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Pier Quays, Medway
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Pier Quays, Medway

Blake Ave, Gillingham, ME7 1FL, United Kingdom
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Bike storage
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About the Property

If you’re looking for the best student accommodation in Medway, you’ve come to the right place. Located at Blake Ave Gillingham ME7 1FL, UK, Pier Quays, Medway is a highly sought-after student accommodation in Gillingham. Offering a selection of fully furnished room types such as Classic Ensuite, Premium Range 1 Accessible Studio, and Classic Studio, to mention a few, the property caters to various preferences and budgets. It's conveniently situated close to several academic institutions, including the University of Kent, University of East London (Docklands campus) and  Canterbury College, all easily accessible for the students residing here.

Medway is a historic area in southeast England, encompassing several towns like Rochester, Chatham, and Gillingham. It's famous for its rich maritime heritage, with historic docks and ships like the HMS Victory and the Chatham Historic Dockyard. Medway is also known for its stunning landmarks, such as Rochester Castle and Cathedral, which date back to medieval times. Additionally, it's a hub for education, home to the University of Greenwich and the University of Kent campuses. Gillingham in Medway stands out as an excellent destination for students looking for a combination of quality education and cultural richness. Pier Quays, Medway accommodation finds itself in a city known for its historic significance and vibrant student community. With a growing student population, Gillingham offers a welcoming atmosphere along with a variety of educational opportunities, given its proximity to notable universities like the University of East London and Christ Church University. Surrounded by tourist attractions and cultural landmarks, students at Pier Quays, Medway student accommodation, provided by Unite Students, can immerse themselves in local life, making it more than just a place to live but an enriching experience in its entirety.


At Pier Quays, Medway, students can enjoy a blend of comfort and convenience with the extensive array of amenities designed to suit every student's needs. Every room type, be it the Classic Ensuite, Premium Range 1 Accessible Studio, or the Classic Studio, comes Fully Furnished, providing a ready-made home just waiting for you.

The array of room types extends to the Classic Accessible Studio and the Premium Range 1 Studio, each catering to different preferences and requirements. The modern facilities include a practical Breakfast Bar and a dedicated Dining Area for enjoying meals and socialising. A Gas Stove, Microwave, and Fridge in the kitchen area make preparing meals effortlessly, while the in-room Ironing Facility keeps attire crisp. Privacy is safeguarded with smart Blinds, and organisation is made simple with ample Storage and a handy Noticeboard. The luxurious Bathroom facilities in Pier Quays and Medway accommodation in Gillingham ensure a private and convenient start to each day.

At Pier Quays, Medway student accommodation, residents enjoy a range of accommodation features designed for convenience and comfort. With bills included and ultrafast broadband & Wi-Fi, tenants can focus on their studies without worry. Common amenities include laundry facilities, bike storage, and communal study and social spaces. Safety is ensured with CCTV, a fire system, contents insurance, and onsite service and maintenance teams offering 24/7 assistance.

Located near eminent institutions such as the University of Kent and Canterbury College, Pier Quays, Medway student accommodation is not just an abode; it's a lifestyle that prepares you for the academic journey ahead in a setting where every detail is crafted for your comfort.

Location and What's Hot?

Studying at the University of Kent or maybe the University of East London's Docklands campus? Then Pier Quays, Medway accommodation in Gillingham is the perfect spot for you. It's a student hub that places you at the centre of a vibrant student community, just a quick scoot from top-notch education. Near Pier Quays, Medway student accommodation, lies a diverse range of places to explore and enjoy. Craving some flavorful dishes? Salt and Pepper, Yummy House, and Chicken World Peri Peri Gillingham offer delicious options to satisfy your hunger. For a quick and customisable meal, Subway is just around the corner. Sue's Crafty Cafe is perfect for a cosy coffee or tea break. Need some excitement? Check out SIM Motorsport Ltd for adrenaline-pumping experiences. For a taste of history, visit Medway Queen Paddle Steamer and explore its fascinating past. Fort Apache offers fun activities like mini-golf and go-karting. Strand Miniature Railway provides a unique way to experience the area's charm. Strand Kebab & Fish Bar serves up tasty treats for seafood lovers. And for a glimpse into the past, don't miss the iconic Rochester Castle. With such a variety of options nearby, residents of Pier Quays have plenty of opportunities to indulge their tastes and interests in the vibrant Medway area.

