The Old Fire Station, Birmingham

Aston St, Birmingham, B4 7DA, United Kingdom
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295 ft from Birmingham
295 ft from City Center( 1m. 1m. 1m)
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Aston University | 0.1 mi
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire | 0.2 mi
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About the Property

In search of the best student accommodation in Birmingham? You’re in luck as you can discover the prime student living experience at The Old Fire Station, Birmingham, located at Aston St Birmingham B4 7DA, right within the bustling heart of Birmingham's city centre. Renowned for a variety of rooms, including Bronze Ensuite, Gold Studio, and the exclusive Diamond Plus Studio (Mezzanine), this accommodation is a top pick for students. It stands conveniently close to several prestigious institutions, such as Aston University, Birmingham City University, and the University of Birmingham, positioning it perfectly for academic convenience.

Birmingham, a city with a rich industrial heritage and a vibrant, modern outlook, is an ideal locale for students seeking quality education and a lively urban life. The Old Fire Station, Birmingham student accommodation not only puts you at a convenient spot near to a host of universities but it's also steeped in the city’s history, characterised by its impressive student population and cultural significance. The cultural tapestry of this city is witnessed through its renowned Bullring & Grand Central shopping centres, the iconic Symphony Hall, and the historic Jewellery Quarter, making it an endless hub for exploration and inspiration. As a part of canvas grey star, The Old Fire Station, Birmingham's accommodation in Birmingham not only promises a comfortable and fully furnished habitat but also ensures students are nestled in a city known for its dynamic student scene and academic excellence.


Offering a blend of modern living and comfort, The Old Fire Station, Birmingham accommodation in Birmingham, truly lives up to its name. Each room type, from the Bronze Ensuite to the Diamond Plus Studio (Mezzanine), has been designed keeping in mind the needs of today's students. Fully furnished and equipped with all the essential amenities, such as Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen with appliances, a desk, and a wardrobe, this student accommodation in Birmingham ensures students have everything they need for a comfortable and hassle-free stay.

The Old Fire Station, Birmingham, also includes common amenities ideal for the student lifestyle, like the on-site laundry facility, gym, study space, well-being support, social spaces and basic bills included like water, electricity, gas and internet,  ensuring everyday tasks are taken care of with ease.

Managed by Canvas Grey Star, students can rest assured knowing that a reputable property management group supports their living experience. With its blend of comfort, convenience, and location, The Old Fire Station, Birmingham student accommodation is an exceptional choice for students looking to make the most out of their time in the city.

Location and What's Hot?

Right next to the thriving heart of Birmingham, The Old Fire Station, Birmingham student accommodation stands proudly as a beacon of convenience and comfort for students. Living near The Old Fire Station in Birmingham comes with a delightful array of nearby places to explore. For a quick and tasty bite, Greggs is just around the corner, serving up delicious pastries and snacks. If you're in the mood for some flavorful and spicy chicken, Rio's Piri Piri and Dixy Chicken Corporation Street are popular choices. Sweet tooth acting up? Dolce Desserts is the go-to spot for a tempting selection of treats. For a satisfying burger experience, BRGRI Birmingham is a local favourite. Looking for a traditional pub atmosphere? The Bull and Sacks Of Potatoes offer cosy settings to relax with friends. If you're up for some creative vibes, Tipping Triangles and BOA Creative Digital Performing Arts are nearby, providing artistic inspiration and performances. Music enthusiasts will appreciate the Eastside Jazz Club for its soulful tunes. Need a caffeine fix? Coffee Kup is the perfect spot to enjoy a warm cup of coffee. And for a quick and customisable meal, Subway is conveniently close. Whether you're in the mood for a casual hangout, cultural experience, or a satisfying meal, The Old Fire Station area has something for everyone. With these diverse options just a stone's throw away, your student accommodation is not only a place to live but a gateway to a vibrant and accessible neighbourhood in Birmingham. This student accommodation in Birmingham is not just about the ease of university proximity; it's a lifestyle hub that places you right where the city's pulses beat the fastest. Whether you're looking to dive into culture, fitness, dining, or a bit of everything, The Old Fire Station, Birmingham, perfectly marries the urban student lifestyle with the convenience of city living. You’re not just finding a place to stay but a place to live and thrive during your university years.


