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The Penworks

The Penworks is just next door to our Studios 51 residence and was brand new in September 2013. Like Studios 51, The Penworks includes 24-hour secure access to the building and an on-site maintenance and management team, as well as a private launderette and bike storage facilities. There is also a shared common room for all tenants to use complete with comfy seating and pool table.

The Penworks is close to the city centre and its many vibrant shops, galleries, restaurants and night-life, with most places within walking distance. The Bullring Shopping Centre is only a 15 minute walk away, and local buses stop near the residence, too. New Street Train Station is a major station connection and easily walkable. Aston University and Birmingham City University are also reachable by foot, with Aston campus less than five minutes away, We’re also suitable for other colleges in the area, such as University College BirminghamThe College of Law, School of Jewellery, School of Acting, Abbey CollegeBPP Birmingham, Birmingham Metropolitan and many more.

All rooms at The Penworks have en-suite bathrooms, and are available as individual studios or in clusters of 4 to 6-bedrooms. All rooms include a study desk, small double bed, wardrobe and shelf storage. Each room is thoughtfully furnished, including those little touches that make all the difference: our plug sockets are within straightener-cord length of the mirror, and our showers have a full door and a tray to catch the water! All cluster flats come with a shared kitchen area that really does make you feel at home. Large fridge-freezers, an oven, hob, lots of cupboard space, a combi-microwave, breakfast bar, a comfy seating area and 32-inch TVs all add to the value you get for your money. All bills will of course be included in the price – that’s electricity, gas and water, with 30Mb (Free upgrade to 100MB  from September 2015) wired or wireless internet as standard.

The safety and security of our guests is one of our priorities. All residents must use an electronic key to get into the building and we have 24-hour CCTV in operation throughout the year. Our friendly team are also on-hand at any time to help you with any problems or questions you might have – whether it’s 3 in the afternoon or 3 in the morning, we’ll be there.


Rooms & Price

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Standard Ensuite 5 and 6 bed cluster flats on the lower ground and ground floor levels with great views of the courtyard area. 45 Weeks
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51 Weeks
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Premium Ensuite Live with a group of friends or make new ones in our shared flats of 4,5 and 6 bedrooms while making the most of an en suite room at the centre of all Birmingham has to offer. 45 Weeks
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£130 pw
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Deluxe Ensuite Live the high life with a group of friends or make new ones in you very own en suite room on the 8th to 10th floors in our shared flats of 4 and 5 bedrooms. 45 Weeks
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Classic Studio Each of our studio flats are finished to a high specification and include a double bed and a contemporary fitted kitchen and a well though-out study space available on all levels. 51 Weeks
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£155 pw

What's included?


Every room comes equipped with a heater, controlled independently by you.


Every room has its own en-suite bathroom with a toilet and shower cubicle.


Studios include their own combi-microwave, hob, fridge-freezer and cupboard storage, while shared kitchens have bigger fridge-freezers, more hobs and storage, and an oven.

Internet, WiFi and IPTV

High-speed, 30Mb (Free upgrade to 100MB  from September 2015) broadband wired and/or WiFi and IPTV come as standard.

Common Areas

There's a large shared area for you and your friends to use any time of the day, with a pool table and flatscreen TV.


The site, flats and rooms are all protected by fob lock entry.


Each studio and shared kitchen comes with its own flatscreen TV.


The residence is monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day.

All Bills

That’s water, electricity, gas and internet.


If things break or go wrong in our buildings, we'll fix them quickly and cheerfully.


All en-suite rooms are furnished with small double beds, study desks, a wardrobe and shelf storage. Studios include a full double bed, study desk, wardrobe, shelf storage, breakfast bar, comfy seating, TV and fitted kitchen.

Post Service

Staff at reception will happily take delivery of parcels and signed-for items.


There are laundry facilities onsite, for use as and when you need them.


There is an internal courtyard area for you and your friends to use.

Bike Storage

The site comes with plenty of secure bike storage.

24 hour staff

A member of our team is available day or night. They've been hired for their integrity and friendliness, so they will happily help you with any requests you may have.

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  • “Firstly I just wanted to say a huge thanks! In my second year I lived in another residence and had a number of problems with the facilities and the staff were rarely present to resolve them. This year has been the complete opposite. There haven't been any problems and the staff have always been really helpful when I've needed to speak to them.”
    The Penworks - Name Withheld 2013/14
  • "The Penworks is in a convenient location and has safe access to the building. The flats are lovely - bright, modern, spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms and kitchen are sleek, and the showers are really good too! Most of all, the staff are brilliant- eager to help with any problems, and go the extra mile to make it enjoyable for everyone. Would 100% recommend it to other students. Thanks for being so brilliant this year!!”
    The Penworks - Emily 2013/14
  • “I have lived in several student residences surrounding Aston University and The Penworks is by far the most friendly, inviting and enjoyable place I have stayed. With regular Twitter competitions, give-aways at reception and the BEST staff who are willing to regularly go out of their way to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I would highly recommend The Penworks to anyone wanting to stay in Birmingham!”
    The Penworks - Aharon 2013/14