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A cutting edge, dynamic hub for entrepreneurs, innovators, and esports enthusiasts, located in the heart of Sunderland. A space where education, business innovation and esports unite, to foster a thriving ecosystem for groundbreaking ideas to flourish.
Explore our contemporary offices, education classrooms, esports performance rooms and bootcamp facilities at The Place.
Discover a dynamic hub where esports enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and business leaders come together to forge connections, share insights to super charge the competitive gaming industry in the United Kingdom.
Immerse yourself in a world of innovation, where cutting edge technology and the latest gaming trends unite, fostering collaborations that will shape the future of esports.
Join us at the National Esports Performance Campus, where networking isn’t just a feature, it’s a game changer.
Enjoy the spacious and modern surroundings at the Place. Discover contemporary and flexible offices or workstations to fuel your productivity.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an esports enthusiast, or an innovator, our hub provides the perfect incubator environment for growth, collaboration and success.
Book your space today and be a part of the future of esports and innovation in the UK.
Elevate your esports bootcamps at the National Esports Performance Campus, an unparalleled esports training hub designed to fuel the ambitions of aspiring esports athletes and professional competitive gamers.
Equipped with Alienware Aurora R15 gaming desktops powered by NVIDIA® GeForce RTX® 4080 and Intel® Core™ i7 processors, coupled with the latest professional grade peripherals, our campus is an esports performance powerhouse.
Unleash your esports potential and book your esports bootcamp today.
Elevate your event with our versatile and modern event spaces for presentations, conferences or product launches.
Whether you’re hosting a seminar, launching products, or hosting a special event, The Place provides the perfect venue.
Our cutting edge facilities are designed to meet your unique needs, with state of the art technology and a dynamic atmosphere. Let us help you deliver a memorable event.
Stay at the National Esports Performance Campus and experience open plan luxury living, perfect for an education residential or professional esports bootcamp.
Explore our Grade 2 listed housing, accommodating up to 27 guests, complete with fully air conditioned performance rooms. Equipped with Alienware Aurora R15 gaming desktops, powered by NVIDIA® GeForce RTX® 4080 and Intel® Core™ i7 processors, our venue is ideal environment for honing your competitive gaming skills and dominating the virtual arena.
Book today and enjoy a memorable stay at the home of British Esports.
Experience the ideal learning environment with our spacious classrooms providing a comfortable and inspiring setting for education delivery and training sessions.
Whether you’re planning a workshop, or delivering the very latest in education, our versatile classrooms can be tailored to suit your needs.
From modern amenities to inspiring surroundings, we have everything you require for a successful educational experience.
Book our spacious and inspirational classrooms today to reach the leaders of tomorrow.
Looking to develop your streaming and broadcast experience? Discover our dedicated studio set up.
Bring gaming adventures to life in high definition with the very latest in professional broadcast equipment, the perfect setting for content creators, streamers and esports personalities to engage their audience and showcase their skills.
Book our dedicated streaming and content creation studio today.
Looking for the perfect venue to host your next gaming event, team meeting, or casual hangout? Our players lounge isn’t just a relaxing space, it’s where esports enthusiasts gather to share stories, strategies and their love for gaming.
Tailored to meet your event needs, our campus features 2,000 sq. ft courtyard connected to our luxurious accommodation and communal space.
Offering a versatile location, whether a cozy coffee corner, an open lounge atmosphere, or a larger social gathering, discover what the National Esports Performance Campus can offer your event.
Discover our function rooms equipped with the latest AV equipment. From social gatherings to formal presentations and lectures, our function room and fully licensed bar provide the perfect backdrop.
With a commitment to providing a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere, our campus offers the ideal venue to host memorable and engaging events for gaming enthusiasts and professionals alike.
Experience the thrill of Formula 1 racing firsthand with our F1 racing sim rigs at the National Esports Performance Campus.
Immerse yourself in the high speed action and precision handling of these state of the art simulators, replicating the adrenaline rush of real life F1 circuits
Whether you’re a seasoned racer or an enthusiast looking to test your skills on the digital track, our sim rigs offer an authentic and exhilarating racing experience like no other.
