The Maltings

Applications for 2020/21 will open in February 2020.

Accommodation prices have been frozen for 2020/21.

The Maltings, whose name is inspired by the brewery formerly based at the site, is popular with students attending the University for the first time. The purpose-built accommodation is owned and managed by University College Birmingham and is situated in the heart of the city centre on Granville Street, between Broad Street and Bath Row. The Maltings is a self-catering hall and can house up to 827 study bedrooms within 809 en-suite rooms (of which five are twins) and 18 rooms with shared bathrooms.

This prime location within easy reach of shops, pubs, restaurants and rail and coach stations, and a 10 minute walk from the main university campus. 

Accommodation facilities 

All rooms are fully furnished and include:

  • Free wifi
  • Bed
  • Fitted wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Shelves
  • Notice boards
  • Complimentary Insurance

Each flat has its own fully-fitted kitchen and dining areas with a fridge-freezer, electric cooker, iron, kettle and microwave. En-suite rooms have a toilet, hand basin and shower. 

A commercial laundry service is also available with washing and drying machines.

The site has landscaped gardens and facilities include a sports hall, fitness suite (membership required) and our GuildSpace. The GuildSpace is located at the Maltings and is a hub for all students to gather for study or just to relax during weekdays.

Type of accommodation

As all rooms are self-catering so you will have to provide your own cooking utensils and bedding. The majority of flats are mixed sex, typically housing between six and nine residents. The majority of rooms are en-suite, however we also have three flats with shared shower rooms and bathrooms. All rooms are non-smoking.


Student safety is a top priority therefore the gated, secure site has full-time and part-time hall managers supported by night-time security, and a comprehensive CCTV system and a fob-operated gate


Mail is delivered to your post box daily and parcels, recorded, registered or special delivery items may be collected from the reception office during opening hours. 


There is a charge for car parking and the number of spaces is limited. Spaces are issued on a needs basis, presentation of your driving license, proof of ownership and insurance documents. Parking costs £200 per semester for a car or £50 for a motorcycle. 

Special requirements

There are a number of ground floor rooms designed to accommodate students with special requirements, including accommodation for carers. The University also offers limited accommodation for students under the age of 18. Please contact us at if you require further information regarding either of these specialised forms of accommodation. 


2020/21 weekly rent for The Maltings (inclusive of heating, lighting, wifi and contents insurance cover):

Room type Duration (weeks) Dates Deposit (£) Rent (£pw)
Ensuite 42 05/09/20 - 26/06/21 100 126
Standard 42 05/09/20 – 26/06/21 100 115
Twin 42 05/09/20 – 26/06/21 100 179

Our main contract is for 42 weeks from September to June, which includes the holiday periods. We also offer single semester contracts based on your duration of study. For more details about pricing, see our FAQ’s section.

Standard room: 

Ensuite room: 

Twin room:  



Floor plan of an en-suite room at The Maltings: 

Maltings floor plan 



For further information about The Maltings, please contact