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Avon Way House, Student Accommodation in Colchester – the perfect second home.

Avon Way House offers purpose built accommodation just a short walk from the University of Essex’s main Colchester campus. You can choose from brand new modern studios with a private en-suite bathroom and kitchenette or bright and airy bedrooms, all finished to the highest standards.

The Hub, which should be completed for September 2020, will be at the heart of Avon Way, where residents can come together to socialise, relax and make those priceless university memories. It will include a lounge with comfortable chill out areas, large TV, vending machine and ping pong tables. Helping to create the ideal environment for studying, there will be shared study spaces with break-out and quiet study areas. But we realise it is not all work work work, so we will provide gym studio facilities and a cinema room.

We have carefully designed our accomodation at Avon Way to suit the way students live today. We know that means constant access to tech so we guarantee high-speed wifi, as well as plenty of sockets and USB ports in study areas. And for some well deserved down time, residents can enjoy spending time outdoors in the communal gardens and there are shared kitchens to cook and eat in.

Our welcoming and friendly staff members are always on site to offer a helping hand when needed and make sure that everything is well maintained, safe and secure. And when you want to get out and about, the nearby bus stops make heading into Colchester town centre a breeze.


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Meet the Team

Meet the fantastic team behind Avon Way and find out more about some of their favourite things!

Josie Stone

Senior Accommodation Manager

Josie joined Avon Way in 2014 with a varied background in property management and customer service, all of which have given her the experience and knowledge to fulfil her current role. Josie thoroughly enjoys the challenges and diversity that her job brings and is looking forward to the future.

Kayla Jones

Accommodation Assistant

Kayla joined Avon Way in spring 2015 with a strong background in social housing. Kayla provides support to the hospitality manager in a forward facing customer care role, always having due regard for student welfare.

Brenda Collins

Accommodation Assistant

Brenda joined Avon way house in 2015. Brenda has a wealth of experience making her a great asset to the team.

Brenda’s door is always open to offer friendly assistance and advice to all our students.

Simon Davis

Facilities Assistant

Simon joined Avon way house in December 2015 and is always on site to deal with any maintenance, repairs and technical issues that may arise during your stay here at Avon way.

Do say ‘Hi’ if you see him around the site.

Key Features of Avon Way


Glide WiFi


Study desk and chair

Shower & WC

Baths (2 bed flats only)


Glide WiFi

Lounge area

Modern shared kitchen with integrated appliances


Glide WiFi

Fridge, microwave & hob in room

En-suite shower & WC

Desk, shelving, bed, wardrobe & large mirror

Kitchenette in room

Large, countryside view & standard studio rooms


Glide WiFi

Large TV

Lounge Area (In some buildings)

Modern shared kitchen with integrated appliances


External study space

Car parking

Landscaped gardens

Laundry facilities

Recycling building

Secure door entry system

Bike storage



Glide WiFi


Informal ‘chill out’ area/cafe

Quiet study area

Shared study area

Collaborative study area

Fully airconditioned


Cinema room

Contemporary design

External relaxation space

Table tennis

Fully tech enabled

Hospitality office

Vending machines

Local Information


University Health Centre

01206 794484
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ


Monday 9am–12:30pm, 1:30–4:30pm
Tuesday 9am–12:30pm, 1:30–4:30pm
Wednesday 9am–12:30pm, 1:30–4:30pm
Thursday 9am–12:30pm, 1:30–4:30pm
Friday 9am–12:30pm, 1:30–4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Colchester Hospital

01206 747474
Turner Road

Mental and emotional health difficulties

This will give you all the information you need to help with any difficulties you are having

S.I.McKenzie & Associates
01206 796326
54 Wimpole Rd,
Colchester CO1 2DL


Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday Closed


BUS 64 & 64A

Direct to the town centre every 10 minutes

Click to view Colchester Bus Route map


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Cycle Route from Avon Way

Click to view on Google Maps

The large black bins are located in a dedicated building at the Buffett Way end of the site.  You must ensure all rubbish goes into the bins; any rubbish not in bins is chargeable. Do not leave lids open as it encourages pests. Please check that all bins are full as the ones at the back may be empty. Do not dump rubbish around the site or in hallways.

Recycling bins are provided in a new dedicated building where you can put glass, plastic and cardboard; please break down boxes before putting them in the bins.

Avon Way Envrionmental Map

See what the students that are ‘Livin It’ at Avon Way have to say



We were looking for a 6-person flat, so this is sort of perfect for us because we can all be close together in a single proximity. If we lived in a house we would have to be up and down the stairs all the time; whereas here you can literally go from room to room. Here, we are close to the university and Tesco’s is nearby, so for us it’s a perfect location - without the hassle of having a house and figuring out water and bills – it’s all one package.
I moved to Avon Way because it is very convenient, it wasn’t a long walk from campus. I like it here because everything is included – all your utilities are paid for; so you don’t have to worry about bills. Also, it is secure as well because they have a bike shed and maintenance.



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