Throughout The Building
Featuring Latest Games
KEY CARD ENTRY
Booked Separately for Events
ENHANCED DBS CHECKS
All Staff On Site
AV Equipment Included
Cleaning Services Provided
STREAMING & PODCAST
Dedicated Studio Set Up
F1 RACING SET UP
34″ Curved Monitors
Bookable As Part Of Events Package
3 GAMING HOUSES
Accommodating Upto 27 Guests
COACHING & BOOTCAMPS
ESPORTS PERFORMANCE ROOMS
Fully Air Conditioned
STAFF TRAINED IN FIRST AID
Defibrillator On Site
VARIOUS DIETRY OPTIONS
Multiple Within 1 Mile Radius
Cameras In Constant Operation
Welcoming All Visitors
Single, Double and Twin Options
ROOM FOR 27 GUESTS
Spread Across 3 Houses
Security On Site
1 SHOWER ROOM
ALIENWARE AURORA R15
7 Stations Per House
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Explore the questions we’re asked most frequently about The Place at the National Esports Performance Campus, the home of British Esports.
The National Esports Performance Campus is a multi site entertainment and education complex nestled in the vibrant city of Sunderland. It is also home to the British Esports Federation, the UK’s national esports body.
The National Esports Performance Campus encompasses 45,000 sq.ft, spread over several locations and is designed to nurture the esports ecosystem throughout the United Kingdom, featuring;
The Arena, a versatile esports and entertainment venue boasting; superfast 5G connectivity, a dedicated esports stage, retail space, broadcast studio with editing facilities, large indoor and outdoor event areas, bar, lounge and dining. Dedicated seating for 200 spectators. (Opening Q1 2024)
The Place, a cutting edge, dynamic hub for students, entrepreneurs, innovators, and esports enthusiasts, featuring contemporary offices, modern classrooms alongside esports performance and bootcamp rooms.
The Gaming Houses, fully managed, luxury on site accommodation, including three Grade II listed townhouses, fully refurbished and recently modernised, accommodating up to 27 guests.
Each house offers brand new kitchens, open plan living spaces and contemporary dining, 65” Ultra HD Widescreen TVs, a PlayStation 5, coupled with secure key card access control, all accessed by a private internal courtyard with 24 hour security.
Boasting a dedicated, fully air conditioned Esports Performance Room in each house, with seven gaming stations per room, including Alienware Aurora R15 gaming desktops, powered by NVIDIA® GeForce RTX® 4080 and Intel® Core™ i7 processors.
If you are interested in booking the facilities at the National Esports Performance Campus, please call +44 (0)191 500 7077 or get in touch with our Sales and Events Team who will be happy to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
The Place at the National Esports Performance Campus is a cutting edge, dynamic hub for entrepreneurs, innovators, and esports enthusiasts, featuring contemporary offices, modern classrooms alongside esports performance and training rooms.
Coupled with luxurious Grade II listed on site residential accommodation for up to 27 guests, The Place is the ideal destination for esports education residentials, team away days, or esports bootcamps.
If you are interested in booking the facilities at the National Esports Performance Campus, including our luxurious on site accommodation, please get in touch with our Sales and Events Team or call +44 (0)191 500 7077, and they will be happy to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
The Place at the National Esports Performance Campus is a cutting edge, dynamic hub for students, gamers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and esports enthusiasts, featuring contemporary offices, modern classrooms alongside esports performance and training rooms.
We offer a range of facilities at The Place, part of the National Esports Performance Campus. These include;
If you are interested in booking classrooms, accommodation, performance rooms or a function venue at the National Esports Performance Campus, please get in touch with our Sales and Events Team or call +44 (0)191 500 7077, and they will be happy to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
The National Esports Performance Campus, a groundbreaking esports, education and performance complex located in Sunderland, features three 1840 Grade II listed, four story townhouses, fully refurbished and recently modernised into luxury residential accommodation, with sleeping available for up to 27 guests.
Available to book as single houses, or as a group package including all three houses, Ruby House, Sapphire House and Emerald House feature a total of 17 bedrooms with a mix of single, double and twin bed options available.
Coupled with dedicated air conditioned esports performance rooms featuring the very latest Alienware Aurora R15 Gaming Stations, open plan kitchen and dining facilities, and access to the players lounge at The Place featuring F1 racing sim rigs, the luxurious on site accommodation at the National Esports Performance Campus is the ideal location for an esports bootcamp, or weekend getaway with friends.
If you are interested in booking our luxurious on site accommodation for a simple getaway, or as part of a wider package, please call +44 (0)191 500 7077 or get in touch with our Sales and Events Team or who will be happy to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
Our contemporary offices and classrooms at The Place are wheelchair accessible, with lifts available on all floors for ease of access.
