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Bridge Street Exchange, Cardiff
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Bridge Street Exchange, Cardiff

Bridge St, Cardiff, CF10, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Bridge Street Exchange is located at Bridge St, Cardiff, CF10, United Kingdom; it is a stunning student accommodation in Cardiff striving to provide a comfortable stay to students from around the world. With a selection of ensuite rooms and private studios, Bridge Street Exchange has the perfect room that fits in with you and all of your friends. This Cardiff student accommodation is close to some of the best universities in the UK, University of South Wales, Cardiff And Vale College, Cardiff University, and the University of Wales.

Cardiff, the vibrant capital city of Wales, is a hub of culture, history, and education, making it an ideal place for students. Known for its friendly atmosphere and diverse community, Cardiff offers a rich blend of traditional Welsh heritage and contemporary urban living. The city is home to prestigious universities, lively entertainment venues, beautiful parks, and historic landmarks, providing a dynamic environment for students. Bridge Street Exchange Cardiff is perfectly situated in the heart of Cardiff, placing students in close proximity to key areas and amenities. The bustling city centre is just a stone's throw away, offering an array of shopping destinations, including the popular St. David's Shopping Centre. Here, students can find everything from high-street brands to unique boutiques. The nearby Cardiff Market is perfect for fresh produce and local delicacies.

For leisure and entertainment, the vibrant district of Cardiff Bay is easily accessible, featuring a variety of restaurants, bars, and the iconic Wales Millennium Centre, which hosts an array of performances and cultural events. Bute Park, one of the largest urban parks in Wales, is also nearby, providing a serene escape for outdoor activities and relaxation. The historical Cardiff Castle and the National Museum Cardiff offer enriching cultural experiences. Public transportation is conveniently close, with Cardiff Central Station offering extensive rail links, making it easy for students to travel within the city and beyond.

Features

Bridge Street Exchange Cardiff offers exceptional student accommodation with a wide range of room-type options, including ensuites and studios. Ensuites are ideal for those seeking privacy in their bathroom. At the same time, studios, available in various tiers, such as standard and platinum, offer self-contained living spaces with added luxuries for enhanced comfort. Bridge Street Cardiff offers amenities designed to enhance the student experience. Residents enjoy WiFi and broadband, ensuring seamless connectivity for studies and entertainment. Hot water and electricity are included, providing hassle-free living. Content insurance offers peace of mind protecting personal belongings. The study room is perfect for quiet, focused work, while the games room and karaoke room provide fun and relaxation. The lounge and communal kitchen encourage socializing and community. Fitness enthusiasts will love the on-site gym. The courtyard and roof terrace offer serene outdoor spaces. For cyclists, there's a cycle store, and the laundry facilities add convenience. Residents' events foster a vibrant community, and safety and security are prioritized with CCTV, a security team, and an on-site residents' team.

Location and What's Hot?

Bridge Street Cardiff is ideally located for students attending nearby universities. The University of South Wales is just a short walk away, making it easy for students to attend classes and campus events. Cardiff and Vale College is also conveniently close, allowing students to save time on their commute. Cardiff University is within easy reach, ensuring that students can easily balance their academic and social lives. The strategic location of Cardiff Bridge Street Exchange provides students with unparalleled convenience, making it an excellent choice for those who want to make the most of their time in Cardiff.

Choosing Bridge Street Exchange for accommodation ensures a vibrant and fulfilling social life. Daily routines become effortless with Sainsbury's and Tesco Express nearby for groceries. Dining options abound with The Cardiff Stable and Greggs offering delicious meals just a short stroll away. Cafes like Little Man Coffee and Coffee Planet provide perfect spots for studying or meeting friends. Evenings can be enjoyed at bars such as The Dead Canary, where students can unwind and socialize. The proximity to cultural attractions like museums adds an enriching dimension to student life. Living at Bridge Street Exchange means being at the heart of Cardiff's dynamic social scene, where everything from essential services to leisure activities is within easy reach. This central location not only simplifies day-to-day tasks but also enhances the overall student experience, making it a perfect choice for those seeking both convenience and an active social life. Bridge Street accommodation truly offers a blend of comfort, accessibility, and vibrant city living, ensuring that students can enjoy all that Cardiff has to offer.

