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Thornbank Gardens student accommodation

Located just outside the city centre, Thornbank Gardens is accommodation for undergraduate, postgraduate and exchange students.

Key features of Thornbank Gardens include:

Just a few of the benefits of living here.


About this accommodation

(As we adapt our service in line with the latest government guidance on COVID-19, this information is subject to change).

Thornbank Gardens is accommodation for 221 undergraduate, postgraduate and exchange students.

There are four blocks of single and mixed-sex flats, each shared by eight to ten students.

Living in a University managed building means your accommodation is looked after by our experienced operations team.

Thornbank Gardens is located in the Oldfield Park area of Bath, a ten-minute walk from the main shops and culture of the city centre. It is also a ten-minute walk to the local shops and cafes in Moorland Road.

A bus stop with regular buses to campus is just a few minutes' walk away, so you can easily get to campus.

New for September 2022 our student hub in the city, Green Park House is a 12 minute walk away.

To make you feel safe and at home, Thornbank Gardens has a secure living environment, with swipe card access to the buildings and flats.

There is a launderette in the complex, so you don't have to go far to do your laundry.

All of our University accommodation is smoke free.

What students say about living in our city accommodation

"We have the perks of being able to live near the city centre, while also having the added security and support from the University. Good way to still get the 'city feel' while being close enough to commute to University."

Accommodation Prices

Find out how much it costs to live in Thornbank Gardens and compare with our other postgraduate accommodation options.


Rooms in Thornbank Gardens cost between £182 and £200 per week. There are 221 rooms in Thornbank Gardens with 208 en-suite rooms priced at £182. Thornbank Gardens also has a limited number of studio rooms.

Explore in 360 degrees

View an en-suite bedroom in Thornbank Gardens in 360 degrees. Images show typical Thornbank Gardens rooms for illustrative purposes; individual accommodation may vary.


Bedrooms

The bedrooms in Thornbank Gardens give you everything you need to work, rest and relax.


Bedroom in Thornbank Gardens

En-suite rooms have:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • your own en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • plenty of storage for all of your belongings, including a wardrobe and bookshelves

Studio flats have:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • your own en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin
  • small kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and sink
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • plenty of storage for all of your belongings, including a wardrobe and bookshelves

Images show typical Thornbank Gardens rooms for illustrative purposes; individual accommodation may vary.

Kitchens and dining

Each flat has a large communal kitchen, perfect for cooking meals and socialising with your flatmates.


A kitchen in Thornbank Gardens (COVID restrictions may apply)

In the kitchen you will find everything you need for preparing meals:

  • electric hob
  • oven
  • grill
  • fridge-freezer
  • microwave oven
  • toaster
  • cupboards
  • dining table and chairs
  • recycling facilities

Images show typical Thornbank Gardens rooms for illustrative purposes; individual accommodation may vary.


Social space

There is a communal lounge on the ground floor, where you can relax and socialise with your housemates.


The lounge has:

  • television
  • tables and chairs
  • a games console
  • student mailboxes

Image gallery

Explore Thornbank Gardens further. Images show typical Thornbank Gardens rooms for illustrative purposes; individual accommodation may vary.


Thornbank Gardens

Floor plan

A typical bedroom floor plan for Thornbank Gardens. This is an example, not all bedrooms are exactly the same.


A bedroom floor plan for Thornbank Gardens

ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

There is no accessible accommodation for students with disabilities in Thornbank Gardens.

If you have a disability or additional needs, you can choose to live in one of the specially adapted bedrooms in our accommodation.

Included in the accommodation package

The variety of benefits included in the price of your accommodation.


  • Your post delivered to shared, passcode-protected mailboxes. Mail that requires your signature is held at The City Accommodation Centre
  • Your parcels delivered to The City Accommodation Centre
  • Insurance cover to protect your belongings
  • High-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet, allowing you to be connected at all times
  • Gas, electric and water bills
  • Wellbeing Service
  • A security team who are available on-call 24 hours a day, including a dedicated accommodation security officer
  • Cleaning of some areas. You are responsible for keeping your rooms clean and tidy.

Student Living Ambassadors

Settling into your new home at University, building relationships, cooking meals and cleaning with your housemates can be daunting, but your Student Living Ambassadors are here to help.

The Student Living Ambassadors are friendly faces to help out with any queries or concerns you may have, as well as running social activities and making sure you're aware of the latest events and updates.

They regularly check-in with you and your flatmates via Microsoft Teams calls. If you need help or advice with life in halls, you can schedule a one-to-one call with a Student Living Ambassador at any time by contacting livingsupport@bath.ac.uk.

Find out if you're eligible to apply for this accommodation

Apply to live in Thornbank Gardens

Enquiries

Speak to our accommodation team.