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Make yourself at home

Battery Park sits beside the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in the heart of the popular student area of Selly Oak. From here, it’s a short 15-minute walk, or a two-stop train journey, to the main University of Birmingham campus.
Here you'll find everything you need to know about your new home and the surrounding area, as well as important information on check-in day, specific to your property.

What you will find in your flat


  • Breakfast bar
  • Chairs
  • Cooker with oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/ freezer - one shelf per student
  • Storage units, one cupboard with a drawer each
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Extractor fan


  • Beds are three-quarter size
  • Desk
  • Study chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Noticeboard
  • Bookshelf
  • Mirror
  • Curtains
  • Under bed storage


  • Shower 
  • Toilet
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Towel rail


  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Iron and ironing board

Facilities at Battery Park

Our friendly reception will be open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm.
Common Room
The common room has a pool table, table tennis, sofas, TV and a vending machine.
Laundry Facilities
The laundry room is located in the main building. Machines are operated through the MyUnite app.
There is no parking available onsite.
Bike Storage
Bike storage is available at Battery park– if you are planning on bringing your bike then please remember to bring your own bike lock.
Recycling facilities are available at Battery Park.
Fire Test Day
Fire alarms are fitted throughout the property. Your property team will confirm the regular time of fire alarms and your assembly point.
Key Type
You will receive a key card on arrival at the property, which you can use to access your room and communal areas.
Our Emergency Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 0300 303 1611 for assistance.

Important information for check-in day at Battery Park

Where do I collect my key?

You will need to go to Reception to check-in. Once you have checked in you will receive your key in the form of a key card.

Where can I park and unload my car?

There is no parking on site. Please park at Selly Oak Shopping Park, B29 6SJ. Parking is limited and drop off only.

Where is Battery Park?

Battery Park
701 Bristol Road
B29 6SR 

When can I move into Battery Park?

You can move in at any point between the start of your tenancy and up to four weeks later. Got an Android or iOS phone? Tell us when you plan to arrive in the free MyUnite app.
Download the app, select Check-in day from the main menu, and choose your preferred date and time. Not sure when your tenancy starts? Your start date is displayed in the app as you go through this process.
Need to change your arrival date or time? Just go back to the app and edit your choices. And don't worry if you get delayed on moving day, we’ll get you settled whenever you arrive.

Getting online

Get online as soon as you arrive by registering for your Wi-Fi before you get there.

Checking in guide

You can find all the essential information you need for checking in here.

Download the app

From maintenance requests to laundry machines, there's plenty you can do with the MyUnite App.

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