Commute

Travel accessibility from Bridge Street Exchange is excellent, ensuring students can navigate Cardiff and beyond with ease. Several bus stops are within proximity, including Churchill Way HL and Guildford Crescent HG, providing convenient options for local travel. For rail travel, Cardiff Queen Street station is just a short walk away, offering frequent services to various parts of the city and surrounding areas. Cardiff Central Station, also nearby, serves as a major transport hub with extensive rail links across the UK, making longer journeys straightforward and hassle-free. For international travel, Cardiff Airport is easily accessible, offering flights to numerous destinations. The well-connected public transport system in Cardiff ensures that students at Bridge Street Exchange can effortlessly reach their destinations, whether for daily commutes, weekend getaways, or international travel.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

WiFi
Hot Water
Electricity
Content Insurance

Common Amenities

Wi-Fi & Broadband
Study Room
Games Room
Karaoke Room
Lounge
Communal Kitchen

Cancellation Policies (4)

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    This property offers cooling-off period.
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    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
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    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
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Payment Policies (5)

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  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I need a guarantor?

Most of properties require residents to have a guarantor. This person will need to commit to paying the rent if you aren’t able to so please make sure you discuss this with them. They do not have to live in the UK but must be over 18 and not live in a property managed by Fresh. Once you have signed the contract your guarantor will be asked to provide proof of ID and their address and also sign a copy of the agreement. Some of properties are able to offer the option to make your full years payment upfront and not have a guarantor. Please speak to our Residents’ Team to check if this is available at your chosen property.

What is the advance rent?

Most of properties require applicants to pay an advance rent at the time of booking. This is refundable should you decide to cancel within the cooling off period or later find your place has been withdrawn or you are not able to obtain a visa to enter the UK.
The advance rent will show as a payment towards your first rent instalment on your account.

How can I choose the best room for me?

Accommodate want you to choose a room you are going to be happy living in and management know everyone has a different wish list – from the floor the room is on to the view and the amenities in the room, Team will be on hand to discuss this with you and help you make the best selection.

What size is a small double bed?

Room descriptions explain whether you will have a standard or small double bed. A small double is the same length as the standard but just a tiny bit narrower. Also known as a 3/4 size bed, small doubles measure approx. 120cm wide x 190cm long. Still plenty of room for a good night's sleep, even if there's two of you sharing.

Can I come to have a look around before I book?

Of course! Management are very proud of properties and would love to show you around. If you want to bring some friends or family members that’s absolutely fine too – just ask that you speak to team in advance so can make sure management have some rooms available to show you. If you find yourself in the area and haven’t had a chance to speak to team you can still pop in, whilst management might not have a room to show you management will still be able to show you around Shared Spaces.
management can also offer online video viewings if you don’t live locally so let team know what works for you!

I have a medical condition which means I have certain requirements for my room?

Please get in touch with team – they are experts on properties and most have rooms with varying levels of adaptations so team will be able to help you. If you book online, and you indicate you have a medical condition, the booking process will automatically pause so you can speak with team.

I will be aged 16 or 17 when the tenancy starts – can I still book?

Yes, but will ask you to complete a few extra steps during the booking process. This will include nominating a Responsible Adult who will be point of contact for you and will recommend monthly meetings with General Manager once you have moved in but that’s up to you!

Can I book together with a group of friends?

Management know that choosing who you live with is really important so in properties with shared apartments group booking can easily be organized by getting in touch with teams.

What are sanction checks? (please check with your chosen property if these checks apply)?