Due to the architecture of the 1840 Grade II gaming houses, our on site accommodation is not accessible to wheelchair users, however we have corporate rates with two local hotels (close by) which are fully accessible.
Should you have accessibility concerns, we encourage you to get in touch with our Sales and Events Team or call +44 (0)191 500 7077, and they will be happy to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
At this time, our facilities are not available to book directly online (coming Q1 2024). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we work towards ensuring we can deliver a seamless experience for our valued guests.
To book any of the facilities or for more information please get in touch with our Sales and Events Team or call +44 (0)191 500 7077, and they will be happy to discuss the current booking rates and your requirements in greater detail.
The facilities at the National Esports Performance Campus cater to a wide spectrum of interests, from esports enthusiasts to educational institutions or friends looking for a simple getaway.
Whether you’re looking to host an educational event, organise a gaming night, or explore the immersive world of esports, our doors are open to all.
If you’d like to book the facilities at the National Esports Performance Campus, please get in touch with our Sales and Events Team or call +44 (0)191 500 7077, and they will be happy to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
If you would like to enquire about booking our facilities as a function venue unrelated to esports, please get in touch with our Sales and Events Team or call +44 (0)191 500 7077, and they will be happy to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
British Esports, The Place, Athenaeum Street, Sunderland, SR1 1QX
07.00 – 19.00
Closed to public
*Bookings by appointment only
How to get here
There is currently no visitor parking available at the National Esports Performance Campus.
If visiting by car, please consider using one of several local car parks, including;
Nile Street Car Park: Located just around the corner from The Place and Gaming Houses.
Tatham Street Car Park: Approximately a four minute walk from The Place.
High Street West Car Park: Also a four minute walk from The Place.
Foyle Street: There is limited street parking available on Foyle Street, just outside of The Place.
Please note, parking may be more difficult on match days when Sunderland AFC are playing at home.
Traveling to the National Esports Performance Campus from London by train is a straightforward journey.
Start your trip at London King’s Cross Station, one of the city’s major railway hubs. From there, select a train heading north to Newcastle upon Tyne (or Sunderland), as these services often make stops at Sunderland Railway Station. Newcastle is well-connected, and you can expect regular train services in that direction.
Once onboard, settle in for a comfortable ride as you travel north. The journey from London to Sunderland typically takes around 3 to 3.5 hours, depending on the specific service.
Your final destination is Sunderland Railway Station, conveniently located within Sunderland’s city center.
Upon arriving at Sunderland Railway Station, you’ll find yourself just a short walk away from the National Esports Performance Campus.
The campus is well signposted within the city, making it easy to navigate from the train station. This train journey offers a convenient and efficient way to reach the campus from London, allowing you to enjoy the excitement of esports in Sunderland without the need for additional transportation.
From the North of England, follow the M1 motorway heading south. Merge onto the A1(M) toward London and continue until you reach junction 36. From there, take the A690 toward Sunderland. Follow the A690 until you reach Sunderland city center, where you’ll find clear signage to the campus.
From the South of England, take the M1 motorway northbound and merge onto the A1(M) heading north. Continue until you reach junction 62, then follow the A690 toward Sunderland.
Unfortunately, there is currently no visitor parking available at the campus. Please consider using one of the following recommended car parks:
Nile Street Car Park: Located just around the corner from The Place and Gaming Houses. .
Arriving at the National Esports Performance Campus by bus, coach, or taxi is a convenient option for visitors. Sunderland boasts an efficient public transportation network, making access to the campus straightforward.
Numerous local bus routes connect to the Sunderland city center, where you can conveniently disembark near the campus.
For those arriving by coach, Sunderland’s central coach station is just a short walk away.
Taxis are readily available throughout the city, offering a swift and hassle-free journey to the campus.
With various transportation choices at your disposal, getting to the National Esports Performance Campus is both simple and efficient.
Our contemporary and modern offices and classrooms at The Place offer accessibility to wheelchair users .
Lifts are available for guests to use across all floors allowing freedom of movement throughout the building, however there may be some restrictions to certain areas.
We recommend you get in touch to discuss for further accessibility information.
Please explore our Campus Resources for more information including our Booking & Cancellation Policy, Floor Plans & Venue Options.
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