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The Maltings – Student Village at QuaysAvon Way Student AccommodationForest Road Student ResidenceStudent House SharesFurther Information

New student accommodation offering excellent facilities and comfort. Rooms are allocated alongside Essex University students where you will have the chance to exchange experiences and mix with the students from all other courses. The village is situated approximately 3 miles from the Colchester Institute.

Rooms are furnished with ¾ beds with storage underneath (however the 1 bed flat and double studios offer double beds), desk and a desk chair, plenty of drawer space and a wardrobe with additional storage space on top. All rooms have a modern en-suite. Bike storage is available and there is parking on-site for £5 per week.

The cluster kitchens include a modern fitted kitchen complete with a combi-oven, microwave, hob and fridge-freezer. The studio rooms and 1 bed flat have their own personal kitchen including a micro-oven, fridge with freezer compartment and a 2 ring hob.

All bills are included, high speed broadband and Wi-Fi facilities will be provided in all rooms and communal areas.

Avon Way consists of eight residential houses, arranged into flats all of which are managed by an independent company Mansion Student. The site is set in its own grounds, with views of the nearby countryside. The flats accommodate between two and six students and have shared fitted kitchens and shared bathrooms. An internet connection is included in the price.

Prices start from £91.00 per week, plus utility fee of £195.00 (per year) and a returnable deposit of £250.00. Tenancy agreements cover 48 weeks and start from September. Avon Way accommodation is situated approximately 3 miles from the college campus.

The Forest Road House complex provides purpose built Student Accommodation for students. Located to the East of Colchester town centre it is approximately 1 mile from the Essex University campus and about 3 miles from the Colchester Institute.

Forest Road House was built by the University of Essex but now it is a privately managed residence.The accommodation comprises of 124 rooms within 2 blocks of 3 storey flats. 2 Single rooms and 2 Double rooms within each block have an en-suite facility. The complex provides a friendly and secure environment to live.

The rent will be charged at £340.00-£480.00 per calendar month depending on room type, payable one term in advance on 11 months contract. The frequent communal area cleaning and Wi-Fi is included in the price. There is no deposit but an administration fee of £120.00 is payable at the start of the tenancy.

Rooms in student house shares available from accredited private sector.

A variety of houses situated within 0.5 – 3 miles from the college. A deposit of one month’s rent is required and the signing of a tenancy agreement.

Prices vary from £250 to £350 per month and available both with bills included and bills excluded options.


Please see the Essential Students Guide to Student Accommodation for more support and information. Unfortunately we are only able to offer accommodation to students studying at University Centre Colchester who are 18 years old or above.

For maps and more information on any of the above accommodation, please email accommodation@colchester.ac.uk or telephone (01206) 712613.

You can also visit the University Centre Colchester Operations office at the Sheepen Road campus

Please note: Prices may be subject to change.

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