Intro

River Street Tower is located within the First Street area of Manchester which has emerged as one of Manchesters most vibrant new neighbourhoods.

The area has a blend of culture, leisure and retail and is home to many students. Just around the corner is HOME, a centre for international art, theatre and film and it is less than 10 minutes walk to Oxford road.

River Street Tower is a great location to choose for your studies in this great city. Manchester Metropolitan University, BPP and INTO are within 5 minutes walk and the University of Manchester is just over 15 minutes walk away.

If you are planning to arrive into Manchester via the airport, River Street tower is just 15 minutes by taxi and 5-minutes from Manchester Piccadilly train station.

There is a wide choice of accommodation on offer, ranging from en-suite rooms in shared flats to self-contained studios. All beautifully fitted to a high standard with custom made furniture.  Whichever room type you choose, you can live in style and be part of the community with fantastic social spaces including a dine-in area, cinema room, games room, common room and gym.

Community Facilities

CCTV
On-site Laundry
Cycle Storage

Apartment Facilities

WIFI
Big Beds
Bills Included
Contents Insurance

Configurations

3DIO£157 - £160/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2 Bath
Area8 sqft
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

3DIO
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3DIO Plus£161 - £164/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2 Bath
Area10 sqm
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

Their wider non-ensuite small apartments for 3 students include 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

3DIO Plus
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2DIO£166 - £169/week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

Free Wifi
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds

Their non-ensuite small apartments for 2 students include 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms.

2DIO
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2DIO Plus£170 - £173/week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area10 sqm
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

Free Wifi
Big Beds
Study Desk And Chair

Their slightly longer non-ensuite small apartments for 2 students include 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms.

2DIO Plus
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Standard En-suite£173 - £176/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area13 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

The en-suite in 5 or 6 bedroom shared apartments include a private en-suite shower room and a shared living area.

Standard En-suite Plus£178/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area13 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

Situated on floors 17-31 the en-suite bedrooms in 5-6 shared apartments include a private en-suite shower room and a shared living area.

Premium En-suite£183 - £186/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area16 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

Deluxe En-suite£191/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area24 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

Study Desk And Chair
En-suite Shower Rooms
Free Wifi
Big Beds

The corner bedrooms benefit from greater floor space with two large windows. The large bathroom includes a shower over the bath.

Bronze Studio£212 - £215/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area17 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Study Desk And Chair
En-suite Shower Rooms
Big Beds
Free Wifi

basic

Bronze studios include stylish fitted furniture, spacious kitchen and modern shower room. These studios are situated on floors 1-16.

Bronze Plus Studio£217 - £220/week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area19 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Free Wifi
En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds

Bronze Plus studios on floors 17-31 include stylish fitted furniture, spacious kitchen and modern shower room.

Silver Studio£222 - £225/week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area21 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

Situated on floors 1-16 the studio includes fitted furniture, bed and modern kitchen.

Silver Plus Studio£227/week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area21 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

Situated on floors 17-31 with city views these studios offer plenty of study space and living space.

Gold Studio£232/week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area21 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

Located on floors 4-16 the gold studio with two windows comes equipped with stylish fitted furniture and a modern kitchen. The large bathroom features a shower over the bath.

Gold Plus Studio£237/week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area21 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Free Wifi
Big Beds

Located on floors 17-31 the gold plus studio comes equipped with stylish fitted furniture and a modern kitchen. The large bathroom features a shower over the bath.

Platinum Studio£301/week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area29 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

Situated on lower floors these spacious studios with two windows include a large bathroom with shower over bath.

Diamond Studio£306/week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area32 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

En-suite Shower Rooms
Study Desk And Chair
Big Beds
Free Wifi

The diamond studios are the largest of all studios and situated on lower floors. These spacious studios with two windows include a large bathroom with shower over bath.

Booking Details

Cancellation Policy

1. An Academic year covers the period 1st September to 31st August.  Provided you havent collected the keys to the accommodation, you may be able to cancel your booking by writing or sending an email to the property, subject to the following terms:

For bookings made before the 31st July for the next academic year you may cancel your booking within 48 hours from the time of booking. If you chose to cancel your booking with Downing Students during the cancellation period we will retain 50 from the deposit paid in lieu of administration fees.

