Accommodation

The View

The View

Facilities

The 18-storey tower offers stylish accommodation arranged in flats of five and six bedrooms.

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‌Facilities

Our facilities include:

  • WiFi
  • communal TV (licence excluded)
  • on-site laundrette
  • bike storage

The View is one of our Managed Partnership accommodation sites, owned by Downing Students.

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

Lifestyle

The tower offers en-suite rooms in five and six bedroom flats, all with communal lounge/kitchen. All rooms include a four foot bed. 

For socialising outside of your flat, there’s a great common room with a flat-screen TV, games console and pool table.

Building work will be ongoing throughout the academic year on a site adjacent to The View, which may cause disturbance to residents.

Access and safety

Accommodation is spread over 18 floors with lifts, entry-phone system and CCTV. The management team is available 24/7 to ensure high standards of security and maintenance.

 

Location

The View is an exciting development next to the Business School and opposite St James' Park Football Stadium.

You are a 10-minute walk from the main campus and even closer to the buzz of the city centre and all its amenities.

Address

The View
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 5SA

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Cost

Find out how much it costs to stay with Downing Students.

Your contract

The View is one of our Managed Partnership residences, owned by Downing Students, and the length and terms of contract differ to that of the University.

The contract is a fixed term period of 43 weeks (commencing on either 21, 22 or 23 September 2017) covering the academic year and an additional few weeks.  EU and International students will be given a contract for 44 weeks (commencing on 16 September 2017) to allow you to attend the International Welcome Programme.

Rents are charged per week, so if your contract differs to the standard dates above (ie earlier arrival), you will incur additional accommodation charges.

All utility bills are included, WiFi is free and they also provide personal possessions insurance via Endsleigh Insurance.

Find out more about how to pay your rent

Type of roomWeekly rateAnnual rate (43 weeks)
312 single with en-suite £134.61 £5,788.23
17 single deluxe with en-suite and bath £145.39 £6,251.77

You'll have to pay a deposit payment and the first rent instalment before you arrive at university.

If you're an EU or International student, the remaining instalments are due in October and December. If you pay the full year in advance of your arrival, you will receive a 1.5% discount.

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Accessible Rooms

Our accommodation is accessible to all and we support students who have particular needs or disabilities.

Two flats are equipped with one fully DDA compliant en-suite study-bedroom. The bedroom is fitted with:

  • mechanical lifting and ceiling-track hoist
  • automatic low-level door opening
  • light switch ‘push pads’
  • wardrobe with pull-down hanging rail
  • pull-cord alarm
  • grab rails

The en-suite is equipped with a clos-o-mat toilet, pull-cord alarm, hinged support and grab rails.

The communal kitchen is equipped with adjustable-height worktops, sink and two-ring hob with front-facing controls, mobile cupboard unit and fire alarm strobe warning light system.

In addition, we have a number of en-suite accessible study-bedrooms, which can be adapted to suit a wide range of personal requirements. We recommend you liaise with the Accommodation Service initially, who will work with The View to ensure the accommodation can meet your needs.

All pull-cord alarms are connected directly to the 24-hour reception.

For further information on our accessible accommodation, see our Access for All Leaflet‌ (PDF: 85KB).

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our accommodation.

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

We have a large variety of room types and the room you're allocated may look different to the ones shown.

Reception

Find out about getting in touch with your reception.

Contact details

Reception
The View
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 5SA

The View telephone: 0191 261 8995
Email: info@downingstudents.com

University co-ordinator: Jane Ormrod, Accommodation Officer
Telephone: 0191 208 1934
Email: jane.ormrod@ncl.ac.uk

Reception opening times

Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
Saturday: 12.00 - 17.00
Sunday: closed.

Outside of opening times

If you need to collect keys outside of these opening hours or if you need emergency assistance, you can contact reception on 0191 261 8995.