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Intro

Birmingham's landmark student accommodation, The Old Fire Station, is a mix of stylish en-suite studios and cluster apartments. Right in the heart of the city, surrounded by universities in all directions and complete with iconic features such as the fireman's pole and drill tower. The Old Fire Station, a fire station turned into student accommodation is a short distance to all the city's famous spots as well as the buzzing city that's just a 12-minute walk away. Being surrounded by such a vast plethora of culture makes The Old Fire Station a cosmos of cultural heritage.

Facilities at the property are extensive, including an onsite gym enabling students to blow off steam through workouts, a communal lounge for peers to spend time together and have some fun and study room for students to focus on academics. Staying over the summer with access to free internet and a quiet study room makes The Old Fire Station a safe space for aspiring students from all across the world.

The communal lounge makes a safe space for students to socialize, get to know their peers and build a good relationship with everybody residing at this property. This creates a healthy vibe of harmony with all the students living at this property. Post studying hours, students who intend to seek amusement and have some fun can head straight to the bar down the street to grab a couple of drinks with friends. 

Students can opt for private housing if they want to live by themselves at their own pace and ease or can also look for shared housing to live with a friend or a stranger. Students choosing to live with them will benefit from flexible payment terms, the option to stay over summer, high-speed WiFi, contents insurance and an on-site maintenance team.

Apartment Facilities

High speed WiFi
Flexible payment terms
In-house house keeping
Stay for summer

Community Facilities

Contents insurance
Onsite laundry facilities
Social calendar
Bike storage
Study room
Communal lounge
Outdoor courtyard
Parcel receipt service

Configurations

Bedroom - Bronze£139/week
Offers3
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Desk, chair and wardrobe
Communal bathroom, kitchen and living space
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Bedroom - Bronze
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Bedroom - Silver£149 - £155/week
Offers3
Lease Duration45 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Desk, chair and wardrobe
Communal bathroom, kitchen and living space
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Studio - Bronze Plus£149/week
Offers3
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Self-contained kitchen
Desk, chair and wardrobe
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Bedroom - Gold£155 - £159/week
Offers3
Lease Duration45 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Desk, chair and wardrobe
Communal bathroom, kitchen and living space
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Diamond (Shared Bathroom)£159/week
Offers3
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
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Ensuite - Silver£159 - £169/week
Offers3
Lease Duration45 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Communal kitchen facilities and living space
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Ensuite – Platinum£169 - £179/week
Offers3
Lease Duration45 week - 51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Communal kitchen facilities and living space
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Studio – Silver£175/week
Offers3
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Self-contained kitchen
Desk, chair and wardrobe
Studio - Silver£175/week
Offers3
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

Small double bed
Desk, chair and wardrobe included in the room
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Studio - Silver Plus£179/week
Offers3
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Self-contained kitchen
Desk, chair and wardrobe
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Studio - Gold£189/week/person
Offers3
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Self-contained kitchen
Desk, chair and wardrobe
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Studio - Gold Plus£195/week
Offers3
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

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3/4 bed
Self-contained kitchen
Desk, chair and wardrobe
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Studio - Diamond£199/week
Offers3
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Features

Split across two floors
3/4th bed
Self-contained kitchen
Studio - Platinum£209/week
Offers3
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Self-contained kitchen
Desk, chair and wardrobe
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Bedroom - PlatinumSold Out£150/week
Offers3
Bedrooms1
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Desk, chair and wardrobe
Communal bathroom, kitchen and living space
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Ensuite - BronzeSold Out£155/week
Offers3
Bedrooms1
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

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3/4 bed
Communal bathroom, kitchen and living space
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Ensuite - Bronze PlusSold Out£155/week
Offers3
Bedrooms1
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

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3/4 bed
Communal bathroom, kitchen and living space
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Ensuite - GoldSold Out£159 - £170/week
Offers3
Lease Duration45 week - 51 week
Bedrooms1
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

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3/4 bed
Communal kitchen facilities and living space
Studio – BronzeSold Out£160/week
Offers3
Bedrooms1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Features