At The Old Fire Station, Birmingham, students can enjoy the effortless commute thanks to the property's prime location. With several public transport stops located within a stone's throw, getting around Birmingham is a breeze. Major transport hubs such as New Street Station and Coach Station are in the vicinity, offering train and coach services for longer journeys. For day-to-day travel, students can hop on buses at James Watt Queensway or take the tram from Bull Street Tram Stop. The excellent connectivity ensures that all major universities and city attractions are easily accessible. So, whether you are studying at the nearby Aston University or exploring the vibrant city, The Old Fire Station, Birmingham student accommodation serves as the perfect base.

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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)

  • Pay In Instalment
    This property offers 1, 2, 4 flexible instalment plans.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.
  • Guarantor Requirement
    Guarantor requirements and policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the price?

All your utility bills – water, electric, gas, internet, gym and use of all the social spaces – are included in the price. There are no hidden charges, what you see on your contract is what you pay (besides any damage to the room or fines you incur)

Am I allowed to have guests to stay?

You are welcome to have guests through the daytime, and an overnight guest for a reasonable amount of nights. You'll need to get permission from management for an extended period. They will need to provide a form of ID to check in through your resident portal, and you will be responsible for them throughout their stay. Please note, you will also need written consent from management if your overnight guest is under 18 years of age.

Will I need to pay council tax?

In the UK, students are exempt from paying council tax – you won’t need to pay this, but if the council do mistakenly bill you, you will need to provide details to prove that you are in full time education.

Do I need a TV License?

If you bring your own TV, or want to watch or record programmes as they are shown live (including on mobile phones, tablets or computers), you will need to apply and pay for a TV License. This also includes TV's provided by management.

What if something in my flat breaks?

If you’re having any problems with your room, a shared living space, or one of the communal areas, you have two options. You can log the issue using the resident portal, providing details so their maintenance team can get this sorted for you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can come down to your reception and talk to a member of staff so they can log it on your behalf.

Can I have pets?

Unfortunately, you are not allowed to keep any pets in your room or any shared living spaces.
What happens if i don’t get on with my new flat mates?
They want your university experience to be as positive as possible – if you are having any issues with flat mates, please let them know. They will do their best to help resolve any problems you might be having.

Can I receive post and parcels?

Each flat has its own lockable mailbox located in the lobby - your room keycard will also give you access to this. If any larger packages, or anything that requires a signature arrives for you, they’ll hold onto it and let you know via text or email so you can come and collect it. For security reasons, you will need to provide photo ID and give a signature to confirm collection. Post will not be given out to other residents on your behalf without written authorisation.

Can I live with my friends?

They are more than happy to accommodate groups as well as individuals. Let them know who you’re planning to live with, and they’ll do their best to accommodate you in the same flat.

Am I allowed to live with a partner or friend? How much will it cost?

Two people can share some of the bigger studios at the properties, which will add an additional £100 per week to the rent. Please contact them directly if this is something you’d like to organise. Please note, both inhabitants need to be full time students, studying at least 20 hours per week.

How do i contact you about a maintenance item or repair?

Their amazing site team are still around to assist with these requests - please can you visit Reception to report a repair or maintenance request, or email and call us.

How do i collect my parcels?

The Parcel Tracker is still up and running, no changes here! Please use the same app and collect via Reception as usual.

Do I need a guarantor?

They need details for a guarantor for every lease, even if you intend to pay in 1 instalment. This is because they will take responsibility for any unpaid arrears or damage during your tenancy period. Your guarantor will need be someone who is not in full time education, or living in student housing.

Who can be my guarantor?

Your guarantor can be anyone not currently in full time education. They do not need to be a UK resident either. Most residents use a parent, guardian or family member. However, please note you can NOT act as your own guarantor.

