2019/20 Rooms Now Available! FREE DUAL OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE

Lucas Studios

Student Accommodation in Birmingham

Wanting to live with your partner? We are now offering FREE dual occupancy on some selected rooms… please contact us directly for further information.

Lucas Studios, situated just 7 minutes’ walk from Aston University and Birmingham City University 8 minutes’ further, has everything you need to enjoy university life to the fullest.

You can choose from a range of contemporary studios; many have their own private terrace or balcony to relax on (a welcome luxury in student accommodation!) and you can also enjoy socialising with friends in the stylish social space. There are free monthly social events that all residents are welcome to attend celebrating calendar days and awareness days, and include free food, drink and entertainment!

Each room has all the comforts of home including a kitchenette with fridge/freezer, induction hob and sink, ensuite bathroom, small double bed, study desk and chair, and ample storage. The building also has on-site laundry facilities, a communal lounge and a bike store.

Everything at this accommodation is included in your rent – and for total peace of mind there is on-site management, 24 hour CCTV and electronic key card entry systems.

Lucas Studios is the perfect place to meet like-minded people, have fun and make the most of your time at university. It’s in a prime location, totally hassle-free and there’s no worrying about extra bills!

Our spacious studios are perfect for students who are looking to share a room with their partner. We cater for couples with no extra fees!

Student Housing for Birmingham Universities and Colleges

Lucas Studio is in the perfect location for studying in Birmingham and is commutable to the top higher education providers on foot or bus. Aston University is only a short 7 minutes’ away, and Birmingham City University is just 8 minutes’ further. University of Law Birmingham is only 18 minutes walk away, University College Birmingham is 15 minutes’ by public transport and University of Birmingham is 35 minutes. Newman University is under an hour away by bus, and both The Queen’s Foundation and Maryvale Institute are under 30 minutes away by bus.

Transport links are excellent with Birmingham New Street station just 5 minutes by bus from Lucas Studios (the direct train to London Waterloo is just under 2 hours) and Birmingham Airport only 30 minutes’ by bus.

All essential amenities are under 10 minutes’ walk from Lucas Studios, including a Tesco Express, a choice of bars and pubs, and gyms.

The city centre is only a short stroll away where you will be amongst a huge variety of shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, galleries, museums and the famous Bullring Shopping Centre. Birmingham has a variety of music venues, including the o2 Academy, Birmingham Arena and the Symphony Hall. The infamous Cadbury World is also just 30 minutes outside of the city centre and is the perfect place to pick up some unbeatable chocolate bulk-buys and bargains (best of all you don’t need a ticket to get in!).

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is still the UK’s centre for jewellery and is unlike anywhere else in the world, and is just 20 minutes by bus from Lucas Studios. It is a unique place steeped in history with a mix of over 800 jewellery businesses, pubs, cafes, bars and restaurants; as well as art galleries, museums and antique shops.

The legendary Custard Factory forms the heart of Birmingham’s creative and digital district. Just over five minutes’ walk from the Bullring Shopping Centre and only 20 minutes’ by bus from Lucas Studios, it is home to over 500 businesses and hosts a regular calendar of fairs, festivals and gigs.

 

The On-site Team at Lucas Studios

You will be looked after by an experienced team whose focus is providing you with a fun, enriching and safe place to live and study.

Not only will they deal with any maintenance issues, they will help you settle in and introduce you to fellow students, organise social events and always be there to give advice or simply listen.

Many of our student residents are living on their own away from parents, and even their home country, for the first time in their lives. So our on-site team are passionate about being welcoming, friendly and professional; they are focused on making your time living with us enjoyable and safe.

On hand to sort out any maintenance issues quickly, the on-site team will help you meet and socialise with other residents when you come to live with us at Lucas Studios. They can help you get to grips with student life, from organising a social event to discovering where to shop and finding the best nightlife, they are happy to lend you support any time you need it.

Address

Lucas Studios
291 Corporation Street
Birmingham
B4 7DP

Phone: 0121 227 4266

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Our Rooms - 2019/20 Rooms Available! 10% Off Remaining 2018/19 Rooms

From £186 PW
Bronze Studio
Available

Bronze Studio

Contract Length: 51 weeks-LS
Price Per Week: From £186
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £9,236
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

This self-contained studio is all yours to enjoy, with an ensuite shower room, small double bed, bags of storage, fitted kitchen and study area.