3/4 bed
Self-contained kitchen
Desk, chair and wardrobe
Two bedroom apartment - BronzeSold Out£180/week
Offers3
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Bedrooms1
Shared Bathroom
Shared Room
Shared Kitchen

Features

Two bedroom apartment
3/4 bed provided in each room
Desk, chair and wardrobe
Shared bathroom, kitchen and living space
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Studio - Diamond (mezzanine)Sold Out£199/week
Offers3
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Features

Split across two floors
3/4th Bed
Self contained kitchen
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Booking Details

Cancellation Policy

Bookings made after 6th November 20187-Day Cooling Off PeriodYou can cancel your booking in writing or by sending an email directly to the Property Team within 7 days of accepting your tenancy agreement. If you decide to cancel your accommodation booking within these 7 days you will receive a full refund of your booking fee. No fees, no fuss.If you decide to cancel your booking following the 7-day cooling off period, the below procedures will apply depending on your circumstances:The following procedure applies to the below:

  • Failure to receive grades (all academic years)  
  • Failure to obtain VISA (all academic years)  
  • Studying in an alternative City  

If you secure your accommodation and then for the above reasons are no longer able to attend the affiliated University, official written evidence from the University (and/or UCAS/relevant VISA authorities) must be sent directly to the Property Team within 3 calendar days of the results or decision being published. If sufficient evidence is provided, you will be eligible for release from the tenancy agreement and the full booking fee will be returned.The following procedure applies to the below:

  • Change of mind  
  • Booking different accommodation  
  • Accepted onto a placement  

If you do not wish to live at Student Roost for the above reasons, you will be required to find a replacement person to take over your tenancy. The replacement person must be a student and match the preferences of the accommodation (e.g. female only flat). The replacement person must sign a contract for the entire length of your tenancy and secure this with payment of the booking fee. If a replacement is found, you will be released from your tenancy agreement and Student Roost will return your booking fee in full. Please note that your booking fee will be retained, and you will remain liable for all accommodation fees until a replacement person is found.Bookings on or after 1st AugustIf you book your accommodation after 1st August, your cooling off period will reduce to 24 hours only from point of acceptance. If you cancel your booking within these 24 hours, your full booking fee will be returned. Should you wish to cancel after these 24 hours, the previous procedures will take place depending on your circumstances.Cancellations following tenancy start date:If you book your accommodation on or after the tenancy start date, there will be no cooling off period. Should you wish to cancel, the below procedures will take place depending on your circumstances.The following procedure applies to the below:

  • Fail to make grades required to complete academic year  
  • Eviction from University  
  • Voluntarily withdrawn from University  

If you are unable to continue your studies at University and no longer will be a University student, you may be eligible to be released from your Student Roost tenancy. Your request to cancel must be submitted directly to the Property Team in writing or via email and be accompanied by sufficient evidence to your withdrawal and the reasons behind this.If you are granted a tenancy release, your deposit will be returned to you (minus any deductions relating to the condition of the Property upon your departure).The following procedure applies to the below:

  • Placement  
  • Single Semester Course  

If are required to cancel due to the above reasons, you will be required to find a replacement person for the remainder of your tenancy. The replacement person must sign a contract for the remaining length of your contract and secure this with payment of the booking fee. The replacement person must be a student and match the preferences of the accommodation (e.g. female only flat). If a replacement is found, you will be released from your tenancy agreement and Student Roost will return your deposit (minus any deductions relating to the condition of the Property upon your departure). Please note that your deposit will be retained, and you will remain liable for all accommodation fees until a replacement person is found.Illness/Extenuating CircumstancesIf you wish to leave the accommodation due to illness or any extenuating circumstances, this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. The request to cancel must be made in writing or via email and any accompanying documentation must also be provided. Until a decision has been made, you will remain liable for all accommodation fees. If a tenancy release is not granted, you will be required to find a replacement person before you are released from your tenancy. If you are granted a tenancy release, your deposit will be returned to you (minus any deductions relating to the condition of the Property upon your departure).Bookings made before 6th November 2018Cancellations before 1st AugustYou can cancel your booking in writing or by sending an email directly to the Property Team at any time, prior to 1st August before your tenancy start date. Any customers who decide to cancel their accommodation booking prior to 1st August will receive a full refund of their booking fee. No fees, no fuss.  Cancellations after 1st August

If you book your accommodation after 1st August, you will be given a 24 hour cooling off period. If you cancel your booking within these 24 hours, your full booking fee will be returned. Should you wish to cancel after these 24 hours, the below procedures will take place depending on your circumstances.

