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CB1 is a modern development in central Cambridge, just 15 minutes’ walk from campus. It’s divided into three blocks, named Aston, Bragg and Crick after Nobel Prize winners.

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CB1 has 511 en-suite rooms split between three accommodation blocks. There are 112 self-contained studio apartments with their own kitchenette, shower and toilet. The remaining rooms are all single bedrooms with:

  • a large single bed, desk, chair and wardrobe
  • en-suite shower and toilet
  • internet – wi-fi, one-off connection fee
  • TV - IPTV.

Some rooms are adapted for students with specific needs, for example wheelchair users, or medical requirements.


If you live in a standard room, you’ll share a kitchen/living area with three to ten students. You’ll have bar stools to relax on, plus a fridge, freezer, microwave and cooker. The kitchens don’t include kettles or toasters. You could buy kitchen items after you arrive and share the cost with your housemates (see What’s in the room and what to bring).

If you live in a studio apartment, you’ll have your own kitchenette in your room.

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The building

As well as homes, the CB1 development includes a range of shops, restaurants and bars. It’s close to the railway station and a short walk from Cambridge Leisure Park which has a cinema, bowling alley, gym and more.

At CB1 you’ll find bicycle storage and a launderette. However, there isn’t any car parking on site.

Support and services

  • Staff are available on-call 24 hours a day.
  • CCTV is installed.
  • Communal areas such as the stairs and corridors will be cleaned. You’ll be responsible for cleaning your own bedroom, bathroom and shared kitchen.

Occupancy agreements

  • Occupancy agreements run for 42 weeks through the academic year from 10 September 2016 to 30 June 2017.
  • 50 week contracts are also available and start from 10 September 2016 to 26 August 2017.
  • Rent for 2016/17 is £130.51 per week for an en-suite room or £5481.42 for a 42 week tenancy.
  • Studio apartments are £145.83 to £174.81 per week or £6124.86 to £7342.02 for a 42 week tenancy.
  • Rent includes bills to a generous threshold.
  • Your agreement will be with Victoria Hall who you can also contact with any maintenance requests.
  • For CB1 Victoria Hall charges a non-refundable administration fee of £150. This covers the contract fee reference checks and application processing fee. There’s also a £250 damage deposit and a £50 refundable utilities bond.

How to apply

You can apply online for Anglia Ruskin accommodation, including CB1.