Live right next to Aston University at The Old Fire Station, near Birmingham’s famous shopping centres, buzzing creative districts and quirky indie outlets.
Different rooms available in The Old Fire Station
The Old Fire Station offers several different rooms. Below are listed some of the popular room types and their amenities.
A Bedroom Diamond comes with a private bedroom. You’ll share the bathroom and kitchen facilities as well as the communal space with other inhabitants. Your bedroom will have a ¾ (small double) bed, large desk and chair, bedside table, wardrobe and bookcase.
The Ensuite Silver room is similar to the Bedroom Diamond, except that you’ll have your own bedroom and bathroom and share only the kitchen and communal space. You’ll live in a fully furnished bedroom with a ¾ (small double) bed, large desk and chair, bedside table, wardrobe and bookcase. In the shared kitchen you’ll have an over, hob, fridge and a workspace for all residents. The living room includes sofas and a table.
If you’d like to have a bigger bedroom, you can go for the Ensuite Platinum room. Similar to the Ensuite Silver, you’ll have a private bedroom with a private ensuite bathroom. You’ll share kitchen facilities and the communal living room.
If you prefer your own privacy, we have some great deals for studios as well. When you book a Studio Silver Plus, you’ll get a fully self-contained property with your own bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, as well as a private kitchen.
The other studio option with a special price is the Studio Diamond. This is a larger studio with a mezzanine, meaning the flat is split across two floors. You’ll get your very own bedroom, bathroom and kitchen just like with the Studio Silver, but with a little bit of extra space thanks to the mezzanine.
If you want to live together with a partner you can share any of the studio flats with another person for no extra cost, as long as the other person is also a student.
Live in a great location near Birmingham city centre
At The Old Fire Station you’ll enjoy a central location, being only about a 10-minute walk from the city centre. Wander over to the Bullring shopping centre and spend an afternoon browsing the rails for high street fashion, or explore the iconic Jewellery Quarter lanes, stopping for a grilled cheese sandwich from Saint Kitchen coffee shop in beautiful St Paul’s Square. Then, stroll to the Digbeth creative district to see what’s happening over at The Custard Factory – pop in and out of its small galleries and quirky vintage boutiques.
Your location is also great with your studies in mind, as many of Birmingham’s universities can be reached quickly and easily from The Old Fire Station.
Getting to universities from The Old Fire Station
It’s easy to get to several of the most notable universities in Birmingham, especially Aston University, which is right next door. You can walk to your classes at Aston University in only two minutes.
You can walk to Birmingham City University in about 5 minutes. University College Birmingham can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes, or by bus in 15 minutes. You can catch the bus to the University of Birmingham and be there in just over 20 minutes.
Staying at The Old Fire Station
The Old Fire Station offers three different room types you can choose from. You can have a private bedroom with a shared bathroom or an ensuite where you get your own bedroom and bathroom. If you’d prefer total privacy, you can book a studio (the Entire Place option) and you’ll have it all just for yourself: bedroom, bathroom and a small kitchen where you can cook your own meals.
The property has staff on-site 24/7 so any problems you might encounter can be reported right away. The staff are also happy to collect any parcels you receive, so if you’ve done some online shopping, you won’t have to stay home all day waiting for your delivery to arrive! If you should have any problems, the maintenance team will be on hand to address any issues.
The building has 24-hour security and CCTV, so you can stay safe and sound at The Old Fire Station. There’s also an on-site laundry room where you can easily wash all your clothes whenever you need.
If you need some flexibility with your payment terms and dates, don’t worry. At The Old Fire Station you can stay for summer if you want. The property also offers flexible payment terms. If you want to know more, get in contact with us and one of our booking consultants will be happy to help.
What is included in the rent?
When you’re staying at The Old Fire Station, you don’t have to worry about any extra expenses. No matter which room type you choose, all bills are included in your rent. This covers water, heating and electricity.
You’ll also get access to the free high-speed WiFi (100Mbps) that is available in all rooms of the property. Contents insurance is also included in the rent, so your belongings will be covered too.
Amenities at The Old Fire Station
If you don’t want to always be locked up in your bedroom while studying, you can get a change of scenery and head out to one of the dedicated study rooms to find some peace and quiet.
To balance off the studying, don’t forget to enjoy the social life though! The Old Fire Station has a great social calendar with events throughout the year. You can hang out with your new friends at the communal lounge or in the outdoor courtyard. When you want to break a sweat, just head to the on-site gym. If you want to bring your bicycle with you when you move in, you can store it at the property’s cycle storage free of charge.