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James Watt

10 Jennens Road, B4 7UP

  • 820 Beds

  • 0.2 miles from city centre

About James Watt

James Watt, part of Aston Student Village is situated around Aston’s lake and offers the perfect place to stay whilst studying. Just a short walk from Birmingham City centre, the University campus and surrounded by local amenities, everything you’ll need is on your doorstep.

Types of rooms

We offer en-suite rooms at James Watt.

Room photography is representative of Unite Students and may not be of this property. Layout, contents and furnishings may vary.


All of the following comes included in the room price

With Unite Students you won't have to worry about the little details. We've got everything covered, from internet to contents insurance.

Your living essentials

  • All bills included in the rent

  • Wi-fi included throughout the property

  • Basic contents insurance included

  • Secure properties looked after by service teams 24/7

  • Log any maintenance requests with our teams via the free MyUnite app

  • On site support from property teams

  • 24/7 emergency contact centre

Facilities in James Watt

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    Furnished bedrooms and fitted kitchens

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    Laundry facilities in the property

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    Study and socialise in your common space

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    Bike storage

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    Vending machines - snacks on site!

On your doorstep

Social Scenes
Birmingham’s shopping district, including the renowned Bullring Shopping Centre and Grand Central is just a short walk away. With a fantastic collection of high street stores and restaurants to choose from, there’s plenty to take your pick from.
Broad Street is the place to go if you’re looking for night life. Packed full of pubs, bars and clubs, there’s plenty on offer if you’re heading out for the evening.
Just a short walk from Aston Student Village is Brindley Place, running alongside the canal with more restaurants and bars, including Pitcher and Piano and All Bar One.
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and has a full list of year-round calendar events, including weekly street food and music festivals.
Spend a warm afternoon at the Botanical gardens and the Glasshouse, enjoying the views and relaxing with friends. Why not pack a picnic or take your books along to study in the sun?
Birmingham isn’t short of great places to cycle or quirky relaxation spots, with more miles of canals than Venice, there’s plenty of picturesque places to choose from.
If Theatre’s your thing, the Birmingham Hippodrome offers the best musicals, opera and pantomimes. Hosting some of the country’s biggest touring shows, the Hippodrome itself is over 100 years old and is well worth a visit. If you’re an art enthusiast, The Birmingham Art Gallery is home to a huge collection of paintings and holds regular events and exhibitions.
Getting Active
There are a number of gyms, swimming pools and health clubs nearby, with many offering rates for students. As James Watt is in a central location on campus, all of the Universities sports facilities and leisure centre are also on your doorstep.
If you’re into football, Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Brom are all based in Birmingham. With three large tadiums, just 30 minutes from the property, there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy a game with friends or even take a stadium tour.  
Situated just up the Aston Expressway, Villa Park Stadium is full of history and well worth a visit whether you’re a football fan or not. A great Victorian English Football Stadium, the atmosphere is fantastic on match day.
The Barclaycard Arena is right around the corner in the city centre and is a well-known indoor sporting and entertainment venue. Holding regular events and gigs, in the past it’s even held part of the Olympics in its world class sporting arenas!

Close and convenient

Travel and Transport
Just 15 minutes walk from James Watt in Digbeth, is a National Express Bus Station, offering cheap travel tickets across the UK. Birmingham is also really well connected by buses and Metro too. The Midland Metro runs from Birmingham to Wolverhampton, with services running regularly through the city for as little as one pound.
It’s easy to get to and from Aston Student Village by rail too. There are three main train stations in the city centre, Birmingham New Street is just a 15-minute walk from the property. Moor Street and Snow Hill are also just a short walk away.
Birmingham Airport is one of the largest in the UK and is well connected by both bus and train routes. Either hop on a bus from the city centre, or get off the train at Birmingham International train station and you’re at the airport!
Local Essentials
There’s a number of small supermarkets just a short walk from James Watt, including Sainsburys and Tesco. There is a larger ASDA and Aldi both a few minutes away by bus.
There are libraries available to you on campus, provided by both Aston University and BCU. Alternatively, catch the bus to the National Library or stroll there in 15-20 minutes. 
Lloyds TSB is the nearest high street bank just a 5 -10 minute walk away, situated at Dale End. Corporation Street is just a ten minute walk away, where you’ll find all other major banks.
Your Wellbeing
Career, welfare and financial advice will be available to all students through your University. 
The nearest GP surgery and your local pharmacy is located in Boots on the ground floor and is only a 10-minute walk away in the city centre. 
In the case of an emergency, City Hospital is on Dudley Road and is only a short 10-minute journey via taxi.