For Bookings made between the 1st and 31st of August for the next academic year you will not be able to cancel.

Bookings made in and for the current academic year may not be cancelled.

In the instance where a deposit is paid and the offer of accommodation is declined i.e. the tenant fails to manually or digitally sign a Tenancy Agreement , we will retain 50 from the deposit in lieu of administration charges.

Subject to the cancellation periods stated above once you have signed your tenancy agreement you will be legally bound by the terms stipulated in your tenancy document.

2. Once the Cancellation Period has expired or if you have collected the keys for your accommodation you will be legally bound by the terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement and will be liable to pay all the amounts due.  You cannot terminate, or be released from your Tenancy, until such time another full time student has entered into an agreement, with Downing Students, to rent your room. Please note that a room can only be re let at the higher of the rent specified on the tenancy agreement and the current prevailing rent. This may not necessarily be the same as the rent specified on the outgoing tenants agreement.  Any outstanding amounts on your account must be paid in full prior to the landlord agreeing to re let your room.  You are not permitted to sub let your room; all rental agreements must be made through Downing Students. In order for Downing Students to re let your room you must complete a Re let form and administration charges will apply.

3. No Place No Pay: Provided you have not collected your keys the following will apply:- If your offer of a place at your preferred/current University/Higher Education Institution is withdrawn by the University/Higher Education Institution as a result of you not achieving their required entry grades or passing your end of year exams, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply us with a copy of:

a written rejection letter from your chosen university /college or UCAS or a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved; or

a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.

These document(s) must be received by us within 7 calendar days from the date your results are published or by 1st September (which ever date is the sooner). Please email the documentation to the property. On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided we are satisfied, we will cancel your agreement and refund your deposit in full.

4. If you cannot get a VISA to study in the UK: Provided that you have NOT collected the keys, and you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused, we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit, provided that you send this evidence to us within 1 week of your notification.

If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the Tenancy Start Date to the date you send us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA, provided that we receive the evidence in writing within 1 week of your notification.  If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.

Payment Details

Booking Deposit:

250 to confirm the booking

Rent Payments:

Pay in Full (1.5% discount), due in August (included in the price per week)

Pay in 3/4 installments, due in August, September, January and April (UK guarantor required)

Pay in 3/4 installments, due in August, October, December and February (Without UK guarantor)

Mode of Payment:

Pay using a debit card or a credit card (with 2% surcharge) online, over the phone or at the reception.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a student?

Only full-time students can live at West Village. You may be asked to provide proof of your student status and it is very important that you notify us immediately if this changes.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Yes, a deposit is required and will be held with the Deposit Protection Scheme. The deposit will be refundable at the end of your tenancy providing the property is left clean, damage free and in the same condition as at the start of your tenancy and that you have provided a copy of your Council Tax Exemption Certificate or your Registration Certificate. The deposit only becomes refundable at the end of the agreed tenancy, so if the main agreement is not completed we will consider the deposit as payment in lieu of expenses incurred. However, first-year applicants with a conditional offer of a place (dependent on grades) will be refunded the deposit if they can show written confirmation from the University that they have not been successful in securing a place.

Do I need a Guarantor?

Yes, a Parent or legal Guardian resident in the UK must stand as Guarantor. The Guarantor is legally bound to pay any debts accrued during the tenancy if the tenant refuses to pay. 

What if I fail my end of year exams/A Levels and the University does not offer me a place for September?

If you provide written evidence from the University, within SEVEN days of your results being published and no later than 1st September (whichever date is the sooner), that you do not have a place we will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. 

What if I cannot get a Visa to study in the UK?

Provided, you have NOT collected the keys, and that you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit. If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the Tenancy Start Date to the date you provide us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA. If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.

What am I responsible for?

As the Tenant, you are responsible for the rent for the full duration of the term as set out in the tenancy agreement, whether or not you reside on the property. NB: Where there has been any breach of the Tenancy Agreement by a student; such as where fees have not been paid in line with the agreement or where any student causes a nuisance or annoyance to fellow students or refuses to follow the reasonable direction of the management, the Landlord or their agents reserve the right to seek eviction of that tenant. This is without prejudice to any obligations which the tenant may be under through the agreement. We will also notify the relevant University who may take action under its Disciplinary Code in accordance with the Student Charter and its Code of Conduct. If youre unfamiliar with the law and your legal obligations in relation to the tenancy, you should seek advice from a Solicitor, Accommodations Officer or Citizens Advice Bureau. When you sign the tenancy agreement we assume you are fully aware of your legal obligations.

