Purdown View

Live in our newest accommodation on Frenchay Campus, built to the highest sustainability standard.

Purdown View

Frenchay Campus’ newest accommodation is a modern and vibrant place to call home. It is built to the highest sustainability standard with Passivhaus technology, helping UWE Bristol to address the issues of climate change and achieve our aim to have net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2030.

You’ll be a short walk away from your lectures, the library, Student's Union and the other facilities available on Frenchay Campus.

There is a variety of flat types in Purdown View – some flats have shower rooms you share with one other person and others have en-suite rooms attached to each bedroom. There are also some studios available.

Exterior of Purdown View accommodation


  • En-suite, studio or shared bathroom
  • Gym membership
  • Lift access
  • Outdoor space
  • 42 week contract

What's included

Your room

  • Shared bathroom: small double bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and mirror. You'll share a shower room with one other person.
  • En-suite: small double bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and mirror. You'll have an en-suite with shower, toilet and sink.
  • Premium en-suite: All of the above but with a double bed and you'll share the flat with less people.
  • Studios: self-contained flats with a double bed, wardrobe, desk and chair plus an en-suite and kitchenette for cooking.

Shared facilities

  • Well-equipped kitchen with induction hob, oven, microwave, kettle, fridge/freezer, storage cupboards and bins.
  • Shared living area with TV, sofas and a dining space to enjoy meals together.
  • Laundry facilities and bike storage.
  • Communal spaces including a Student Life Hub and Move Studio.
  • Internet access provided by ASK4.
  • Accommodation Customer Services are open every day from 08:00 to 18:45.

Good to know: Parking is not available at Purdown View.

Take a look inside Purdown View


Purdown View, Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1US

1. Transport links

Bristol Parkway train station has frequent trains to other stations across the UK. The bus station on Frenchay Campus means there are dozens of buses to get you around Bristol including the M Bus which can get you into Bristol City Centre in just 15 minutes. Get directions

2. Outdoor space

The great thing about being a little further out of the city is the access to green space. Frenchay Campus has dedicated gardens, trails and herb gardens, plus Stoke Park on its doorstep with rolling, historic grounds only a little walk away. Purdown View has an adjacent amphitheatre space for socialising and study, which includes sculptures from the Juneau Projects. Get directions

3. Supermarkets, cafes and restaurants

Abbeywood Retail Park is a ten minute walk away. There is a selection of restaurants, high-street shops and an Asda with a Sainsbury's and Lidl a short walk away. On campus, we have a Greggs and Morrisons convenience store plus UWE Bristol refectories open throughout the year. Get directions

4. Campus community

Frenchay Campus is a hive of activity whether you're sporty, social or musical, there's always something to do in your down time. Get directions


Room type Number of rooms Annual rent Cost per week

5,6 and 7 bed en-suite




8 bed shared bathroom




8 bed en-suite




4 bed premium en-suite








  • Contract length: Accommodation costs are for a 42 week contract.
  • Insurance: Insurance is included in your accommodation costs, provided by Cover4Students.
  • Gym membership: You can add an annual gym membership at the Centre for Sport to your rent. The £199 membership fee will be split equally between your instalments.

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