Some of properties require Sanction Checks to be completed on residents and Guarantors before management are able to issue you with an agreement. The checks will be completed after you have signed the agreement. They use Government sanction databases to identify and list individuals who have been convicted of serious crimes and terrorism offences. The checks are conducted by Veri-Check on the Landlords behalf.

What if I want to cancel my booking?

Please refer to your chosen properties' Terms and Conditions for details of when and how you are able to cancel. Team will be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.

How will I know when payments are due?

All your payment dates are listed in your agreement and on portal. It’s really important you understand these payments must be made on time. Management ask for a portion of your rent in advance of your tenancy starting, usually at the beginning of August.
If management haven’t received your first rent instalment and Tenancy Deposit payment, your booking may be cancelled. Management also won’t be able to let you have your key so it’s important to make sure you have everything in place especially as you may not receive your student finance or bursary until after these dates.

How can I make payment?

If you don’t have access to a smartphone, you can log into Portal on a laptop.
If you will need to make payment by bank transfer, please contact Team at least two weeks before your payment due date for more information. Bank transfers take longer to reach Team so any payments made using this method will need to be done in advance.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Property ask all residents to pay a Tenancy Deposit – please check your agreement for the date this payment will be due. The good news is that you will get the Tenancy Deposit back at the end of the tenancy if nothing is owing for damages or outstanding rent. The value varies across properties so please take a look at the Fee Schedule for your chosen property for more information. Deposits are fully secured by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (Custodial) in England and Wales or the My Deposits Scheme in Scotland.
In the Republic of Ireland your Booking Fee automatically converts into your Damages Deposit at the start of the tenancy.

When Can I Move In?

A few weeks before the start of your tenancy management will get in contact to ask you to watch induction video and book a move-in slot. You will need to do this so management can make sure management are expecting you!

What payments will I need to make before I move in?

Please check your agreement for your first rent instalment and tenancy deposit payment dates. If you have any questions about your rent instalment due dates please contact team. You must pay your first rental instalment before you will be allowed to move in.

Can I order bedding and kitchen packs?

Yes! Order bedding, kitchen packs and other uni essentials from shop.

Do I need a tv licence?

Yes, unless management tell you team are covering it, if you watch or record programmer as they are being shown, watch catch up TV such as iPlayer or watch live TV online you will need a license.
This applies to any provider you use and any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

Can I have a pet?

Student accommodation is often not a suitable environment for pets and that’s why pets of any shape or size aren't allowed.

Can I invite guests to stay in my room?

All grown-ups here so of course occasional overnight guests are allowed. Please don't invite someone to stay for more than three consecutive nights though, and always check with your flatmates first that they're ok with extra house guests.

Will my room be inspected?

Yes, management conduct inspections at least three times during your tenancy. management will keep an eye on cleanliness and hope not to see any damage and missing items. After each inspection management will tell you if any charges need to be made to put something right. You will be invoiced immediately for recharges for the first two inspections and on the final inspection a deduction will be made from your Tenancy Deposit. The cost of recharges for cleaning, damages and missing items can be found in the Residents’ Handbook.

Do I need to move out over the Christmas and Easter holidays?

No, your room is yours for the whole of your tenancy. You only need to move out at the end of the agreement. It will be your responsibility to check with the local Council if Council Tax will be due if you stay during the holidays.

Will I be charged for damages?

As part of your contract you have agreed to look after your room and not cause any damage. Management know accidents do sometimes happen so a list of possible damage charges are available in portal.

Can I smoke/vape?

All properties are smoke free and this includes all types of E-cigarettes and Vapes. Smoking is not allowed in any private or communal area including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and all internal social spaces. Designated smoking areas can be found outside the building. If you do have an e-cigarette or Vape, please ensure that the charger conforms to British or EU safety standards, or they will be removed during room inspections. All drug use, including the use of Laughing Gas, Is prohibited at our properties.

What do I do if I am not totally satisfied?

Management hope you will love living with us but there may be times when management don’t always get it right. management take all complaints seriously and will try best to fix any issues the first time. If you need help and advice, please speak with your General Manager first.