What does my rent include?

Your rent is inclusive of utilities i.e. light, heat and water, as well as internet and contents insurance.

How will I pay my rent?

Rental is paid termly, in advance, by debit or credit card. Tenancy agreements cannot be completed by the Landlord until your payment card details have been provided. This information is needed to complete your online booking and can be given by yourself or by your guarantor. Students who cant provide a Guarantor who permanently resides in the UK, are required to pay their rent in advance in September, October and December. If youre awaiting a student loan and cant meet payments as scheduled you should contact us at least 48 hours (Monday to Friday) before the payment is due. You will be liable for all bank and administration charges incurred by the Landlord for failed payments and will be expected to reimburse the Landlord for these charges upon demand.

Where do I get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate or Registration Certificate?

This is usually given to you when you enrol at University, or you can apply to your Students Services/Registrations office.

When can I move in?

You can move in on or after the Tenancy Start Date as specified in your tenancy agreement. 

When do I have to move out?

You have to vacate your accommodation by 11 am on the Tenancy End Date as specified in your agreement. Anything left in your room after this time will be removed and disposed of.

What if I want to terminate my agreement and move out?

If you wish to terminate your tenancy, we must be notified in writing and you must complete our Re Let Form. You will remain responsible for the rent until a new tenant is found or until the end of the tenancy (whichever is sooner). We will aim to find a new tenant who is both acceptable to us and who is prepared to meet the financial and legal requirements of the tenancy agreement at the current prevailing rent. We cant always guarantee finding another tenant, as obviously this becomes more difficult as the academic year progresses, however, you are able to suggest a replacement to us. Please note that you will also need to cover all administration charges incurred in reassigning the tenancy. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

What do I need to bring?

All our shared apartments and Studios will be furnished but bedding and personal linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels etc.) is not provided. Double size bedding is suitable for beds in all rooms. In a shared apartment there is a TV in the lounge area and all Studios have Smart TV. All kitchens include microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. Irons, ironing boards and vacuum cleaners are available. Kitchen utensils (crockery, cutlery, pans, etc.) are not provided. You will not be allowed to bring your own fridges, tumble dryers, portable heaters or other large electrical appliances. Chip pans and deep fat fryers are forbidden, as is the use of candles.

Can I store my belongings in my room, over the summer or after my tenancy has ended?

You must take all your possessions with you when you leave at the end of your tenancy, even if you are returning to the same room for another year after the holidays. We do not accept any responsibility for anything you leave behind and you may be charged for removal and disposal.

My Partner and I are both Students; can we share a room or Studio?

At West Village there a small number of studios available for double occupancy at an additional charge of 25%.

Is there the Internet?

Superfast Internet (and WIFI) is included in your rent. In the unlikely event its not fast enough you can upgrade. Find out more about our internet and wifi here.

Do I need insurance?

Contents insurance is included as part of your rental and is provided by Endsleigh Insurance. You can take a look at the policy terms and conditions and find out whats covered here. Any enquiries about contents insurance must be directed to Endsleigh on 0330 3030 280.

Do I need a TV Licence?

Yes, you will need a TV Licence. Anyone in the UK watching or recording television as its being broadcast or simulcast on any device including mobiles, laptops and PCs must, by law, be covered by a valid TV licence. Buying a TV Licence is your own responsibility and is not included in your rent.

Can I have visitors?

Unless otherwise stated, bedrooms are for single occupation only. Occasional overnight visitors will be allowed, at the discretion of the management, provided that no disturbance or inconvenience is caused to other occupants. You will be held fully responsible for the actions and behaviour of your visitors.

Can children stay/live with me?

Children cannot stay over or live in the property.

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Is there Car Parking?

Unfortunately, there is no car parking available on site.

Is there a Cycle Store?

Yes, our accommodation has ample storage for bicycles.