Why choose Lucia?

Students at LFW

We know how important it is for you to have a great place to live while you’re studying at university in Southampton.image: new students

For many of you, it’s your first time away from home and you’re excited about this new adventure.

You want to learn, make friends and lasting memories as you start this new life for yourself. We want to do everything we can to help you do just that.

Lucia Foster Welch is warm and friendly home away from home.

We’ve built a vibrant and diverse community where you can feel safe and secure, make friends, relax and study.

We’ve many things to be proud of, including:


  • Our friendly, caring and approachable staff
  • Our strong sense of community
  • The support we provide our residents
  • Keeping everything working the way it should
  • Ensuring our residents are safe and secure

But don’t just take our word for it, hear what our students think...

The location

image: Ocean village marina in SouthamptonThe site is just a 16 minute walk to Solent University’s main campus, but it’s also served by regular bus services if you’d prefer to take public transport.

It’s also just a short walk from Southampton’s bustling city centre, with a huge selection of shops, bars, clubs, pubs, restaurants, cinema and theatre.

Vibrant Ocean Village, with a unique two-screen cinema, is also just over the road along with a supermarket and lots of places grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with new friends on the smart waterfront.


The roomsimage: Danny

All of our single rooms are fully furnished and clustered into flats of between six and ten people.

You’ll have access to a shared bathroom and kitchen, communal games/tv room, private parking and on-site laundrette.

Our prices also include Wi-fi and insurance for your room.

If you ever need any help or support, our staff are always on hand along with our Residence Assistants, who are all students at Solent University.

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- Danny, Lucia Foster Welch Resident


Supportive on-site team

image: the team at LuciaLucia has a large on-site team to help you 24/7, including accommodation managers, and maintenance and cleaning staff.

We’ll make sure you have everything you need for a great time.

Looking after your wellbeing We promote a friendly community spirit driven by our caring accommodation team.

We encourage diversity and independence, but most important of all, we look after you.

You’ll always have a friendly face to turn to for help or advice – so important when you’re away from home.


The Lucia Promise...

We’re committed to ensuring that each and every resident at Lucia has everything they need to get the most out of student life during their stay with us.image: Lauren

To achieve this we promise to...
  • Foster a strong sense of community
  • Have a friendly, caring and approachable accommodation team
  • Keep everything working just the way it should
  • Make sure residents have the support and environment to be their best
  • Ensure all residents are safe and secure
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- Alyssa, Lucia Foster Welch Resident

We know that uni isn’t just about a qualification, it’s your first step on a life-long journey that will open up new experiences and opportunities.

We’ve created a place to help you get the best out of uni life.

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Need to call us?

You can reach our reception desk at +44 (0)20 803 60019.

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