Is there an age limit for booking accommodation with property?

As a minimum age requirement, all residents need to have be or have turned 18 during their tenancy with them. This is due to the legally binding tenancy agreement that each resident is required to sign before arrival. They have no upper age limits on their accommodation, so long as the resident is in full time education for the duration of their stay.

When will I have to make my payments?

You can choose to pay for your lease in 1, 2, 4 or 10* instalments.

Do you offer any discount?

If you pay in 1 instalment, your total amount payable will be 2% cheaper than if you chose to pay in 2 instalments. If you pay in 4 instalments, your total amount payable will be 2% more expensive than if you chose to pay in 2 instalments.

How can i make a payment?

You can make a payment using a credit or debit card, either on the internet or over the phone. Please note, they do not accept American Express. You can also make a payment via bank transfer - please speak to the team for details.

What appliances and furniture are included in my room?

All rooms come with a bed, desk and chair. Extras such as kettles, toasters and lamps are not provided.

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Student Accomodations in Birmingham

Birmingham Student Accommodation

Finding ideal student accommodation in Birmingham UK can be a tiring job however, amber makes this daunting task easy by providing some amazing options. One of the best things about student accommodation Birmingham properties is its close proximity to renowned universities like the University of Birmingham, Aston University, and ACM Birmingham. Students will get a healthy environment to grow here, which will help them grow both personally and professionally. With a large number of students travelling to the city every year, finding ideal Birmingham student accommodation such as studios and en-suits can be a little difficult.

Hence, amber provides budget-friendly Birmingham City student accommodation options that are loaded with all the necessary amenities and facilities that one would require for a comfortable stay. If you are looking for student accommodation in Birmingham, then don’t forget to check out these options such as Compass, The Old Fire Station, Calthorpe Court, Canalside, and many more.

About Birmingham

Birmingham is known for its iron & steel industry, which makes it one of the major role players in the industrial revolution. Well, not just an enriching history, but Birmingham has established itself as the educational hub over the years. Attracting a large number of students from all over the world. Another thing that makes Birmingham stand out amongst the rest is that the city proves to be a great place for cultural amalgamation. One can easily find people from different ethnicities and diverse backgrounds coming together. Birmingham is close to many cities, such as Coventry, Leicester, and Nottingham.

Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom and is home to some of the finest universities. Students will get a good exposure and an amalgamation of different cultures & backgrounds in Birmingham. However, it’s important to find the perfect student accommodation in Birmingham on time. That’s when amber comes into the picture by helping students find their perfect stay in the city. These options are all packed up with a great range of amenities & facilities that make the stay comfortable for students. The city has some of the best places to visit, which also gives students time to relax and explore the city. Apart from this, the city is also known for its finest architecture and modern art.

Best student accommodation in Birmingham

Apart from a range of Birmingham student housing options, the city is also known for its beautiful architecture and modern infrastructure. The student flats in Birmingham promote community by enabling interactions with other students and forging lifetime friendships. With access to necessary amenities and resources, it provides a welcoming environment that is conducive to learning. By selecting the best student accommodation Birmingham options, you can invest in a balanced and enjoyable student experience, which will also help you to focus more on your studies and find lifelong memories. Amber simplifies the process by developing an easy, three-step process for choosing, paying for, and reserving the apartment of your choice. Amber offers purpose-built flats, studios, and budget-friendly apartments. If you intend to stay in student apartments in Birmingham, amber's sorting features make it easy to choose neighbourhoods close to your university to save your commuting time. Have a look at some of the budget-friendly student properties in Birmingham:

1. 800 Bristol Road

2. Collegiate Bagot Street

3. The Heights

4. Altura

5. iQ Broderick House

6. Chamberlain Place

7. Lucas Studios

8. Yugo Globe Works

9. Volume Works

10. The Pavilion

Cost of living in Birmingham

Birmingham, a city of endless possibilities, offers students affordable living costs that don't skimp on excitement. From reasonable food expenses to manageable utility bills and transportation costs, students can make the most of their budget while immersing themselves in Birmingham's vibrant culture and student-friendly atmosphere. Here are some costs associated with living here, apart from the rent for your Birmingham student accommodation:

