Kedleston Street , Derby DE1 3JY
  • Free 35mb WiFi
  • Walking distance to University
  • Weekly communal cleaning
  • Friendly on-site management & maintenance team
  • Courtyard with picnic benches
  • Secure bike storage
  • Recycling facilities
  • CCTV
  • Close to city centre
  • Couriers deliver parcels to flats/houses
  • Secure on-site parking
  • All-inclusive bills with no hidden extras
  • Free contents insurance

Brookside is a modern development of stylish cluster flats and houses, perfect for students at the University of Derby. Brookside is ideally situated for access to both the city centre and the University of Derby. Each flat and house in this comfortable student accommodation has a spacious kitchen and bathroom, fully furnished bedrooms and recently refurbished living areas complete with LCD TVs and leather sofas to help you relax and socialise in style.

Brookside offers standard and standard plus rooms, with the latter being located in houses. Standard plus rooms are slightly bigger and also have ¾ beds for extra comfort.

This Derby student accommodation is only a 10 minute walk from the city centre and just a 17 minute walk from Derby University. The Unibus to campus runs every 10 minutes and stops right outside Brookside, meaning you’ll be living in a really convenient location.

As well as the Unibus, Brookside has great access to public transport with a bus stop just outside to take you to local attractions, but there’s also on-site parking and bike storage if you’d prefer to make your own way round the area. 

Derby city centre is compact and offers everything a student needs. The modern shopping centre houses big name food outlets, department stores and high-street shops, while the picturesque Cathedral Quarter is home to quirky boutiques and independent cafes and bars.

Less than a 10 minute walk from Brookside is Friar Gate where you’ll find great bars and restaurants. Derby also boasts a diverse nightlife scene with something to suit all music tastes. Students at the University of Derby will find that living at Brookside gives them easy access to the local area’s active arts and culture calendar, with a wide range of events available throughout the year.

As well as a vibrant city centre, Derby has some beautiful parks and natural spaces. Not far from the stunning Peak District National Park, Derby also has the first ever publicly owned park in the UK, the Arboretum, just outside its city centre. Brookside has its own outdoor area complete with picnic benches, giving you the ideal space for relaxing on sunny days.

As well as easy access to great facilities in the city centre and at the University of Derby, Brookside offers fantastic features on-site. Every room comes with free 35mb WiFi, communal areas are cleaned weekly, parcels and post are delivered straight to your door, and there’s 24/7 security with CCTV to give you peace of mind. Plus all rents at Brookside include unlimited use of utilities, meaning no surprise extras on top of your rent.

Brookside is an excellent choice for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Derby who are looking for high quality, friendly student accommodation in a prime location.

Room type and price list

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Great for living with your friends or if you want to make new ones.

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Room type Price Status

All Standard rooms are located in cluster flats and are approx. 10sqm. Each room comes with a single bed, a study desk and chair, wardrobe, chest of draws and a shelving unit. There is a shared bathroom, kitchen/dining area and lounge.

42 week contract Rent per week: £91.00
Total cost: £3,822.00
Contract start date: 10/09/2016

Limited availabilty
Limited availabilty
Standard Plus

All Standard Plus rooms are located in the houses and are slightly larger than the standard rooms. Each room comes with a ¾ bed, a study desk and chair, wardrobe, chest of draws and a shelving unit. There is a shared bathroom and on the ground floor separate kitchen and lounge.

42 week contract Rent per week: £95.00
Total cost: £3,990.00
Contract start date: 10/09/2016

Limited availabilty
Limited availabilty

Images are for illustrative purposes only, each room type is different in style and size depending on location within the building. 

Please be aware you are required to pay a £250 deposit to secure your room.

Essential information

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We understand that you may have a lot of questions before moving into your new room.

Below is a list of FAQ's to help answer any questions you may have.

If there is anything you still need help with please do not hesitate to get in touch!

How close is the university?
About a 20 minute walk, or 5 minutes on the bus.
Do I have contents insurance?
Yes! As standard, all Derwent's students are automatically covered by the #1 Student insurer, Endsleigh. However this cover may not be sufficient for your needs, for example if you have expensive computers and smart phones so we strongly recommend you review your policy and upgrade your cover if you feel you need it. Go to to check your policy details and enter your policy number HH1260.
How far is the city centre?
Around a 7 minute walk.
Where is the nearest supermarket?
Sainsbury's Local is about 7 minutes away. There are a large Sainsbury's and Tesco Express in the town centre.
Is there a medical centre nearby?
There is a medical centre on North Street, a few minutes' walk away.
Where is the nearest cashpoint?
Across the road at the petrol station.
Where is the nearest police station?
A 15 minute walk away at Chester Green.
Where is the nearest post office?
An 8 minute walk away on Kedleston Road.
Where is the nearest gym?
There are many gyms and leisure centres in the town centre.
How far are the bus/train stations?
The bus station is about 20 minutes' walk away, and the train station is about 30 minutes' walk away in town. The Unibus stops at the train station.
Where's the nearest bus stop?
The Unibus stops directly outside the site.
What's in my room?
Your room is fully furnished with: bed (single or 3/4), desk, chair, wardrobe, shelving and noticeboard.
What is included in the kitchen?
Kitchens come equipped with: cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, ironing board, mop and bucket, and vacuum cleaner. You will need to provide your own crockery and cooking utensils. Starter packs are available to pre-order before you arrive - see our homepage.
Who cleans my flat?
You are responsible for cleaning your room. We provide a weekly cleaning service for communal areas, but you and your flatmates must ensure that the area is tidy so that it can be cleaned
Can I bring a pet?
Sorry, pets are not permitted on any Derwent Students properties.
Where can I do my laundry?
There is an on-site laundry room that is accessible 24 hours a day.
Can I personalise my room?
A large pin board is provided in the bedroom for posters. We ask that you don't attach anything to your walls or ceilings as any damage caused will be chargeable.
Can I have guests to stay?
Guests are permitted for a maximum of 2 nights in any week. Please sign them in at reception on arrival.
Can I bring my car?
We have parking spaces which are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. A charge will apply. Please contact the site staff for more information.
Is there anywhere I can store my bike?
There is a bike store on the site.
Where do I collect my post from?
Each flat and house has postboxes in the entrance. Parcels will not be accepted at reception.
How do I report maintenance issues?
You can visit reception to inform us of the issue. You will be given a number to ring for emergency repairs out of hours.
Can I change my room?
You can request to move, but this will depend on availability. Please note that there is a £50 admin fee.
Do I need to have a TV Licence?
You will need to purchase a TV licence if you wish to watch or stream live TV in your flat. This can be shared with flatmates.
What events do you arrange on the site?
We are working on an experience plan for the coming year. If you have any suggestions please let us know!
What facilities are there on site?
Secure bike storage, laundrette, and on-site parking.
Can I store my possessions in the summer?
We can store things depending on circumstances. There is a £50 charge for storage.
Can I book for summer?
Yes, we can take summer bookings depending on availability. Please talk to the site team to get more information on our great summer offers!
Can I arrive early?
Please contact the site team to check whether your room will be vacated and cleaned by the time you want to arrive. There will be an extra charge for early arrivals.
What about safety and security on site?
The site is covered by CCTV and the office is manned during office hours. Outside of office hours, students can ring the out of hours helpline if any assistance is needed.

Special Offers

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Refer a Friend

Refer a friend to live with you at Brookside and receive a £50 voucher! The more you refer the more you'll get!

Full Year Payment Discount

Pay your full rent by September and received £100 off your rent!

Not in conjunction with any other offer, T&Cs apply
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