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The halls are located right next to the university, a 5 minute walk and you're in the centre of campus. They are also only 5 minutes away from Aldi, and a 24hr Tesco Express.

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By member1021516
On 31st March 16

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The halls are located right next to the university, a 5 minute walk and you're in the centre of campus. They are also only 5 minutes away from Aldi, and a 24hr Tesco Express.

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By member1021516
On 31st March 16

Host The Metalworks Information

Telephone0121 414 8000
PostcodeB15 2GG
Price from £164.00 per week (subject to availability)
FeaturesAircon, No under 18, 24-hour on Site

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How does the room cleaning? Is there a cleaning service or you have to clean ir by yourself? In case it is by yourself, you need to buy the cleaning products and tools?
By member1343147 On 4th November 19
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Are the bathrooms wet rooms or have like proper shower cubicles
By member731498 On 30th April 18
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Do you share kitchens with others or is it just your own?
By member729540 On 4th January 18
They are shared kitchens.
By member1330510 On 23rd February 18
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th April 20

Host is expensive compared to other Uni accommodation, kitchen units peeling apart when moved in, lift broken for at least a month, 8 floors is alot!! Now to top the year off, we left early due to COVID-19 as advised by Uni, as I couldn't get all my gear in the car in one go before lock down Host are saying I cannot get a refund unless I risk travelling almost two hours each way on M5 and going against government guideline. Very Poor when all Uni accommodation students will get a full refund.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st April 20

The owners of Host have no respect for their students and have not refunded anyone for maintenance problems, or even given partial refunds for people who had to move out due to coronavirus. The lift was also broken for 3 months before anyone repaired it (in an 8-floor building). Give me my 2 grand back for Semester 3.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 31st March 20

The only University of Birmingham accommodation to not refund students their final term's rent after the coronavirus outbreak, which was the final straw in a series of nightmare issues which Host could easily have dealt with if they even vaguely cared about their students.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 31st March 20

DO NOT STAY HERE Only UoB-affiliated accommodation refusing to give refunds/end contracts for tenants during COVID-19 pandemic, when advised by the university to go home where possible. Appalling display of total lack of care for their student tenants when people are falling on hard times and out of work. Also, massively overpriced rooms where everything is clearly of the lowest quality to achieve maximum profit. Walls are paper thin, no functioning lift in 9-storey block for a month and no hot water for several weeks. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st March 20

The only UoB accommodation to NOT offer a refund/ release of contract for the third term of fees during the coronavirus lockdown EVEN THOUGH we have moved out. There has been a lot of effort from the students and the student guild to try and deal with this but the metalworks has been vague, unreliable and difficult to communicate with. They are a business and care only for their profit. UoB owner accommodation immediately released students from their contracts. Apply to UoB owned accommodation and NOT metalworks.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 27th March 20

Host are ripping students off by refusing to release students from their contract during the Coronavirus crisis, as other private accomodation partners such as liberty living have already done. Their rooms are ridiculously expensive, go with uni managed accommodation instead don’t give these people any money at all.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th January 20

A fair distance away from the rest of UoB accommodation which means that unless you solely socialise with flatmates/floormates you will likely be walking a lot to see friends. However, it is very convenient for access to a lot of the campus as well as Selly Oak, which the Vale doesn't have on the same level. Although the rooms and bathrooms are really nice it likely isn't worth the extra money compared to accommodation such as Tennis Courts unless you feel an ensuite is essential. Furthermore, as a result of the way the building is set up it is naturally less social than a lot of other accommodations. Although maintenance has been helpful when needed there have been several issues within even the one and a bit terms of staying (hot water not working for several days, stench coming from sink which has lasted for multiple weeks and will apparently eventually sort itself out, carpet damp for no apparent reason, vent broken). Host also charges if you exceed a certain amount of energy.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th January 20

