Orwell Terrace

Opened in autumn 2016 and our newest accommodation site, Orwell Terrace is close to the action of downtown, minutes from Haymarket station, and well-connected to our campuses via public transport.

Orwell Terrace

Built brand new in September 2016, this development features a single occupancy room with a 3/4 double bed and private en-suite shower room/toilet and twin rooms with a shared en-suite. Suitable for postgraduate students on standard 39-week tenancies, undergraduates predominantly over 20 years old and all one-trimester students.

  • 39-week tenancy from 4/5 September 2021 to 4/5 June 2022 (Dates depend on block you have been allocated – check rent calculator on the Rent and Financial Information page)
  • Twin/shared en-suite bedroom £102.90 per week per tenant, total rent £4,027.80
    Twin/shared shower room bedroom are based on 4-9 sharing the kitchen/living area but students would share a bedroom and en-suite shower room/toilet with one other student only
  • Standard en-suite bedroom £158 per week, total rent £6,184.18
    Standard en-suite flats are based on 5-9 students sharing the kitchen/living area but students would have their own lockable study bedroom with en-suite shower room/toilet.
  • All communal lounges include 40" wall-mounted smart TV (TV licence not included)
  • Mixed- and single-gender flats available
  • 35 flats housing 245 students
  • 15-minute walk to the city centre

What's included?

All flats have shared, fully fitted and furnished kitchen and living areas with Wi-Fi and 40" wall-mounted smart TVs. There is also a secure bike storage area on each site.

We provide:

  • Smart TVs (TV licence not included)
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Standard cleaning equipment
  • 3/4 size double bed
  • Desk
  • Study chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Bookshelves

Some of the things you'll need to bring include bedding (duvet, blankets, sheets, mattress protector, pillows and pillowcases), crockery, cutlery pots and pans, kitchen utensils, towels and toilet roll.

Laundry

All sites have central laundry rooms, which incur an additional charge for usage. Costs are approximately £3.10 per wash and £1.60 per dry, but prices are subject to change. Prices are correct as of March 2021, however prices may increase prior to students arriving in September 2021.

Our laundry contractor is Circuit Laundry. On their website, you can top up your credit and also view which washers and dryers are in use and which are free. The Circuit app is free of charge to use, or you can purchase a laundry top-up card at reception for £2.

Heating

Heating times during the colder months are generally 7am-10am and 4pm-10pm (Monday to Friday) and 8am-10am and 12noon-10pm (Saturday and Sunday). These may change throughout the year.

WiFi

We provide free WiFi throughout all our accommodation sites. Our WiFi provider is Optify.

Other information

Our student portal, My Napier, has full details of what to expect when you're living in Student Accommodation. Visit our Living with Us pages for information on reception hours, flat inspections, maintenance, heating times, lock-outs and lost keys and more.

All accommodation is non-smoking in the flats and stairwells - this includes e-cigarettes and vapes. 

A dedicated Helpdesk team are available to report all maintenance and repairs during your stay. Repairs can be logged electronically by emailing FacilitiesServiceDesk@napier.ac.uk or by telephone 0131 455 5000. There is also an out of hours response service for urgent repairs.

Support

The flats are managed by a dedicated team of accommodation staff including Accommodation Officers and Resident Assistants. Staff are trained to handle all aspects of tenancy management and provide support and guidance to students throughout the year.

Contact details of your Accommodation Officer and Resident Assistants will be displayed on the noticeboard of your flat and at all accommodation site receptions.

Security

We have a 24-hour security service. They can be contacted by phone on 0131 455 6119.

CCTV is installed at all sites and security patrols are carried out regularly 24 hours a day. Security will often be found at the accommodation sites during the evenings and weekends. 

Orwell Terrace

22-24 Orwell Terrace
Edinburgh EH11 2DY

0131 455 3713