Student Residential Accommodation

Investing in the student experience

Over recent years, demand for places in halls has risen and we are exploring options to increase the number of rooms available for students, taking pressure off the city’s private housing market. We believe that this demand is strong enough for the University to invest further in its own provision of student residences and explore other options with other partners

Mayflower Plaza

The new Mayflower hall is an exciting project in the city centre next to the Mayflower theatre and opposite Watts Park. This hall will comprise over 1,100 new top quality student bedrooms in a development of three towers up to sixteen stories with commanding views over the city centre. The University will be fully operating and managing this hall as with all our other halls of residence.

This hall will be ready for occupation at the beginning of the 2014/2015 academic year.

City Gateway

The City Gateway Development is an exciting joint project with Bouyges and Warings Construction which will provide a new GP surgery and pharmacy for the local community and around 350 high quality student rooms less than a mile from Highfield campus, which will be served by a bus every 20 minutes.

The University will fully manage and operate these rooms just as in our other halls of residence. They are on track for occupation at the start of the 2014/15 academic year.

Chamberlain Hall

The University has been consulting its neighbours since January 2012 on the redevelopment of its current Chamberlain Hall and Bassett House sites.

The University was pleased to receive unanimous support from the City Council's planning and rights of way panel to go forward with our plans for the combined site.

The University is currently looking to appoint various external contractors and will be looking to start construction in the 2014 calendar year.

For more information on our proposals for this site please see the New Chamberlain Hall main page


Demolition of the old Chamberlain Hall is now complete.

Newsletters from the demolition period can be viewed here