Can I live with fresh once I have graduated?

In most cases student properties are purely for students, however, management do offer rental homes in locations across the UK which are perfect for recent graduates, offering great value rent, on-site Residents' Teams and the fantastic service you would expect from Fresh.

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Cardiff Student Accommodation

Exploring student accommodation in Cardiff reveals a diverse array of choices for those pursuing their studies at key institutions like Cardiff University and the University of South Wales. One of the primary advantages of opting for off-campus housing is the independence and freedom it provides, along with often more spacious living conditions compared to on-campus options. Amber is your indispensable companion in navigating the market of student housing in Cardiff. It meticulously simplifies the hunt for the perfect student residence, presenting a bouquet of room types nestled within convenient locations across the city. From private studios to student apartments in Cardiff, there's a home for every preference and lifestyle. Amenities integral to student life, such as high-speed internet, on-site laundry facilities, and communal study spaces, are standard features of the various properties. Proximity to academic campuses and vibrant city life is an additional perk you can expect. Specifically, accommodations like Collegiate The Neighbourhood and Ty Pont Haearn cater to students' need for a seamless transition into their academic and social life in Cardiff.

About Cardiff

Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales, boasts a rich tapestry of history and culture, making it an intriguing destination for students worldwide. Known for its striking architecture that spans from historic castles to modern developments, Cardiff encapsulates an ever-evolving urban landscape. The city prides itself as a hub for commerce, media, and education, flourishing with opportunities and experiences for its diverse population. As a critical centre for research and learning, Cardiff accommodates a thriving student community, drawn to its esteemed educational institutions and lively social scene. The heart of Cardiff's educational excellence is Cardiff University, a prestigious member of the Russell Group renowned for its impactful research and high academic standards. Cardiff student accommodation options are plentiful, catering to lifestyles and budgets of all kinds. From contemporary apartments to traditional halls, students can find a home that compleases their preferences. Each locality within Cardiff has its intrinsic charm, with students often gravitating towards accommodations in Cardiff that offer convenience, culture, and a sense of community. Amber is the go-to platform that simplifies the search for student housing in Cardiff and ensures that every student finds their perfect match in this dynamic city.

Best Student Accommodation in Cardiff

Finding the perfect off-campus student accommodation is crucial for those relocating to Cardiff—a thriving, bustling city that not only hosts a diverse student population but also ambitious young professionals. The move towards off-campus Cardiff student housing offers students the advantage of independence, often proving more affordable while immersing them in a broader sense of community outside university walls. For those studying in Cardiff, proximity to institutions such as Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture, and University of South Wales is a coveted convenience. Varied Cardiff student accommodation options range from shared ensuite rooms to private studio apartments, ensuring each individual's needs are met with an ideal living situation. Private student accommodations in Cardiff offer modern amenities, connectivity, and the perfect environment for both study and socialising, propelling them to the top of the list among Cardiff's diverse student populace. Below are some of the top-notch Cardiff accommodation options that have become a favoured choice for students:

1. Howard Gardens
2. Zenith
3. Collegiate Eclipse
4. Bridge Street Exchange
5. Vita Student Park Place
6. Collegiate Crown Place
7. Collegiate The Neighbourhood
8. The West Wing
9. The Bakery
10. The Fitzalan

Cost of Living in Cardiff

Cardiff provides students with affordable living costs while maintaining the excitement of city life. Students can manage their budgets while enjoying the diverse culinary scene, cultural attractions, and an active student community with reasonable expenses for essentials like food and transportation. Discover a balanced lifestyle in Cardiff, where affordability meets a dynamic atmosphere. £1038-£1293/monthly is the average cost of living in Cardiff as a student. You can also avail of several offers and discounts while booking your student houses in Cardiff with amber helping you save even more! Cardiff is the perfect destination for students seeking an enriching, budget-friendly experience.

