Medway residence (Gillingham)

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Key Info
  • The residence is a purpose built residence comprises of four individual blocks to accommodate 1106 rooms, which are a combination of Single En-suites and Studios.
  • There is either the option of sharing the kitchen facilities with your fellow flatmates in a Single En-suite, or the privacy of a fully-fitted kitchen and bathroom within your room in a Studio.

Location

The residence is located in the heart of Medway, a few minutes’ walk from Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent. To live here will grant you all of the facilities of the Universities at Medway right on your doorstep, in addition to the great facilities already in the residence itself.

On-site at the residence you’ll find Cargo; an industrial themed bar and restaurant with a modern relaxed feel. Cargo has four different areas inside; a bistro, soft lounge, a bar with standing area, and a performance space with adjacent booths. The restaurant offers modern bistro styled lunch and dinner options, and you’ll be pleased to know that these are at student rates!

Medway Valley Leisure Park is a 15-minute taxi ride away from the residence and has a range of national chain restaurants to suit all tastes. If you venture into the town centre, a short 20-minute walk away, you’ll find a variety of traditional and well-known restaurants – and perfect for those days when you aren’t in the mood to cook!

The town of Medway is known for its historical filled background and celebrates with many annual festivals. You’ve got the English Festival in April, the Sweeps Festival in May, the Dickens Festival in June, Castle Concerts and Dickensian Christmas in December. The festivals are popular amongst locals and bring hundreds of people from all over the town.

Features

The residence has 1106 which are a combination of Single En-suites and Studios. Single En-suites include your own en-suite bathroom and access to a shared kitchen where you would share with 3 – 9 of your fellow flat mates. Studios would include your own en-suite bathroom and your own private kitchenette. All rooms are fully-furnished with a comfortable bed, a study desk with a chair and a wardrobe.

There is a large, deluxe common room kitted out with state-of-the-art furnishings and plenty of activities so you can sit back and chill with your mates. For those moments when you just can’t be bothered to pop out? Well, you don’t have to – the essentials are right on your doorstep for your convenience, with an on-site supermarket to make those days super chilled. As well as the indoors, there is an outdoor courtyard area for those odd days when the British weather decides to give us a little bit of sunny weather.

The residence has 24/7 staff presence with either the friendly and easy to chat to on-site residence team, or the guardian angels of security who fill their shoes when they leave for the day. As if they aren’t the only people you find in the residence to help you, there is also the on-site maintenance teams who are ready on-site to fix anything you want as quickly as you need and at a time that works for you.

What's Included

  • Basic Contents Insurance
  • Bills Included
  • Cable TV
  • CCTV
  • Common Room
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Maintenance Team
  • On-site Security
  • On-site Supermarket
  • Secure Door Entry
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi

Room Pricing & Availability

The Medway residence offers a range of room types, including en-suite and studio rooms.

More details below:

Medway – Classic En Suite – Short Stay
Medway – Classic En Suite – Short Stay

This is a single en-suite room measuring around 14m². The room has a comfortable double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of shelving and storage. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building. You will also have access to the communal living and kitchen areas which you will share with 9 flatmates.

Available: 22 Jul 2018 - 02 Sep 2018

Price From: £165 per week
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  • Bills Included

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Storage Space

  • Shared Kitchen

  • Private Bathroom

  • 3-9 Flatmates

  • Double Bed
Medway – Classic Studio – Short Stay
Medway – Classic Studio – Short Stay

This is a single en-suite studio measuring around 20m². The room has a comfortable double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of shelving and storage. The studio is fully equipped with a private kitchenette. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.

Available: 22 Jul 2018 - 02 Sep 2018

Price From: £175 per week
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  • Bills Included

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Storage Space

  • Private Kitchen

  • Private Bathroom

  • No Flatmates

  • Double Bed
Medway – Premium Studio – Short Stay
Medway – Premium Studio – Short Stay

This is a single en-suite studio measuring around 20m². The room has a comfortable double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of shelving and storage. The studio is fully equipped with a private kitchenette. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.

Available: 22 Jul 2018 - 02 Sep 2018

Price From: £185 per week
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  • Bills Included

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Storage Space

  • Private Kitchen

  • Private Bathroom

  • No Flatmates

  • Double Bed

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I select my room?

You can select the type of room you stay in.

However, you cannot request specific details such as what floor the room is on or who your flatmates are, as the rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you do have a special request, please let us know and we will do our best to help you.

Can I view this residence prior to booking?

If you are staying for 12 weeks or longer, we will be happy to request an appointment with the residence team for you to view the residence.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide viewings for stays under 12 weeks.

Can I smoke in the residence?

Smoking is not permitted in any indoor area in the UK. Please use the designated smoking areas found outside the residence.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, no pets are permitted in any of our residences.

Where can I wash my clothes?

This residence offers dedicated laundry facilities where you can wash and dry your clothes.

Are bills included in the price? 

Yes, all utility bills are included in the price of the room, including gas, electric and Wi-Fi internet.

Does this residence have internet? 

Yes, there is wireless internet in every bedroom and throughout the building.

What’s the difference between Studio rooms and the Single En-Suite room types?

Both rooms have private en-suite bathrooms. The difference is that studios have cooking facilities within the room, while the single en suite rooms have access to a shared kitchen.

Is there a curfew?

No, there is no curfew. You will be living independently, you will have your own key and can come and go as you please.

Is there always a member of staff available?

Yes, the reception staff usually work during office hours Monday to Friday. However, when the reception is closed, there will always be a member of the customer service or security team on hand, either to assist you in person or for you to contact by telephone.

Can I stay in this residence if I am under 18?

Yes, under 18s are welcome to stay at this residence. For guests who are 16 or 17 years old we will require a parental consent form to be completed. This form will state that your parents are happy for your to stay in this residence.

Does the residence have wheelchair access?

Yes, the residence is wheelchair friendly and there are rooms especially made with wheelchair access in mind. Please note that these rooms are limited therefore if your require a room with wheelchair access, we would advise booking early.

Is it possible for two people to stay in the same room?

Yes, there is some very limited availability for Premium studios that are suitable for 2 people sharing. This room type is very limited, therefore early booking is advised.

Can I have my friend come to stay with me?

Yes, within reason short stay (2 to 3 night) overnight guests are permitted. This is subject to the residence manager’s permission and you will be responsible for providing a bed for your guests.

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