Mobility, security & maintenance

  • Security officer
  • Secure door
  • CCTV
  • Onsite manager
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lifts
  • Onsite maintenance

Bills included

  • Room WiFi
  • Water
  • Heating
  • Electricity


  • Laundry
  • Reception
  • Outdoor area
  • Communal study
  • Entertainment area
  • Vending machines
  • Bike storage

General Description

A large purpose built hall of residence within the BU portfolio, available for first year students attending BU but owned and operated by Unite Students, who are the landlord for all residents.

Purbeck House is a friendly accommodation block that’s home to more than 500 undergraduate students. A few studios are available but the majority are ensuite rooms within cluster flats sharing a kitchen. It has two blocks of flats with a courtyard separating them. There is also a common room and study room.

The ResLifeBU programme and annual bus pass is included in the rent. It is possible to opt out of the annual bus pass.

Prices are based on 2024/25 cycle.

Bournemouth University has an accommodation guarantee - terms and conditions apply, please visit the Bournemouth University website for details.

Local area

It’s situated in the centre of our Lansdowne Campus, within easy reach of all of our buildings, as well as the train station, the centre of Bournemouth and the beach. There’s also a Co-op over the road and the university bus (U1) picks up and drops off from just around the corner.

Room options available

Bournemouth University Logo

Bournemouth University

in partnership with Unite Students
Purbeck House standard room

PH Standard Room

Price from
£166 p/w

  • Private bedroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Wifi
  • Desk
Bournemouth University Logo

Bournemouth University

in partnership with Unite Students
Purbeck House Studio

PH Studio Room

Price from
£199 p/w

  • Private flat
  • Private bathroom
  • Wifi
  • Desk

Terms and conditions

Please visit the BU website for full details of the Terms and Conditions. To secure your accommodation at the time of booking there is a £250 advance rent payment, deducted from the first rent payment. The annual rent is split into three instalments. Rooms are 42-week contracts, the studios are 50 weeks. Arrival timeslots are booked at the time of completing the online enrolment in September.

Prices are based on 2024/25 cycle.