Argie Avenue (Phase I)

Argie Avenue (Phase I)

Who the Accommodation is For

How Many it Accommodates

Where it is

About the Building

The Rent

What is in Each Flat

What is Provided in Each Room

Parking and Bike Storage

Who the Accommodation is Managed By

Who the Accommodation is Allocated By

Contacting Us

How to Apply

Students or Family Members with a Disability

What Facilities and Services are Available Locally

  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure and Recreation

Who the Accommodation is For

This development houses students with families with up to three children.

The accommodation is normally reserved for students at the University of Leeds. Click here to check if you are eligible.

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How Many it Accommodates

As shown in the building plan, the accommodation comprises 24 three-bedroom maisonettes for student families, in two block of 12 flats. The accommodation is split over two floors. Ground floor maisonettes occupy the ground and first floor of the building, and upper floor maisonettes occupy the second and third floors of the building.

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Where it is

Argie Avenue is 2.5 miles (4km), from the University of Leeds campus. It is the same distance from the City Centre. A large supermarket, leisure centre and several schools are nearby. The buildings are located very close to two of the main bus routes into the city and to the University of Leeds. Headingley railway station is a ten-minute walk away. Trains on the Harrogate line go to Leeds City Centre one way and to Harrogate / York the other. 

Click here to view an external tour of the development and surrounding area. You can also see the location of the development and surrounding area on Google Maps.

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About the Building

These two blocks of accommodation were refurbished in 2019 to provide modern family accommodation for student families. Located across from Grayson Heights (another Unipol family development), tenants at Argie Avenue can use the services of the Residents' Assistants at Grayson Heights for reporting repairs.

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The Rent

Rent for 21/22 is as follows:

  • Ground Floor Flats £811.00 on average per calendar month
  • Upper Floor Flats £768.00 on average per calendar month

As Unipol calculate the rent due on a daily basis, the amount due each month varies slightly according to the number of days in the month. Rent includes water charges, WIFI, a Smart TV and TV license and personal possessions insurance.

Unipol bill tenants monthly for their gas and electricity usage, meter readings are taken frequently to ensure that billing is accurate. Tenants pay a set monthly charge of £80.00 on top of rent. Usage is monitored and reviewed every 3 months. If you use more than you have paid for you'll be invoiced for the difference, if you have used less energy than you have paid for a credit will be applied to your account. The set monthly charge can be adjusted so it's more in keeping with your typical usage.

Tenancies at Argie Avenue begin on the 1st September each year and run for 12 months until 31st August the following year. Current residents are offered the chance of renewing, so long as their studies are ongoing. 

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What is in Each Flat

All flats are let fully furnished. As shown in the floorplan below, each maisonette has a kitchen with dining space and a separate lounge on the lower floor. There is a double bedroom, and two single bedrooms, along with a bathroom and separate WC, on the upper floor. 

The accommodation offers a high standard of amenities, including energy-efficient heating systems, double-glazed windows, well-designed kitchens and modern bathrooms with showers.

WIFI is included within the rent, the service is provided by X. A Smart TV and TV license is included in the rent. TV'S are wall mounted in the lounge at each property.

All flats are equipped with hard-wired smoke and heat detectors. Ground floor properties are also fitted with burglar alarms.

The buildings are covered by CCTV. Cameras are located in each communal staircase and all around the external areas. The public display monitor located in the ground floor lobby area of each block shows the CCTV footage.

Argie Avenue has a dedicated play area to the rear of the building, complete with play equipment for children and plenty of space for ball games. In addition, Kirkstall Abbey is a 10-15 minute walk away. The Abbey is situated in a substantial riverside park which includes a children's playground.

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What is Provided in Each Room

Bedrooms are fitted with a double or single bed and mattress, ample clothes storage space and bedside tables. There is also a desk and chair for study.

Click here to view photographs and virtual tours of properties so you can gain an idea of decor and provided fittings and furnishings. 

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Parking and Bikes

In front of each block there are car parks, with a limited number od spaces for tenants use. This parking is free of charge. It is also possible to park on the surrounding streets.

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Who is the Accommodation Managed By

Argie Avenue is managed by Unipol Student Homes.

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Who the Accommodation is Allocated By

The accommodation is allocated by the University of Leeds.

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Contacting Us

If you have a specific questions, you can:

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How to Apply

As Argie Avenue (Phase I) is a development that the University of Leeds allocate student couples and families into, you will need to apply for the waiting list in order to be offered a property.

Please complete this form and email it to E.Rogers@leeds.ac.uk - Edward Rogers manages couple and family allocations for the University of Leeds.

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Students or Family Members with a Disability

For information and guidance on suitable accommodation for disabled students or family members, please contact the Tenancy Support Team at Unipol on tenancysupport@unipol.org.uk

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What Facilities and Services are Available Locally

Local Childcare

Leeds City Council's Family Information Service can help you find information and support with your childcare needs and provides information about childminders, playgroups and out-of-school play schemes.

General information and guidance on accessing childcare services is provided here.

Local Schools

Leeds City Council provides information about the schools within its authority at its Find a School web pages. These pages include each school's admission policy, cut-off distance maps (for oversubscribed schools), information on how to apply for a place, and recent school inspection reports produced by Ofsted, the government-established office for standards in education, children's services and skills. Please note that you are not guaranteed a place at the school nearest to where you live. 

General information and guidance on accessing school education is provided here

Local Healthcare

You can get information about local healthcare services by going to the NHS Choices website and selecting the service you need, to find options nearby.

General information and guidance on accessing healthcare services is provided here

Local Leisure and Recreation

Kirkstall Abbey with its extensive riverside park is a 10 - 15 minute walk away. The park has playground apparatus for younger children. Leeds City Council maintains a large number of public play areas for children and young people, which includes playgrounds, ball parks, skateboard parks and teen zones. 

The nearest public library, which as a Leeds resident, you can join and borrow books from free of charge, is Headingley Library which is just over a mile (or 2km), away. 

Leeds City Council runs a number of leisure centres across the city for general public use. Kirkstall Leisure centre is a 5-10 minute walk away. The council also manages a number of artistic and cultural venues and offers a year-round programme of events. Some facilities and events run by the council are free and some are available for a fee. Worthwhile money off fees can often be obtained by applying for an annual discount card. See also our pages on discounts available to students and families.

The University of Leeds offers a range of sports opportunities, including all manner of recreational activitiesThe Edge, the University's own fully equipped gym available to paying members, and school holiday sports camps.

The area is well served with cinemas: two are nearby Leeds Vue Kirkstall Road (one mile, 1.5km) on a major bus route towards the city centre and Hyde Park Picture House which is approximately 1.5 miles (or 2.5km) away. Other cinemas in the city centre and North Leeds include: Leeds Vue at the Light, the Everyman Cinema, the Cottage Road Cinema

More information on daily life and making the most of leisure opportunities in Leeds is provided here

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