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The Penworks

Pack everything up for an experience like no other in Birmingham, because staying at The Penworks guarantees you a great time at university.

For a start, you’ll have no problem getting to lectures.

It’s only a short walk to Aston University and Birmingham City University. You can easily get to the colleges such as University College Birmingham, The College of Law, School of Jewellery, School of Acting, Abbey College, BPP Birmingham, and Birmingham Metropolitan.

Plus there are plenty of things to do nearby.

The accommodation is close to the city centre and its many galleries, restaurants and shops. The Bullring Shopping Centre is only a 15 minute walk away.

Then for big distances, it’s only a small trip to your transport. The local buses stop near the residence, and New Street Train Station is a major connection within walking distance.

Check out our handy local guide for more information.


You’ll live in an individual studio, or in a cluster of 4 to 6-bedrooms. Whichever you choose, each has all you need for fun and feasts.

All cluster flats come with a shared kitchen area, while studios have the kitchen built in. Every kitchen has a fridge-freezer, an oven, hob, lots of cupboard space, a combi-microwave, and breakfast bar.

There’s a shared common room, where you can relax on the comfy seating or play on the pool table.

Plus you get plenty of comfort. All rooms include a double bed and en-suite bathroom. With little touches that make all the difference: plug sockets within straightener-cord length of the mirror, and plenty of out-of-sight storage for your things.

Of course you want to keep those things safe. So all residents must use an electronic key to get into the building, and we have 24-hour CCTV. If you have any problems, out friendly team is here to help – whether it’s 3 in the afternoon or 3 in the morning. We like to make things easier for you.

That’s also why all bills are included in your rent: electricity, gas and water — with free 100MB superfast broadband from September 2015.

Put all this together and you can see why our well connected, fun, stylish and safe accommodation wins awards. Like the Best Private Halls Provider in 2014 and 2015.

So to find out more about The Penworks, give us a shout today.

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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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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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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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