1. Food: £30 - £40 / week
2. Gas and Electricity: £15 - £25 / week
3. Internet & Mobile Phone: £15 - £20 / week
4. Dinner at a Restaurant: £10 - £15 / week
5. Laundry: £5 - £10 / week
6. Stationery and Textbooks: £10 - £15 / week
7. Clothing: £50 - £60 / month
8. Travel (buses, trams, trains): £40-£60 / month

Student Travel Cardiff

For students residing in or around Cardiff student accommodation, efficient and cost-effective travel options are paramount to ensure seamless connectivity to various educational institutes and local amenities. Cardiff, the bustling capital city of Wales, is equipped with a diverse range of public transport services catered to the needs of students for both daily commutes and occasional exploration across the city. Whether it's reaching Cardiff University or exploring the landmarks of Cardiff, students benefit from the comprehensive transport network. The following outlines the transportation options available:

1. Buses: Cardiff boasts an extensive bus network, with frequent services running across the city and beyond. The city has made it easy for students to navigate with the Cardiff Bus app, offering real-time updates, and the option for cashless travel with a Cardiff Bus card. Single fares begin at around £2, but a 'Day to Go' ticket can be purchased for approximately £4, offering unlimited travel. Moreover, the 'IFF card', a rechargeable smart card, provides reduced fares for students.

2. Cycling: For those who prefer a more sustainable and active way of travelling, Cardiff offers Nextbike, a bike-sharing service, with rental stations across the city. A great choice for short trips, students can benefit from their 24-hour rate at just £5, with the first 30 minutes of each ride being free.

3. Trains: For longer distances or trips outside the city, students have easy access to Cardiff's rail services. Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations are the main hubs, with regular services to major cities and towns. The Student Railcard is a savvy investment for frequent travellers, offering up to a 1/3 off rail fares. Prices vary depending on the destination but look out for off-peak discounts for cheaper travel options.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Cardiff

Cardiff is recognised for its thriving student nightlife. With over 31,000 students enrolled at Cardiff University, the city comes to life after hours. There is a spot to suit every taste and mood, including bustling clubs, cosy pubs, and hip bars. Join your fellow students for spectacular beer crawls and live music performances. Dance the night away in Cardiff at the popular student hangouts listed below. The students should also explore various tourist attractions in the city, including Castell Coch, National Museum Cardiff, etc. Full of character and history, one can also take a stroll through Cardiff Bay. The Live Lounge is one of the most popular hangouts in town and a staple of Cardiff student life. They feature some of the best live music acts, DJs who play until 4 a.m., and a lively atmosphere. What's not to love about this? Enjoy the restaurant and extensive bar, which includes inexpensive drinks. Cardiff University nightlife would be incomplete without a massive party, and Tiger Tiger's seven-party spaces will keep you thoroughly entertained. There's an Ibiza-inspired dance area, a graffitied room from the 1990s, an urban Blanca Bar, and much more. Everyone should go to this wonderland at least once. Clwb Ifor Bach, also known as the Welsh Club, features the best in local music and entertainment. It's a rock club with live, 10-minute acts and dance music only a 10-minute walk from Cardiff University.

Cardiff Tourist Attractions

Cardiff is located on the River Taff banks, Wales's capital city. It offers a variety of tourist sites that enthral visitors with its rich history and cultural riches. Experience the city's bustling music and arts scene while exploring interactive museums and mediaeval castles. Cardiff offers visitors of all ages an amazing experience with its stunning parks, shopping districts, and warm Welsh hospitality.

1. Cardiff Castle

2. St. Fagans National Museum of History

3. Principality Stadium

4. Cardiff Bay

5. National Museum Cardiff

6. Cardiff Bay Barrage

Universities in Cardiff

Cardiff is ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for architecture, communication, psychology, the environment, and media studies, with a few top universities including the following:

  1. University of South Wales
  2. Cardiff University
  3. Cardiff Metropolitan University
  4. Cardiff and Vale College
  5. Welsh School of Architecture
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