footprint.
Fri
27th
Mar (2015)
8:30am - 4pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A one day workshop for North East SMEs who have heard of Scrum and want to find out more, or who are just getting started and have realised the theory is easy, but actually living it can be harder.
Thu
12th
Mar (2015)
12pm - 4pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
An hour of networking over lunch, followed by a "show and tell" session where local digital and tech companies are invited to present.
Wed
11th
Mar (2015)
5:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
This event will give attendees the opportunity to have a first look around the new "Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley" and find out about its exciting plans.
Mon
9th
Mar (2015)
6:15pm - 9pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Explanation of vision and plans for the next three years and how two Local Enterprise Partnerships, five universities and the Digital Catapult will be working together to strengthen the region's economy.
Fri
12th
Dec (2014)
9am - 10am
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Work on the physical Digital Catapult Centre, to be based in the Sunderland Software Centre will start in January to provide a physical space for start-ups and small businesses in the creative and technology sectors to develop and showcase their digital ideas and products.

Set to open in March 2015, what does this mean for digital businesses in the North East?
Wed
10th
Dec (2014)
9am - 12:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Join Jonathan Gold, Founder and Director of Rivers Capital Partners, current Fund Managers for the £6.5m Microloan Fund and the £8.5m North East Angel Fund for an exclusive insight into the venture capital and loan finance market and what investors and lenders look for in the North East of England.
Fri
25th
Jul (2014)
- 27th Jul
FREE / £25 - 100
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Join Drupal Camp North East, a celebration for the year of Drupal 8 and the first ever Drupal Camp to be held in the North East of England. Taking place in two venues over 3 days.
Tue
29th
Apr (2014)
1:45pm - 4pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A live broadcast focusing on the GDC and Game Connection in San Francisco; from the latest trends in independent games development to information from publishers about funding.
Fri
11th
Apr (2014)
8:30am - 6pm
£70.80 - 94.80
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
For those who have started on their Drupal journey but want to move to the next level. Assuming you have installed Drupal and understand the basic anatomy of a Drupal site.
Fri
14th
Mar (2014)
8:30am - 6pm
£30 - 42
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A one-day course that introduces you to this CMS. In a few intensive hours you'll learn how to install, setup and create your first Drupal website. This course is for beginners.
Fri
28th
Feb (2014)
9am - 5pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Data from the Met Office, Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority and many other sources is now being gathered, cleansed and opened up via APIs. It will be released on this day.
Tue
25th
Feb (2014)
1pm - 7pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
HP are recruiting: Project Mangers, Testing, Applications Maintenance, Applications Development, Software Engineering, and those interested in a career change to IT.
Tue
25th
Feb (2014)
9am - 11am
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Working with HP in the North East is an opportunity for SMEs of all sizes. At their Cobalt centre base, HP want to contract a series of local companies to build HP's delivery capacity.
Tue
11th
Feb (2014)
1pm - 3:30pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
This event is designed to give an understanding of how a new generation of digital tools can support the delivery of efficient 'patient centred care'.
Tue
11th
Feb (2014)
9:30am - 1pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Find out how working with the Sunderland Software
Centre, alongside Sunderland Software City, can open doors to numerous IBM projects and
business development opportunities.
Fri
29th
Nov (2013)
12pm - 6pm (on 30th Nov)
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
A distributed two-day 'hackathon' that contributes towards an initiative from Keyfund Federation and Nominet Trust. Attendees need to dedicate thirty hours and have a technical expertise.
Wed
3rd
Jul (2013)
5pm - 8pm
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Join this interactive session with a live HD video feed to delegates at multiple locations. Guest speakers will take turns to discuss the topic. Aimed at businesses.
Fri
1st
Feb (2013)
11am - 5pm (on 2nd Feb)
FREE
venue The Software Centre Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB
Showcase your skills in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 competition for your chance to win cash prizes and a free trip to Russia! Food, drink and transport provided.