University of Essex the Meadows

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University of Essex the Meadows

University of Essex the Meadows


University of Essex

The Meadows

The Meadows is our latest University accommodation for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The new and stylish rooms complement the beautiful surroundings that form the backdrop to these flats.

About The Meadows

The Meadows are located near the peaceful River Colne estuary, close to Essex Business School. It’s only a 10-minute walk from all the central campus facilities.

With a real sense of its own community, the Meadows has its own shop for those last-minute essentials and its own common room where you can meet other students from around the world to chat, exchange experiences and learn about new cultures.

  • All rooms have large, four-foot wide beds (double bedding packs will fit).
  • A social pavilion with a common room, grab and go café, launderette and cash machine.
  • From the start of the new academic year 2016-17 a cash machine will be available on the 1st floor of the Pavilion
  • Check out what else is with your room.
  • Rent charges for The Meadows

We work with Uliving to provide student accommodation at The Meadows. Your accommodation contract is with us but the management, maintenance and cleaning services are provided by Derwent FM.

Townhouse flats

  • Townhouses arranged into flats for 12 students.
  • Shared kitchen,dining and lounge area on the ground floor.
  • Shared bathrooms (one bathroom between two students).

Cluster flats

  • Cluster flats for ten students.
  • Shared kitchens.
  • En suite toilet and shower facilities in each bedroom.

The Meadows Phase II

Exciting news! We are expanding our accommodation portfolio at The Meadows and work has begun on a new development consisting of 643 en suite rooms and studios. The position of our new accommodation is between the current Meadows site and the new Essex Business School on North campus. Work will continue over the next year and a half, with completion set for September 2018.

For further updates about The Meadows Phase II check out our campus news.

“When arriving at the Meadows, I already felt at home as it looked so new and modern. The rooms hold everything you could need. Living in the flats you can still take advantage of the social aspect and meeting new people, especially in the student pavilion. It really is like its own small community down at the Meadows.”

Madeleine Leathley – Politics Student

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Postal address

The Meadows Townhouses
Name and number of Townhouse followed by Flat/Room (eg. Tansley 1.3/E)
Annan Road

  • Tansley – CO4 3ZH
  • Godwin – CO4 3ZG

The Meadows Flats
Name of Block followed by Flat/Room (eg. Cole 5.21/A)
Annan Road

  • Arber – CO4 3ZJ
  • Cole – CO4 3ZF
  • Conway – CO4 3ZE