Everything you need and more wraps around this splendid Pier Quays, Medway accommodation in Gillingham, which makes it not just a convenient choice but a lifestyle one that encompasses study, culture, leisure, and joy. So, when you're looking for a place that ticks all the right boxes and places you in the heart of the action, Pier Quays, Medway stands as a beacon


Travelling around Medway is a breeze when you reside at Pier Quays, Medway, with a wealth of public transport options right at your doorstep. You'll find major transport hubs like the Gillingham Railway Station easily accessible for quick trips around the city or longer journeys beyond. Efficient bus services also run through the area, including stops within a close radius, such as the Milner Road bus stop. Students living at Pier Quays, Medway accommodation in Gillingham, can appreciate the seamless connectivity that simplifies the daily commute to nearby educational institutions and amenities. No matter where your studies or leisure pursuits take you, the location of Pier Quays, Medway student accommodation ensures that you're well-positioned to explore all that Gillingham and the surrounding areas have to offer.In conclusion, Pier Quays, located in the heart of Gillingham, offers convenient and easy access to several transportation options, making it a great choice for those who need to commute. Whether you're commuting to work, university, or simply exploring the surrounding area, the convenient location of Pier Quays makes it easy to get around.

What will you get

Bills Included

Ultrafast Broadband & Wi-Fi*

Common Amenities

Bike storage
Common area
Communal study space
Outdoor social space

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling off period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No visa no pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No place no pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Payment instalment plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
  • Mode of payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What bills do I need to pay?

Most bills, including electricity, water, heating and Wi-Fi, are included in your rent.
If you choose to watch live or on demand television you will need to pay for a TV license.

Do students have to pay for a TV license?

If you are bringing a Television and planning to watch live or on demand TV, the Television Licensing Authority requires that you buy a license.

Do I need to buy contents insurance for my room?

When you book with them the personal items inside your room are automatically insured against fire, flood, theft and accidental damage by our partners Endsleigh.
More information on your cover, including your full policy documents.

Can I share a studio room with someone else?

They have a small number of dual occupancy rooms in some of their properties. However, outside of these rooms, we do not allow more than one person to live in their rooms, nor can they accommodate under 16's living in any of their rooms with a parent or guardian.

Can I extend my tenancy?

Yes, if the same room that you are currently in is available they are happy to extend your stay. Your property team will be happy to arrange this for you.

Can I choose who I live with?

When you book with them, your room will be allocated at random. If you have a preference on who you'll be living with for example same sex flatmates or postgraduate flatmates please Contact and they will see what the options are for you.
They will try to meet your preferences where they can, but they can't guarantee this as it is dependent on availability.

Can I book a flat with friends?

Yes, you can book the room with friends.

Is there parking available at my property and how much does it cost?

Some of the properties have parking available which students can reserve on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the parking space is dependent on the property.

What happens if I can't make a payment?

Your installment due dates are outlined in your tenancy agreement and by accepting the terms and conditions of your contract, both customer and guarantor are accepting responsibility for payment on the dates provided. If you are unable to make payment for your rent, please speak to your property team. They will be able to discuss with you your payment options and advise you of any future implications depending on how late the payment will be.

Can I view the property and room before booking?

Looking to view first? They've created virtual tours for most of our properties but if you would like to see the property in person, you can book this online for your chosen property.
If you would like to see the property and view the available rooms in person, connect with your amber agent to arrange a viewing.

What should I do if I am going to be arriving late at night or early in the morning?

If you are arriving late at night or early in the morning, simply call them and they’ll arrange for someone to come out and let you in.

What will happen when I arrive?

Their team will be ready and waiting to check you in when you arrive, and give you the keys to your new room. If you have been asked to book a time slot for arrival, please make sure you stick to this.
You will receive information on your new home and city and they'll let you know what to do if you need any help or support while settling in.

Can you store my luggage if I have it delivered ahead of my arrival?

They will be preparing your room for your arrival, and will not be able to store any luggage for you before you arrive.
LOVESPACE provides storage and packing solutions for all residents at properties without the hassle. You book online, they collect for free, store your stuff and deliver back to any UK address.

Will I get my advance rent back?

If you paid advance rent at the start of your tenancy, they put this towards your first rent installment. It wasn’t a deposit, so they won’t return it to you when you check-out.

Can I check-out before the end of my tenancy?

Yes. You can leave any time before your contract ends, and they will process your check-out early. You’ll need to return your keys and check-out in the Management’s App, or tell a member of staff you’re leaving early.
If you do decide to check-out early and surrender your tenancy, you won’t be entitled to any rent refund.

Is cleaning provided?

It’s your responsibility to clean both your room and the shared areas of your flat.
Find guidance on keeping your room and flat clean and tidy on the Common Room.

How much does it cost to use the laundry facilities at my property?

The cost to use the laundry facilities in your building may differ slightly. Pricing information will be available once you've checked into your property.

Do you provide bedding or do I need to bring my own?

