Argie Avenue (Phase II) - Argie Avenue & Eden Mount

Argie Avenue (Phase II) - Argie Avenue & Eden Mount

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 is for families with up to three children.

The accommodation is allocated by Unipol Student Homes to students from the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, or any of the other partner institutions in Leeds.

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How Many it Accommodates

As shown in the building plan, the accommodation comprises 16 three-bedroom maisonettes for student families. The accommodation is split over two floors (so each flat has two levels within it - a ground floor and first floor). There are four levels within each block, with two flats per level. 

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Where it is 

Argie Avenue / Eden Mount is approximately 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 development is located close to two of the main bus routes into the city and to the University of Leeds. Headingley railway station is a 10 minute walk away. Trains on the Harrogate line go to Leeds city centre one way and Harrogate and York the other way.

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 originally refurbished in 2006 to provide good quality accommodation to students families. Located next to another Unipol development called Grayson eights, tenants at Argie Avenue and Eden Mount can use the services of the Residents Assistants at Grayson Heights for assistance with repairs, or for queries about the accommodation, appliances, and shared amenities. 

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The Rent

Rent for 21/22 is as follows:

  • All Flats £719.00 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 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 (Phase II) begin on the 1st October each year and run for 12 months until 30th September 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, and a double bedroom, two single bedrooms, a bathroom and a 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 good sized bathrooms. There is no internet provision in these buildings, so tenants normally arraneg their own internet connection using a supplier of their choice.

Telephone sockets (subject to reconnection to the network at tenants' expense), are fitted in each flat and television aerial sockets are provided in the living room. All flats are equipped with functioning hard-wired smoke and heat alarms. Ground floor properties are fitted with an intruder alarm.

The buildings are covered by CCTV. Cameras are located on each communal landing and around the external areas. The public display monitor is located in the ground floor lobby area in each block.

Eden Mount & Argie Avenue (Phase II), does not have its own outdoor play or leisure space. However tenants are welcome to use the dedicated play area to the rear of Argie Avenue Phase I, just across the road. Kirkstall Abbey is a 10-15 minute walk away, the Abbey is situated in a substantial riverside park which includes a children's playground and plenty of space for ball games.

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What is Provided in Each Room

Kitchens include a washer/dryer, cooker, fridge freezer and a dining table and chairs. There is good cupboard space, and ample workspace for cooking/preparing food. In the lounge there are 2 sofas and 2 coffee tables - ground floor flats include a fenced private garden, and upper floor flats have a balcony off the lounge.

The master bedroom includes a double bed, built in wardrobe, and a walk in closet for storage/more clothes storage. Bedside tables and a full length mirror are provided. In the two childrens rooms there are single beds (additional beds can be provided if required), plus wardrobes and drawers for clothes storage.

In the bathroom there is a shower over the bath, a wash basin and a bathroom cabinet. The WC includes a toilet and washbasin.

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 Bike Storage

There is a carpark between the Eden Mount and Argie Avenue block that tenants are welcome to use. This works on a first come first serve basis and isn't permitted. In addition residents can park on the streets surrounding the block/nearby, again this area isn't permitted.

There is a large bike store at Grayson Heights that tenants are welcome to make use of, please speak to the Residents Assistants at the Grayson Heights reception for more information.

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Who the Accommodation is Managed By

Eden Mount and Argie Avenue is managed by Unipol Student Homes.

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Who the Accommodation is Allocated By

Available flats are allocated to student families by Unipol Student Homes.

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Contacting Us

If you have a specific question, you can:

  • Email Unipol on families@unipol.leeds.ac.uk
  • Call Unipol on 0113 243 0169 (option 2).

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How to Apply

If you are interested in this accommodation and would like to sign for an available property, please get in touch with Unipol on families@unipol.org.uk or by calling 0113 243 0169 (option 2). This accommodation is available on a first come first serve basis.

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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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