Prices & Booking
About the accommodation
Combining ensuite studio rooms and one bed apartments with high specification, prime location within a few minutes walking distance to Mailbox shopping centre, all inclusive rents and unrivalled communal areas, Kensington House does not only provide the ultimate living experience but ensures real value for money. Living at a studio only accommodation, you can enjoy that extra privacy and living space compared to a shared flat. With a communal room on each floor, it's a great place to catch up with friends, socialise and relax.
Kensington House offers you unrivalled communal spaces including:
- Games Room
- Study Rooms including a collaborative study room
- Cinema Room
- On-site Gym
- Communal Lounges
General facilities including:
- 50Mb Internet Connection & Wi-Fi
- 24/7 CCTV Cameras
- Laundry Room
- Secure Bike Storage
- On-site Parking
- Accommodation Office
- Secure Fob Access
- Can I pay my booking fee over the phone?
If you're having problems booking online please contact the accommodation team and we can try to assist you, if needed they’ll take your payment over the phone, securing your reservation.
- Do I need to have a UK-based guarantor?
You only need to provide a UK-based guarantor if you wish to pay your rent in three instalments. You do not need to provide a guarantor if you’re paying the full annual rent in advance.
- Can I choose who I live with?
We are more than happy to accommodate groups as well as individuals. Where you’re not booking in a group, we understand your flat mates will be key to your experience so when you book as an individual, we will ask you a series of questions to help us to match you with the perfect flatmates.
- Can I live with my friends?
Yes, you can share a flat, you need to let us know who you’re planning to live with. Provided we have the availability at the time of your booking, there shouldn’t be a problem. If you're looking to share a studio with a friend or partner you will have to book together. Please contact the site for further information on whether they allow dual occupancy as not all of our sites allow this. Some of our sites only allow dual occupancy in larger rooms.
- Do I have to pay council tax?
Students do not have to pay Council Tax, but you must inform the council that your are a student and apply for exemption as this does not automatically happen. It is the responsibility of every student to apply for exemption, your University/College or accommodation provider cannot do this for you, though we can help you!
- Is there an age limit for booking with CRM Students?
We only accept bookings if you are over 18. This is due to the legally binding tenancy agreement that every tenant is required to sign when living at with CRM Students. We also can only accept people in full time education.
- Is there on-site parking?
Yes, on-site parking is available, however, spaces are limited and students will be charged £500 per year.
- What are the show flat opening hours?
Our show flat is now open at the following hours:
Monday - 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday - 12pm - 5pm
Wednesday - 2pm - 7pm
Thursday - 10am - 3pm
Saturday - 10am - 3pm
CRM have arranged some contents insurance for you with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider. This cover does not protect laptops and phones or other items when you are outside your room. It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure you fully understand the protection provided.
Enter CRM in the Accommodation Provider search at endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover to check your policy details.
Visit the review cover link to:
- Check what is covered.
- Check key exclusions and limitations.
- Check your policy excess.
- Check how to make a claim.
- Extend and personalise your cover to protect laptops, phones and other valuables.
It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for, as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.
Living at Kensington House
Easy access to City Centre, Chinese Quarter, The Mailbox shopping centre, bus and train stations and Birmingham International Airport.
Great transport links to University of Birmingham, Aston University and Birmingham City University.
University of Warwick and Coventry University easily accessible by train.
Local pubs, clubs, restaurants and more...
At Kensington House you could not be better placed to spend your days as a student. There are many great bars, pubs and local interests around. We've put together a few of the favourite local hot spots:
O2 Academy Birmingham - Entertainment Venue (16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, B1 1DB)
"One of Birmingham’s premier venues for live music which boasts three performance areas under one roof, and a full capacity of 3,859! Tickets are available for an whole range of artists and tribute bands and Propaganda Clubnight has a residency here every Friday. Get your dancing shoes on and warm up those vocal cords!"
Chinese Quarter - Shops (Southside, Birmingham, B5)
A two minute walk from Kensington House, where you will find numerous Chinese restaurants and supermarkets.
The Bullring - Shops (Birmingham, B5 4BU)
"Bullring is the glamorous heart of Birmingham with over 160 imaginative and desirable shops to explore and 40 restaurants and cafes to rest your weary feet. Since opening in 2003 Bullring has helped to transform shopping in Birmingham – making it one of the most popular destinations for retail therapy in the UK."
Broad Street - Venue (B1 2HT)
A popular street with students with plenty of pubs, bars, cafes and clubs open at all ours of the day and night.
At Kensington House, we welcome freshers with open arms.
Our team have all been a fresher and recognise how daunting being away from friends and family can be, particularly in a large city like Birmingham.
Well rest assured that at Kensington House, we are here to help you through those first few weeks. We are full of information; the quickest way to a lecture or the best priced coffee, just ask our team and we will be able to find the answer for you.
Why not contact us today and see how we can help you even before you arrive at Kensington House.