Accommodation

Barker House

Barker House

Facilities

A purpose-built development of en-suite apartments for Newcastle University students a short walk from campus and the city centre.

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‌Facilities 

Our facilities include:

  • WiFi 
  • plasma TV (excluding licence) 
  • washer/dryer
  • large fridge
  • large freezer
  • managed by NUstudenthomes

Take a look at our ‌Accommodation Overview‌ (PDF: 64KB) to see how this residence compares to others.

Lifestyle

Barker House is self-catered accommodation available for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Each apartment has a contemporary open plan kitchen/living space. There is a flat screen TV, leather sofas, washer/dryer, large fridge and separate large freezer.

There is no on-site parking at Barker House for residents. Parking is via Pay and Display car parks nearby.

There is access to an external bike rack.

Rooms

Barker House has 137 en-suite bedrooms.

Access and Safety

We take the safety of our students very seriously and  there is on-site biometrics/entry-phone system/CCTV to ensure your peace of mind.

 

Location

Barker House is in Shieldfield, a short walk from the University campus and city centre.

Address

Barker House
Shield Street
Shieldfield
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1XR

Managed by NUstudenthomes

Barker House is managed by the University's Private Sector Team NUstudenthomes
Please contact Alec Hughes if you have any queries.
Alec.Hughes@ncl.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 2087109

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Cost

Find out how much it costs to stay with us in 2017/2018.

Your contract

Barker House is privately owned but is managed by NUstudenthomes - the property management team within the University Accommodation service.

The contract runs from 18 September 2017 to 10 September 2018.

Your rent includes a hot water and heating allowance of £6.00 per person per week (£306.00 per year). You will be liable for any charge above this allowance figure.

WiFi includes standard broadband of 20mb/s. Upgrades are available.

The damages deposit for Barker House is £200.

Find out more about how to pay your rent.

Type of RoomWeekly RateAnnual Rate
Single standard with en-suite  £124.25 £6,354.50

Available to postgraduate students and returning undergraduate students.

Our Albion House and Barker House Introductory Guide (PDF: 2MB) and  Barker House Terms and Conditions (PDF: 1.2MB) contain useful information for students living in the block.

Accessible Rooms

One accessible en suite study-bedroom with height adjustable furniture suitable for wheelchair users.  The en suite is equipped with pull cord alarm with grab rails.

The communal kitchen is equipped with lowered worktops, sink and hob with front facing controls, low-level cupboard unit and fire alarm strobe warning light.

The pull cord is linked to the Reception and is monitored by the 24-hour monitoring service.

 

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our accommodation

The virtual tours of our accommodation give you a view of a small sample of our bedrooms and communal areas.

We have a large variety of room types so can't show every variation. The room you're allocated may look different to the ones shown in the virtual tours.

Arrival Instructions 2017

You are responsible for the collection of your own set of keys which will be available from the reception at Barker House from 12 noon on the first date of your contract period. You will be provided with one key which will operate the door to the flat and your own bedroom.

The external doors are operated via a biometric system; this means you will need to have a finger scanned when you first arrive.
To allow us to organise this procedure efficiently, please contact our Admin Team to confirm the date and approximate time of arrival.
Where possible we would strongly encourage you to collect your keys during the office opening hours below so that we can deal with your queries.

Barker House Arrival Times from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 September 2017:
Monday 18 September 12.00 - 17.00 hrs
Tuesday 19 September 09.00 - 17.00 hrs
Wednesday 20 September 09.00 - 17.00 hrs
Thursday 21 September 09.00 - 17.00 hrs
Friday 22 September 09.00 - 17.00 hrs
Saturday 23 September 09.00 - 17.00 hrs
Sunday 24 September 10.00 - 17.00 hrs

Outside of the above times, entry can be organised but only by prior arrangement with our Admin Team. Please note that we need a minimum of 24 hours' notice (longer for weekend arrivals since we work Monday to Friday).
Normal opening hours for the Reception will be displayed in Barker House following the busy move-in period.

Please note there is no parking at Barker House but Shield Street, Portland Road and surrounding streets have a number of on road pay and display spaces.
You will find details of city-centre car parks and on street parking at on the Newcastle City Council website.

Estates Security Telephone:+44 (O) 191 208 6817
Residences Admin Telephone:+44 (O) 191 208 2084 (during office hours only)

A PDF version of the above details with maps is available here for download: Barker House Arrival Instructions