Grayson Heights

Grayson Heights

Who the Accommodation is For

How Many it Accommodates

Where is it

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 are Available Locally

  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure and Recreation

Who the Accommodation is For

Grayson Heights houses a mix of students - students with families, couples and groups of postgraduates in shared 5 bedroom flats.

Allocations are normally reserved for students registered 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 two-bedroom flats for student families or couples, and 22 shared flats for postgraduate students.

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Grayson Heights is 2.5 miles (or 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 building is located close to two of the main bus routes into the city and to the University of Leeds. Headingley railway station is also a 10 minute walk away. Trains on the Harrogate line go to Leeds city centre one way and 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.
 

About the Building

Grayson Heights opened its doors to tenants for the first time in 2007. A single building extending over 12 floors, it commands stunning views over the Kirkstall Valley. Offering modern, purpose-built accommodation, the building was renovated especially for student families and couples, and for postgraduate students sharing.

Grayson Heights has an on-site reception which is open daily and run by residents assistants.

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The Rent

Rent for 21/22 is as follows:

  • All family flats £661.00 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 and personal possessions insurance.

Unipol bill tenants monthly for their electricity usage (there is no gas supply at Grayson Heights). Meter readings are taken frequently to ensure that billing is accurate. Tenants pay a set monthly charge of £108.00 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 Grayson Heights begin on the 1st August each year and run for 12 months until 31st July 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 family flat has two bedrooms (one double and one single), a living room, kitchen, bathroom and separate WC.

The flats offer a high standard of amenities, including energy-efficient heating systems, double glazed windows, well-designed kitchens and well laid out bathrooms. 

Telephone sockets (subject to reconnection to the network at the tenants' expense), are fitted in each flat and television aerial sockets are provided in the living room. There is an integral digital satellite reception system point in each flat. A WIFI service is included in the rent.

All flats are equipped with hard-wired smoke and heat detection systems.

The building is extensively covered by CCTV. Cameras are located on each lobby, inside each lift (there are 2 lifts), in the ground floor communal area and all around the external areas. The public display monitor is located on the ground floor in the foyer area by reception.

Entry to Grayson Heights is through a reception area with seating and vending machines, a reception desk, and two lifts for tenants to use. Access to the building is controlled by swipe fobs for tenants and by an intercom entry system for visitors. Security is further enhanced by a service allowing tenants to view CCTV footage of the entry point on their own televisions, so they can see who is calling before they let them in. 

Grayson Heights does not have its own outdoor play or leisure space although tenants are welcome to make use of the dedicated play area at the rear of Argie Avenue (another Unipol development), which is just over the road. Please ask at reception for access information. There is also good green space a 10 - 15 minute walk away at Kirkstall Abbey. The Abbey is situated in a substantial riverside park which includes a children's playground and plenty of space for ball games.
 

What is Provided in Each Room

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

There is a dining table and chairs in the kitchen, and in the lounge two sofas and coffee tables. 

Unipol provide a hoover, ironing board, mop and bucket, broom and dustpan and brush for tenants. Irons and small kitchen appliances i.e. a kettle are not provided.

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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There is a carpark in front of Grayson Heights that tenants are welcome to use free of charge. When the carpark is full residents can park on the streets nearby.
 
There is a large, secure, bike store at the side of the building that tenants are welcome to use to store bikes in.
 

 
Grayson Heights is managed by Unipol Student Homes.
 

Who the Accommodation is Allocated By

The accommodation is allocated to families and couples by the University of Leeds Accommodation Office.

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Contacting Us

If you have a specific question, you can:

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How to Apply

As Grayson Heights 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

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