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From £192 PW
Silver Studio
Available

Silver Studio

Contract Length: 51 weeks-LS
Price Per Week: From £192
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £9,542
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

If you like to spread out, then this more spacious studio could be for you. Features include an ensuite shower room, small double bed, lots of storage, fitted kitchen and study area.

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From £202 PW
Gold Studio
Available

Gold Studio

Contract Length: 51 weeks-LS
Price Per Week: From £202
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £10,052
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

This studio space, even bigger than the Silver Studio but with the same quality features and fittings, comes with loads of storage, small double bed, fitted kitchen and study area. Ideal if you’re looking to share a room as a couple.

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From £210 PW
Platinum Studio
Available

Platinum Studio

Contract Length: 51 weeks-LS
Price Per Week: From £210
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £10,460
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Our largest studio has tonnes of space to enjoy to yourself, or as a couple sharing. There is an ensuite shower room, small double bed, a staggering amount of storage, fitted kitchen and study area.

Student living really doesn’t get any bigger or better than this!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I live with my friends?

Yes. Where possible we will try to put you with your friends. When applying for your accommodation you should let us know your preferences including the names of your friends.  We will contact you to confirm your request.

Can I cancel my contract once I have signed it?

Please be aware that once you have signed your contract to stay with us, unless due to exceptional circumstances, you will be tied into the contract and expected to cover the cost of your room unless you are able to source an alternative resident to take over your contract.

If you have concerns that you might not be able to stay with us (due to VISA issues, etc.), please speak to your Accommodation Manager at the earliest opportunity.

When can I move in?

Please either speak to the Accommodation Manager or check your contract for more details on your move-in date.

We sometimes get requests to see if people can move in early, we will try and do our best to accommodate any requests where possible, but please be aware this isn’t always possible due to previous residents moving out. Please call your accommodation directly to check the availability.

Will my room be cleaned?

Your accommodation is cleaned for your arrival. Once you have moved in you will be responsible for cleaning your room and any shared areas within an apartment.

What do I need to bring with me?

Your room is furnished but you will need to bring the essentials such as:

Bed linen (duvet, pillows and sheets)

Kitchen utensils, including saucepans, plates, cutlery and glasses.

Towels

Toiletries

Clothes

Laptop and chargers

Personal items

See our handy checklist to help you get started.

To help you with the essentials we have teamed up with UniKitOut to make your move as simple and straightforward as possible.  You can now order bedding, bathroom and kitchen items along with accessories here and they’ll be ready and waiting for you when you move in! You can also save 10% with the code USL17.

 

Will my room be checked?

We will undertake full room (and communal areas where applicable) inspections at least three times during your tenancy period. We will check for cleanliness, damage and for missing items.

 

What kind of students will be living here?

We have all kinds of students living with us, from all over the world, studying for their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

I'm a Fresher, what can I expect?

Heading to University is an incredibly exciting time but if it’s your first time away from home you may also be feeling a bit nervous.  We’ve put together a freshers’ guide which we hope will give you an idea of what to expect and to help you settle in to Freshers’ week and university life.  The main thing to remember is that everyone is going to be in the same position as you so be yourself and you’ll be great!

What happens if there is a problem with the heating or other services?

Contact the management team in the building and they will arrange for maintenance to attend and fix the problem.

Can I rebook my room for next year?

Many of our residents are returning students who just don’t want to leave!

Apply as soon as possible in order to book your room, we cannot guarantee your room will be available; if you book early you will improve your chances.

What is a reservation fee?

Your reservation fee of £250  is due when you book your room. This is not a deposit, and once paid, is not refundable.

Your reservation fee secures your room once you sign the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and  your Guarantor signs the Guarantee (if required).

At the start of your tenancy your reservation fee converts to an advanced rent payment, and is either deducted from your single rent payment (if you pay for the year in advance) or from your first term’s rental payment (if you pay in stages).

So, for example if the total rent stated in your contract is £4,500, and you are paying in advance, you will pay £250 before signing your contract, and the remainder, £4,250 before moving in.