Bedding is not provided in their properties. You will need to bring your own bedding to use when you arrive.
They have partnered with UniKitOut, the UK's leading Student Kit supplier, so whether you need bedding, kitchen, bathroom, or everything - they have something for you. You can buy them online.

How do I collect my key?

You can collect your keys from reception when you arrive. Remember, if you have been asked to do so, make sure you have booked a check-in slot. At your allotted time, just come straight to the main reception with your photo ID and the team will have your keys ready and waiting for you.

Can someone else pick my key up for me?

No. For security reasons, they can only give your room key directly to you.

Can I move in early?

Their standard tenancies have fixed dates and cannot be changed. However, if you are looking to move in earlier it may be possible to book an additional short stay tenancy and you will be charged for any additional nights. Check availability for your property.

I'm going to be late - do I need to let you know?

If you are running late on your arrival day, don’t worry - They will still be able to check you in.
As you will have missed your check-in slot you may have to wait to move in later on in the day though, when they can welcome you to the property safely.

Can my family or friends stay for a few nights after dropping me off?

All customers should follow their property’s rules on having guests. Please speak to your property team if you don’t know what these are.

Is there anything I can't bring with me when I move in?

Please leave anything illegal out of your new home. Candles and other hazardous items are not allowed either.
Unfortunately you'll need to leave any pets at home too. If you need a guide dog or working dog to assist you, please get in touch to discuss your options.
Fridges are another no-no. However, they do make some exceptions, for example if you’ve got a medical reason to have one. You'll need to check this with your property team before you move in.

Are things like pots, pans and cutlery provided in the kitchen?

You’ll need to bring your own pots, pans and other kitchen items
They have partnered with UniKitOut, the UK's leading Student Kit supplier, so whether you need bedding, kitchen, bathroom, or everything - they have something for you. You can buy them online.

Can I bring my pet with me?

No, unfortunately, pets are not allowed.

Can I sublet my room to someone else?

No, subletting your room is not allowed. If you do wish to leave your contract early you will need to find a replacement tenant and provide them with their details so that they can release you from your contract and create a new tenancy agreement for them.

How do I accept my tenancy agreement?

Once you have booked your room with them you will receive an email, titled 'Booking Offer Confirmation' and Acceptance. In that email, you will find a link to 'View' your agreement.

Do I need to read the tenancy document?

Yes, it's really important you understand what you're agreeing to. If there's any terms or conditions which are unclear, or if you're still unsure, they recommend you get in touch with them. Once you've accepted your tenancy agreement, you have entered into a contract. If you want to change or cancel your tenancy at a later date, you'll need to check the cancellation policy.

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Student Accomodations in Medway

Medway Student Accommodation

Finding student accommodation in Medway can take some time, but it is not difficult. Amber offers a wide selection of comfortable student accommodation that is still reasonably priced. Many student accommodations in Medway are near notable universities, including the University of Greenwich, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University of Kent.

The city provides a range of student accommodation options, including expensive and budget-friendly. It has accommodations for every student because they are all designed for convenience. Private student accommodation, private halls, and residence halls comprise the remainder of Medway student accommodation options. Private student accommodation in Medway includes all costs and offers comfortable, lavish, affordable en-suites, studios, and shared apartments. This city offers a variety of accommodation options for students seeking short-term rentals. Medway makes it much simpler to book short-term student accommodation than other UK cities. One popular student accommodation in Medway is the Pier Quays, which is highly rated among various students.

About Medway

Medway, located in Kent in the South East of England, is a fascinating and diverse location rich in history and military and marine heritage. Medway is named for the beautiful River Medway, which connects the historic towns of Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, and Rainham. Charles Dickens, one of the finest writers in English literature, was a prominent Medway resident.

The city is one of the boroughs incorporated in the Thames Gateway development programme. It also hosts the University of Medway, a tripartite partnership of the University of Greenwich, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University of Kent, located on one campus in Chatham Medway, South East England. There are numerous iconic sights in the city that you may have seen on TV or in films, such as Call the Midwife and Crown. The population of Medway was noted at 282,000 in 2023. The city of Medway is also home to various restaurants where you will be able to grab a bite when you are not in the mood, some of the best clubs where you will be able to dance your heart out on the weekends, and many cafes where you will be able to grab a cup of coffee or just chill with your friends, making it a great student to explore as a student! The city is also home to various tourist attractions that show off the culture of the city, like Rochester Castle, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Diggerland Kent, and Rochester Cathedral!