The following procedure applies to the below:

  •         Failure to receive grades (all academic years)  
  •         Failure to obtain VISA (all academic years)  
  •         Studying in an alternative city  

If you secure your accommodation and then for the above reasons are no longer able to attend the affiliated University, official written evidence from the University (and/or UCAS/relevant VISA authorities) must be sent directly to the Property Team within 3 calendar days of the results or decision being published. If sufficient evidence is provided, you will be eligible for release from the tenancy agreement and the full booking fee will be returned.The following procedure applies to the below:

  •         Change of mind  
  •         Booking different accommodation  
  •         Accepted onto a placement  

If you do not wish to live at Student Roost for the above reasons, you will be required to find a replacement person to take over your tenancy. The replacement person must be a student and match the preferences of the accommodation (e.g. female only flat). The replacement person must sign a contract for the entire length of your tenancy and secure this with payment of the booking fee. If a replacement is found, you will be released from your tenancy agreement and Student Roost will return your booking fee in full. Please note that your booking fee will be retained, and you will remain liable for all accommodation fees until a replacement person is found.  Cancellations following tenancy start date:If you book your accommodation on or after the tenancy start date, there will be no cooling off period. Should you wish to cancel, the below procedures will take place depending on your circumstances.The following procedure applies to the below:

  •         Fail to make grades required to complete academic year  
  •         Eviction from University  
  •         Voluntarily withdrawn from University  

If you are unable to continue your studies at University and no longer will be a University student, you may be eligible to be released from your Student Roost tenancy. Your request to cancel must be submitted directly to the Property Team in writing or via email and be accompanied by sufficient evidence to your withdrawal and the reasons behind this.If you are granted a tenancy release, your deposit will be returned to you (minus any deductions relating to the condition of the Property upon your departure).  The following procedure applies to the below:

  •         Placement  
  •         Single Semester Course    

If are required to cancel due to the above reasons, you will be required to find a replacement person for the remainder of your tenancy. The replacement person must sign a contract for the remaining length of your contract and secure this with payment of the booking fee. The replacement person must be a student and match the preferences of the accommodation (e.g. female only flat). If a replacement is found, you will be released from your tenancy agreement and Student Roost will return your deposit (minus any deductions relating to the condition of the Property upon your departure). Please note that your deposit will be retained, and you will remain liable for all accommodation fees until a replacement person is found.Illness/Extenuating CircumstancesIf you wish to leave the accommodation due to illness or any extenuating circumstances, this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. The request to cancel must be made in writing or via email and any accompanying documentation must also be provided. Cases may be escalated to the Tenancy Release Panel who will confirm their decision within 5 working days. Until a formal decision has been made, you will remain liable for all accommodation fees. If a tenancy release is not granted, you will be required to find a replacement person before you are released from your tenancy. If you are granted a tenancy release, your deposit will be returned to you (minus any deductions relating to the condition of the Property upon your departure).

Payment Details

Rent Payments:

Pay in Full

Pay in Instalment - 3 instalments due in October, January and April

Pay Monthly - Please inform about the same after making a booking

The guarantor can be any international guarantor, not necessarily UK based.

Frequently Asked Questions

What communal spaces are there?

The property offers excellent communal spaces and guarantees a fun-packed and fully inclusive social calendar for all the students to enjoy, all year round.


What if I have a disability or a special requirement?

Yes, The property offer rooms types with additional and accessible facilities. Please declare any medical information or disabilities on your application. You can always mention your preferences and special requirements. 


How do I pay?

You get the choice on how you pay your rent. You can choose from annual, termly and monthly payment plans across the year. 


Who is a guarantor?

Your guarantor is a person who agrees to pay your rent if you are unable to. The property will only contact your guarantor if there is a delay in payment. Your guarantor should be over 18 years of age. They should be in full time employment and a homeowner and/or renting accommodation.