For: Undergraduate and postgraduate students
Located: on Streatham Campus
Room type(s): Standard, En-suite, Studio
Lafrowda has been redeveloped by our partners University Partnership Programme (UPP) and provides single standard, en-suite and studio accommodation. It is close to Cornwall House with its social activities and open air swimming pool, central campus is just moments away and the city centre a 15 minute walk or short cycle ride away.
The standard cluster flats (355 rooms in total) have communal kitchen/dining and bathroom facilities. A sink is provided in each bedroom. Up to 12 residents share three toilets and three showers. These rooms are in blocks E, F, G, H, N, P, Q and R.
The 816 en-suite rooms have a shared kitchen/diner in cluster flats of up to eight. These rooms are in blocks A, B, C, D, J, K, L, MA, MB and S (Caldwell).
Each of the 86 studios have an open-plan living space, workspace, en-suite shower and small kitchenette/diner. These are in block T (Merrivale) and are for postgraduate studios.
Please note that the only blocks within Lafrowda which have an accessible lift are: A, B, C, D, K and L.
Reception contact details
Tel: 01392 723905
Where to collect your post and parcels
About this accommodation
40, 44 and 51 week contracts
5 minute walk to centre of Streatham campus
Laundry facilities in Bridestowe and Cornwall House
Close to Cornwall House outdoor swimming pool and music practice rooms
Close to iSCA Eats, convenience store, and the Lemon Grove
Has designated quiet block
Rooms available for wheelchair users
The prices below are the contract length total per room.
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Standard rooms at Lafrowda are approximately 10.5m2 (4290mm x 2440mm).
En-suite rooms at Lafrowda are approximately 14.7m2 (2756mm x 5316mm).
Studio rooms at Lafrowda are approximately 16.1m2 (2806mm x 5736mm).
These measurements are a guide only. In some residences room sizes vary considerably.
Standard rooms have single beds (6'3" by 3').
En-suite rooms have longer length single beds (6'9" by 3').
Studios have longer length three-quarter double beds (6'9" by 4').
Due to their longer length, standard fitted sheets may not fit these mattresses. We recommend for studios a flat sheet of 7' by 4'6" and for en-suite rooms a flat sheet of 7' by 4'.
- Bed, wardrobe, desk and chair.
- Bookshelves, desk lamp or built-in lighting, noticeboard and waste bin.
- High speed wired and wireless network/internet from Glide Student. Please register using the links below:
- Shower, washbasin and toilet facilities in en-suite rooms.
- No aerial socket in en-suite and studio rooms; students can use a laptop or desktop to watch TV. Please note you will still need a TV Licence to watch live TV or BBC iPlayer from any device.
Shared kitchens have a cooker with oven, hob and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, water boiler/kettle, dining table, chairs and an ironing board.
The quantity of items provided depends on the size of the flat. You will need to provide pots and pans, cutlery and crockery.
Please see our Kitchen and cleaning guide for information on how to use the gas and electrical equipment within kitchens and information on cleaning.
Living in Lafrowda made me feel like being a part of a community as I managed to meet people that were really friendly. The most important part for me as an international student was to be opened up to different encounters, whether this was the people I met or the practices of my flatmates. I definitely made the most out of my university life during my first year of study!
Zachary from Hong Kong
BSc Economics and Finance at our Streatham Campus
I loved the centrality of Lafrowda. I was close to the centre of campus, Market Place, iSCA EATS, and the town centre was not too far. I liked the layouts of the flats and the kitchen which was spacious so that my flat could all cook together, and the communal sofa area.
Undergraduate student living in Lafrowda
Lafrowda was a great choice for my first-year accommodation, offering a safe, convenient location with plenty of local facilities. I found that the residency staff, including cleaning, maintenance and reception were very friendly, considerate and helpful which made the living experience much easier.
The spaces in communal areas such as kitchens were great, with enough room for everyone to both cook and socialise. I also appreciated the outdoor areas in Lafrowda, such as the benches outside and the green spaces alongside the shop, reception and Cornwall house; this added to the community aspect of this accommodation.
Undergraduate student living in Lafrowda