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Situated only ten minutes walk from the University, Aston Brook Green is an unique student housing project developed some 30 years ago by the Union in partnership with a local housing association. A pocket of 52 Victorian terraced houses were modernised and converted to 60 flats. The project comprises, thirty-two 3 person flats, eight 4 person flats and twenty self-contained one bedroom flats. The 1 bedroom flats can accommodate couples without children or single students (postgraduates and final years are given preference).
The flats were converted and furnished specifically to meet the requirements of students. The only items that students need to supply are cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and bed linen. All of the flats are fitted with gas fired central heating with residents having complete control over when their heating is on.
The site has a token operated launderette with tokens available from the Union Finance Office. There is no shortage of parking on the streets surrounding the site. Aston Brook Green is well illuminated, covered by CCTV and landscaped with trees and large grassed areas.
Aston Brook Green has its own wireless network with internet access. Access to the network is FREE to all residents. To access the network all you need to do is register with the Housing Manager. If you have any questions about the use of this facility, please contact the Housing Manager.
For the 2013/2014 academic year the weekly rent for properties is:
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All residents are responsible for the payment of their own gas, electricity and telephone bills. The day to day management of the project (allocations, collection of rent, etc.) is carried out by the Union with residents reporting any repairs directly to the Housing Association. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own houses which means that there is no disturbance from cleaners first thing in the morning!
Aston Brook Green provides the relative freedom of living in private rented property but with the security that the Union is effectively the landlord. There are Deputy Wardens resident on the site who cover for the Housing Manager in the event of an emergency outside office hours.
Aston Brook Green has proved to be a very popular place for students to live.
If you require further information please contact Malcolm Lawrie, the Housing Manager, in Room 316 (Union, 3rd floor), the Advice and Representation Centre (Union, 1st floor), or why not ask someone who already lives down there?
If you're unsure how to get to Aston Brook Green click here for a location map.