A fair distance away from the rest of UoB accommodation which means that unless you solely socialise with flatmates/floormates you will likely be walking a lot to see friends. However, it is very convenient for access to a lot of the campus as well as Selly Oak, which the Vale doesn't have on the same level. Although the rooms and bathrooms are really nice it likely isn't worth the extra money compared to accommodation such as Tennis Courts unless you feel an ensuite is essential. Furthermore, as a result of the way the building is set up it is naturally less social than a lot of other accommodations. Although maintenance has been helpful when needed there have been several issues within even the one and a bit terms of staying (hot water not working for several days, stench coming from sink which has lasted for multiple weeks and will apparently eventually sort itself out, carpet damp for no apparent reason, vent broken). Host also charges if you exceed a certain amount of energy.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th October 18

Modern, good size flats with nice staff, however unjustifiably expensive, no cleaner is provided and laundry is extortionate.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 20th February 18

If you want to be a builder then come here.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th January 18

Great location. Trash management. Not that friendly, very unhelpful, don’t bother

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th October 17

Good wifi, no cleaning service, not enough washing machines/dryers, nice room with lots of storage, small sink in kitchen, great location to uni and shops, good security, nice common room but not very big

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd October 17

Metalworks is in the perfect location being 5 mins from the centre of campus and right by Selly Oak and the shops there. The rooms are also very nice and the en suite is a dream! Only downside is the kitchen is quite dark because there aren’t enough lights and also there aren’t enough washing machines for the number of residents.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th September 17

An issue happened on the day I moved out. My room was inspected and I was told to pay £70 for a cracked sink. They couldn't find the inventory I filled in and I asked if they still had the inventory for the previous year (I lived with them for 2 years in the same studio) as I clearly remember writing down the cracks in the sink when I moved in as it was a weird thing to have when you move into a room which is supposed to be repaired of the broken things but they couldn’t find that inventory either. I paid up since it was my fault that I didn’t have the inventory but if the tenant before me had to pay for the sink, shouldn’t the sink been repaired before I moved in? Or after the first year I’ve lived with them? I honestly have no idea what happened but for future tenants, remember to fill in your inventory or even, have a soft copy with you in case the staff decides to rip you off your money and you have no evidence on hand.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th September 17

The staff is friendly, the room is nice, the communal places are clean. Besides the timed heater not heating up the room, the somewhat lack of privacy when caretakers barge in, the whole living experience is generally good. But 2weeks before I moved out, 1 of the caretakers came into the studio at quite an unusual time (9pm) to check on the locks on the windows, which had been left unlocked throughout the year. The day after, 1 of the lights in my studio went out and I notified both the reception and the portal. A caretaker came (7.50pm) and left a note saying they are waiting for the bulbs. Fair enough. However, till the end of my stay, the light wasn't fixed. If they were waiting for me to move out before fixing the light, fine then.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th May 17

Excellent rooms with good storage space and large shower. Big desk and bed which is comfy. No need for extension plugs as there are about twenty outlets in the kitchen and seven in the bedrooms plus two USB outlets. Large shared kitchens with plenty of seating and large tv. In a kitchen for six people there are two cupboards and a drawer per person, two cooker/stove tops and two and fridge freezers to share as well as a breakfast bar with six stools and two comfy three person sofas. Communal areas are cleaned once a fortnight which my flat found was enough. There is always activities going on throughout the academic year with prizes to be one and freebies galore! The staff are lovely, very helpful and repairs are carried out usually within a day or two. They have their own mail room too so no need to trek to pollock. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to main campus depending on how fast you walk and only 10-15 minutes to the train station and princes street.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th September 16

Management are really bad. Part time worker who are never there. Always running out of stock and losing caretakers. Some caretakers are asleep all night and not working

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st March 16

Fancy halls in a crap location with no social life

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st March 16

The halls are located right next to the university, a 5 minute walk and you're in the centre of campus. They are also only 5 minutes away from Aldi, and a 24hr Tesco Express.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 16

Quality accommodation, minutes from campus but social side is poor. Everything happens on the vale!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd October 15

so close to uni only takes 5 minutes

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th October 15

The best hall. The best distance. I've lived here for three years.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th October 15

Overall amazing accommodation but its not very lively

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th October 15

Perfect location for the university and shops/bars/pubs. Lovely team in reception, nothing wrong with the flat either! Strongly recommend to any fresher.

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