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 /month

8. Travel (buses, trams, trains): £40 - £60 /month

Student Travel Birmingham

Birmingham, a sprawling metropolitan hub beyond the capital, boasts a comprehensive transportation infrastructure facilitating seamless mobility. Other than a range of options for student housing in Birmingham, an array of commuting options also cater to diverse needs, be it traversing to and from educational institutions or journeying back home during festive seasons. Common modes of travel encompass buses, trains, trams, and cycling routes, offering flexibility and convenience to residents and visitors alike within this vibrant urban landscape. More options include:

1. Bus

Birmingham has a vast bus network run by multiple companies. Adult single-trip bus fares typically cost around £2.50, although a National Express West Midlands Swift card can lower that cost to about £2.00. Weekly bus passes are discounted, costing between £15 and £20.

2. Train

Birmingham New Street station is a major hub with excellent connectivity. A West Midlands Network card can further reduce the cost of a weekly pass for unlimited train travel within the region from about £30-£40 to just £20-£30. Students can easily take the train to travel to the nearest places as well. People usually prefer trains because of their frequency.

3. Tram

Birmingham's West Midlands Metro tram system offers convenient transportation. Adult fares for a single tram ride range from £2.40 to £4.50, but they can be as low as £2.00 using a West Midlands Network card. Trams are also widely preferred by people for their rapid availability throughout the city.

4. Cycling

Birmingham promotes cycling by providing designated lanes and bike-sharing facilities. With pricing starting at £1 per hour or roughly £5 for a weekly pass, platforms like West Midlands Cycle Hire make renting bikes to students affordable.

Student Lifestyle & Living in Birmingham

Birmingham is not just the city that offers a quality of education, but it is also known for its outstanding tourist attractions. Students travelling from different parts of the world will get to experience different cultures and diversity in Birmingham. Students will get plenty of opportunities to explore this beautiful city, which will also help them in their professional journey. One can explore these places from their Birmingham student accommodation as well. Students can visit Cadbury World for a fun-packed day.

Birmingham is a popular study-abroad destination reputed for its thriving student life. You can always find something to occupy you in Birmingham, from its buzzing nightlife to its diversified culinary scene. Experience the city's flourishing music and arts scene. Savour exquisite street food at the Digbeth Dining Club, and cheer on your favourite team at a live sports event! Students seeking life-changing adventures are sure to make unforgettable memories. Birmingham will surely leave you wanting more!

The Balti Triangle, located just south of the downtown area, has the city's highest concentration of Balti houses and serves the best curries in the UK. Because Birmingham is considered the birthplace of the Balti curry, many of these restaurants are among the best in the country. It's authentic Indian cuisine at its finest. If you're not in the mood for Indian food, there are many Chinese eateries and smorgasbords to browse in the Chinese Quarter - however, it can be expensive. Digbeth Dining Club, winner of the Best Street Food Event at a new emphasis of the British Street Food Awards, is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and is home to a diverse blend of road food and world cooking outlets.

Birmingham Tourist Attractions

Birmingham offers a great range of tourist attractions that students can easily visit from their student apartments in Birmingham. Some of the best places to visit include:

1. Birmingham Hippodrome

2. Library of Birmingham

3. Symphony Hall

4. Villa Park Stadium Tour

5. Winterbourne House and Garden

6. Coffin Works

7. Barber Institute of Arts

8. National Motorcycle Museum

Universities in Birmingham

Birmingham offers one of the best universities in the city that attracts a lot of students from across the world to study every year. Some of the best universities that are easily accessible from your student accommodation in Birmingham are:

1. Ulster University


3. Birmingham City University

4. University College Birmingham

5. ACM Birmingham

6. Aston University

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