University of Bath

Polden: new student accommodation

New high-quality accommodation for postgraduate and undergraduate students on the University's Claverton Down campus.

Polden Corner
Illustration of how Polden Corner will look as viewed from 8 West

The University received planning consent for the construction of Polden in September 2016.

Polden will be located on the western side of the Claverton Down campus, close to Polden Court.

Accommodation will consist of 293 ensuite bedrooms in 37 flats across two buildings arranged around a landscaped courtyard. The flats are organised in pairs with a shared kitchen, diner and flexible social space.

The plans also include a 'home zone' around the building with kerbs replaced by raised planters and seating to encourage pedestrians and vehicle drivers to safely share the space.

Facilities in Polden will include:

  • gym
  • communal study spaces
  • drying rooms
  • cycle storage

It will open in autumn 2018.