Best Student Accommodation in Medway

Since Medway is a city famous among students for its diverse location, many of them flock to the city to pursue their dreams and careers. Finding student accommodation in Medway can become a daunting task for many. Amber helps you find the best student accommodation in Medway in three easy steps: picking, booking and paying. We make the tiresome and lengthy process of booking your Medway student accommodation as easy as pie. Amber offers purpose-built studios, flats, and other affordable student housing in Medway. When planning to move to Medway, students should look at the localities next to their university. Many students prefer to live in student-friendly neighbourhoods; hence, we have listed the best student accommodations in Medway that you should look at.

1. Pier Quays

Pier Quays is a stylish student accommodation on Blake Avenue that offers a wide range of studio and en-suite rooms that are built with the comfort of students in mind! You will also find a range of amenities that make your stay as comfortable as possible, like an outdoor social space to relax with your friends, a communal study space to organise group study sessions, and a lot more! This makes Pier Quays among one of the best Medway student accommodations.

Cost of Living

Medway is a city that offers a pleasant work and living environment. The city boasts a vibrant commercial community and is a short drive from London. It's also an excellent spot to settle down and start a family. Here's an overview of the cost of living in Medway to help you budget for your trip. After a few weeks in the city, you'll begin to understand how much things cost and develop budgeting abilities. A monthly budget of £450-750 is recommended for students.

1. Food: £120 - £160 /month

2. Gas and Electricity: £100 - £120 /month

3. Internet and Mobile Phone: £30 - £40 /month

4. Dinner at a Restaurant: £30 - £50 /week

5. Laundry: £40 - £70 /month

6. Stationery and Textbooks: £30 - £60 /month

7. Clothing: £60 - £80 /month

8. Travel (Buses, trams, and Trains): £50 - £100 /month

Student Travel In Medway

Medway is only 30 miles from London and easily accessible by rail, bus, and bike. Its extensive public transportation links make travelling a breeze. Furthermore, when arranging a trip to the city, every student should keep a few things in mind as they move about the city. The city is well-connected to all primary transportation networks, and all universities are easily accessible and within walking distance.

1. Bus

The city is well served by public transportation, with local, train, and bus services making it easy to get around. Arriva, Southern Counties, provides a daily 10-minute bus service between Rochester and Chatham. It also runs several other services throughout Medway and the Chatham Waterfront Bus Station, making travelling from your student accommodation in Medway to anywhere in the city simple and affordable!

2. Trains

Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, and Rainham are the city's five principal train stations. All have frequent trains from London's Victoria and Charing Cross stations. High-speed trains may take you to London in under 35 minutes.

3. Car

The city's five towns, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Rainham, and Strood, are all linked to the road network. The M2/A2 and M20 motorways connect to the M25 and provide easy access between London and the Kent coast. Coaches often run from London and Victoria to the region.

4. Cycling

Cycling is among the best transportation methods that will not only help you save money but also keep you fit! Cycling to close places from your Medway student accommodation will greatly help you to cut down on your expenses, helping you maintain a budget!

Student Lifestyle and Living in Medway

Medway is a city packed with events that draw people from neighbouring towns. Students can also use a free shuttle to move about campus and find all necessities near the campus in the Bluewater and Pentagon Shopping Centers. Gillingham and Chatham's stations provide an easy connection to Birmingham and London. Almost 14,000 businesses in several industries offer job possibilities, and 5 million visitors each year contribute to growth. The university hosts public events such as the Pint of Science Festival in May and regular public lectures where anybody can attend and learn about the newest research being undertaken in the city. It's not a surprise that the city has a rapidly developing continental-style cultural scene, given its proximity to the Channel ports and Eurotunnel. Medway Park in Gillingham hosts various cultural events, ranging from open-air concerts and theatre performances to major athletic events. Explore Chatham's ancient dockyard, Rochester's Cathedral and Norman Castle, and a bustling arts and media community. The amber student accommodation website provides several options for students to have a fulfilling and pleasurable stay.

Medway Tourist Attractions

The city has a significant historical and cultural legacy and many exciting attractions and festivals. The city is one of the most demanded tourist attractions in southeast England. Rochester draws history buffs and fans of Charles Dickens, who based many of his books on the area's landmark 13th-century castle and ancient cathedral. Visit Chatham's historic dockyard museum to taste maritime and military history. A visit to Medway offers a varied and exciting visitor experience.

1. Rochester Cathedral

2. Rochester Castle

3. Riverside Country Park

4. Guildhall Museum

5. Royal Engineers Museum

6. Upnor Castle

Universities in Medway

Medway is a city filled with various universities, and these colleges make Medway a fascinating option for students. Amber also offers accommodations near many universities in Medway! Some famous universities in Medway include:

1. The University of Greenwich

2. University of Kent

3. Canterbury Christ Church

4. The University of the Creative Arts

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