Cygnet Wharf has been designed to offer a traditional hall of residence experience in a modern environment, accommodating first-year students only. The complex comprises three contemporary buildings of self-catered apartments, the majority of which house between 10 and 12 students. In total there are 442 furnished student bedrooms. Some apartments have rooms specifically designed for students with disabilities.
All rooms in Cygnet Wharf are single en-suite rooms and fully furnished with a three-quarter size bed (a small double), wardrobe, desk, and drawers. En-suite rooms include a shower, basin, and toilet.