Why CityBlock is the Accommodation Block of Choice | CityBlock

Picking your student accommodation is no easy feat. You’re choosing your new home for an entire year! Or possibly for several years, depending on your degree programme. You’ll want to make sure you get it right and that you pick somewhere you’ll flourish and be very happy with.

Living arrangements have the potential to make or break a University experience. So, why do we, at CityBlock, feel that we are the perfect choice for any kind of student? Let’s find out…

Quality Accommodation

At CityBlock, we’re incredibly proud of the rooms we provide to our students. We provide stylish, high-quality, secure accommodation in Durham, Lancaster and Reading and have welcomed students from over 40 different countries.

Our diverse range of student flats, apartments and rooms mean that there is something to suit every need and budget. Across our three locations, we offer accommodation for both individuals and groups ranging from standard ensuite rooms and superior ensuites with double beds to studio apartments with king-size beds.

For those interested in sharing a home with friends, we provide accommodation designed for group living, allowing you to stick together with your friends throughout your University experience.

Each of our rooms has been designed with the student experience in mind. You will have everything you need to get on with your studies and have a great Uni experience.

Fantastic Facilities

Aside from incredible ensuite rooms, at CityBlock, we want our students to feel like they have a home away from home. So, all of our blocks across our three locations are equipped with a fantastic range of facilities available to all of our residents.

At Berkshire House, our student accommodation in Reading, you can take advantage of the extensive social space, including a fitness zone, media rooms, private dining rooms, a study area and a communal lounge. Perfect for those who want areas where they can chill with their friends and unwind after a long day.

At The Village @ The Viaduct, our student accommodation in Durham, the block is set in a peaceful, natural environment surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens, and the building includes a common room with a 47” Smart TV, table tennis, board games, comfy seating and vending machines.

In our three student accommodation in Lancaster blocks, you can find a shared contemporary living spaces with open plan, fully-fitted and equipped kitchens. We also offer an outside garden space, a communal lounge with large screen TVs, a pool table, a private dining room and a quiet study space in our new Gillows block. You will also benefit from a shared contemporary living space and access to a peaceful garden area on the ground floor in our new Marton Street block.

These facilities are part of our commitment to providing a stellar student living experience.

Perfect Location

The key to a top tier student accommodation is location, location, location. And, at CityBlock, all of our accommodation blocks in each of our three locations are well situated for student living.

In Reading, you will be within walking distance of both campuses, and just a 10-minute walk from the Oracle Shopping Centre. In Durham, you’ll be perfectly situated in the city centre, allowing you to enjoy the peace and quiet of your own private room whilst also being just a stone’s throw away from bustling city life. And all of our Lancaster blocks are placed in the very heart of Lancaster city centre, providing all the benefits of city living with just a short walk from the University of Cumbria, and close links to bus services to Lancaster University.

Student Wellbeing

At CityBlock, the wellbeing of our student residents is incredibly important to us. Our ethos is that we are one big family, and we want our students to feel right at home in their CityBlock accommodation and have a great student experience.

When you rent with CityBlock, you’re not just renting a room, you’re creating a home here with us, and we want to do everything in our power to help our students feel supported. We’ve invested in mental health training, allowing our on-site teams to be able to identify concerns and help signpost students to support services at their University.

Our on-site teams are always there for you to have a friendly chat or a cup of tea. They go out of their way to get to know all residents and help them with anything they need. We organise regular get-togethers on-site, including pizza nights, game nights and quiz nights, so you can get to know your fellow students and feel part of a community here at CityBlock.

We recognise that student life can get stressful at times, and that even the littlest things can help. From our CityBlock water bottles to keep you hydrated during exam times, to our huge umbrellas that are always available for walking about on rainy days, we do everything in our power to make your time with us the best it can possible be and make CityBlock your accommodation block of choice.

Posted on March 4th, 2019