Blackfriars Residences


Brand new student accommodation at the heart of Gloucester city centre, planned to open September 2018

​​​​​​​​A brand new development - Blackfriars Residences - will be opening in September 2018 for University of Gloucestershire students. 

This exciting new accommodation will host nearly 300 rooms for new and returning students, and will be managed by Cityheart* in partnership with the university. 

A combination of accommodation types will be available within the development, including: en-suite rooms in cluster flats, townhouses offering great communal spaces and self-contained studios. ​

The site is located in the historical Gloucester city centre, close to the main shops and restaurants and a 25 minute walk to the Oxstalls campus. Regular buses will be available from the city centre to the campus.

Indicative development image - credit Faulknerbrowns Architects​

Gloucester city centre

Gloucester has all the attractions of a city without losing the familiar feeling of a town; from cool waterfront bars and cafes, to one of the best live-event venues in the country. The city has received worldwide attention, featuring as a backdrop to shows and films including Hot Fuzz, Sherlock, Alice through the Looking Glass, Doctor Who and the Harry Potter series, as well as attracting sports fans for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, hosted at our Premiere League stadium, Kingsholm. 

Whether it's adventure in the great outdoors or glamorous boutique shopping, this is the city that has it all. 

Some of its key attractions include: 

​​Rent for the September 2018/19 term

​​The diff​erent room options are available at the following rental prices:    

  • Town House Bedroom = £139.69 for a 40 week term
  • En-Suite Bedroom = £145.38 for a 40 week term
  • Studio Bedroom = £187.40 for a 50 week term

How to apply

Students can apply for this accommodation from January through the university halls of residence application process. We run a referral process which ensures all students who select Blackfriars as their preferred accommodation will have their details forwarded to our partner, Cityheart. Cityheart will then make contact with you regarding your application and offer you a place.​


For more information, or to register your interest, please contact our partner Cityheart on: 


Tel: 01463 225201


*Cityheart has been active in the student accommodation sector since 2005. Over 5,000 student bed spaces have been delivered by partners in the business and Cityheart Living will operate the accommodation once it is delivered. Cityheart Living is an accredited business operating student accommodation across the country. All activity undertaken by Cityheart Living is in accordance with UNIPOL guidelines, so those who reside in the accommodation will have the confidence that the accommodation and related processes are professionally managed at all times.