If you are paying by three instalments with a UK Guarantor, then you will pay the £250 reservation fee on signing, 40% of the contract rent before you move in less the reservation fee (£1,800 – £250 = £1,550), £1,800 at the start of the second term, then £900 for the third term.

 

Do I need to pay any bills?

Your weekly rent includes all electricity, heating and water bills and room internet access.

However, we follow a ‘reasonable use policy’ and if we feel your use of any of the utilities (electricity or water)  is excessive, we will notify you of our concerns, and if the excessive use does not change, we reserve the right to charge you for such excessive use.

What should I do if I lose my keys?

If you lose your keys, please request a new set from the accommodation office, you will need to pay for a replacement set. If the office is closed you can contact the Student Warden on site.

Please look after your keys;

  • Do not label them
  • Do not give them to anyone else
How old do I have to be to live in your accommodation?

To live at one of our properties you must be 18 or over, on or before, the start date of your tenancy agreement.

What do I have to pay and when?

You will need to pay the £250 non-refundable reservation fee to secure your room.

You will then have two options – you can pay by three instalments or in one lump sum.

Paying in three instalments:

Students will need to provide evidence of a UK based guarantor if they wish to pay by instalments.  Students will also need to sign a Direct Debit Mandate form to pay by instalments.

The first installment of rent is due in our bank account 10 days before the start of your tenancy. We will notify you in good time of the bank account details, or you can pay through our on-line portal with a debit card or credit card (credit cards attract a processing charge).

The start of your tenancy is the first date shown on your Assured Shorthold Tenancy, NOT the date you move into your room.

If you are receiving a Student Loan, and using this to pay your rent, you will NOT receive this loan until you have arrived at University and registered with your course. The University will then notify the Student Loans Company that you have registered, and the Student Loans Company then pay you the first terms loan, which may arrive one to two weeks after you need to move in.

It may therefore be difficult for you to pay your first rent instalment in full without your loan. If that is the case, you should speak to your guarantor to ask for assistance in the interim. If you require further assistance please contact your site team for more information.

Paying in one lump sum:

If students are unable to provide a UK based guarantor, payment will need to be paid in full at least 10 days prior to tenancy start dates.

What is a guarantor?

A Guarantor is a person that you nominate who will guarantee that your rent will be paid if you are unable to pay it yourself. The person needs to be capable of meeting your obligations if you are unable to.

If you fail to pay your rent on time, the guarantor will be responsible to ensure your rent is paid in full.

More information about guarantors can be found here.

An overseas based guarantor, or one who is overseas but has a UK bank account is not acceptable.

If you are not able to provide your own guarantor, Housing Hand is an international guarantor service that provides this service to all students who cannot provide a suitable or qualified UK Guarantor.

Housing Hand also specialises in dealing with International students who cannot provide a Guarantor in the UK.

If you would like to use or find out more about the Housing Hand Guarantor Service, please visit their website www.housinghand.co.uk or you can call their offices from +44 (0)207 205 26 25.

Do I need to have a UK based guarantor?

You will need to have a UK based guarantor if you would like to pay your rent by instalments.  If you choose to pay the total rent upfront then you will not be required to have a UK based guarantor.

Can I cancel my contract?

No. Your Tenancy Agreement is a legally binding document and you are subject to the terms and conditions of that contract.

Can I end my tenancy early?

As a tenant on a fixed term assured short hold tenancy you cannot end your tenancy early. You may find a replacement tenant for your tenancy as long as they take over the full length of your contract and pay the rent in full.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

You do not need to pay a deposit. However, you will need to pay a non-refundable £250 reservation fee to secure your room. The £250 is then deducted from your first rent instalment.

Can I smoke in the accommodation?

No. Smoking in the accommodation is forbidden.

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately we cannot allow pets.

What does all-inclusive mean?

All utilities – electric, gas and water – are included in the rent on a ‘fair usage allowance’ with hot water available 24-hours per day.

Contents insurance through Endsleigh www.endsleigh.co.uk

Council Tax/Rates – students are exempt from paying council tax/rates.

Is WiFi Available?

Free high-speed internet and wifi is available throughout the building(s), including bedrooms.

Get in touch

Address

Lucas Studios
291 Corporation Street
Birmingham
B4 7DP

0121 227 4266

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