At a glance
- 639 bed spaces
- £156 - £179 per week
- Located in the thriving North Acton student community
Woodward Buildings, located in North Acton, is one of our newest halls of residence. Rising to 19 storeys, the flagship new development forms a contemporary student village with cluster style apartments and generous communal space for students to enjoy.
Due to building work set to take place across parts of 2020/21, residents should anticipate some level of disruption at Woodward Buildings, including part of the Autumn Term for the 2021/22 academic year. More information is available in the tabs below.
Please note that some of the rooms and kitchens in Woodward Buildings overlook the Acton Cemetery.
Woodward hall in more detail
Room types and rents
Update 2021/22: In line with the measures we are putting in place to ensure your safety and comfort in light of COVID-19, we have made amendments to the bed spaces and rent details below. Learn more about these measures on our changes for 2021/22 pages.
Woodward Buildings offers self-catered study accommodation for 639 undergraduate students. Rent includes utility bills, internet access, basic contents insurance, maintenance, communal cleaning and a contribution towards your halls activity fund.
The rents for 2021/22 are as follows:
|Type of room||Number of bed spaces||Weekly rent per person|
|Premium en-suite single
*Although displayed as twin rooms, in order to support social distancing guidelines all twin rooms for 2021/22 will be let as single occupancy.
All beds in Woodward are 4' x 6'6" (1.22m x 1.98m)
Visit Fees and Payment page for more information
Features and facilities
Hall features and facilities:
|Kitchen and common areas||
|Other features and facilities||
No. 1 Victoria Road
London, W3 6FA
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Woodward Buildings is located in North Acton, is part of a vibrant community of over 1,600 science and arts students and is just a few minutes away from Kemp Porter Buildings.
Due to its location, you will likely be required to take public transport in order to get to the South Kensington campus. Alternatively, you will also be able to cycle to South Kensington, which takes between 35-50 minutes.
Woodward benefits from excellent transport links: it's just a short two minute walk to North Acton tube station which will take you to the South Kensington campus in 40 minutes, Notting Hill (11 minutes) and Oxford Circus (19 minutes). Five major bus routes are within walking distance, including the 95 bus to Park Royale leisure park's cinema and bowling alley (11 minutes). Students can purchase a monthly travelcard, giving unlimited travel across central London (transport zones 1 & 2).
Tesco Express, Costa Coffee, pizza and Indian takeaways are all within a two minute walk, with Lebanese and American cuisine just around the corner. For bigger shopping trips, the famous Westfield Shopping Centre is only a short distance away by tube and an Asda superstore is a 9 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away.
Building works and fire safety
Residents should anticipate levels of disruption due to building works throughout 2021. This includes the Autumn Term for the 2021-22 academic year.
Update: Woodward Buildings has some areas of cladding made from an Aluminium Composite Material (ACM). Ealing Council has issued a notice of improvement outlining the works required. The building has been declared safe for occupancy, but we will be replacing the cladding on parts of the building and undertaking associated works required for parts of the 2021-22 academic year to ensure the highest standards of fire safety. As such, residents should anticipate some level of disruption whilst these works take place. Whilst inconvenience will be minimised wherever possible, this may include construction noise, scaffolding and the proximity of construction equipment.
The following fire safety strategy is in place at Woodward to protect occupants in the event of fire:
- Sprinklers in each bedroom, hallway and communal kitchen, which are automatically activated when fire is detected.
- Automatic fire detection in each bedroom and throughout the building as a whole.
- Fire alarms that have backup power supplies and are maintained by specialist engineers.
- Manual alarm buttons in every lobby of the accommodation floors – these can be triggered by anyone who may discover an outbreak of fire before it is automatically detected. They can also be used by staff or the fire service to escalate evacuation if required.
- Staff on-site 24/7 who are trained in how to respond in the event of fire alarm activation.
- Fire drills carried out to check that our fire evacuation processes are effective.
- Regular checks and audits of the building carried out, working closely with the London Fire Brigade.
Fire Safety video
Our newer halls of residence in North Acton have different fire procedures to our other halls.
Watch this video to find out what you need to do in the event of a fire, evacuation procedures and how to prevent fire in the first place.
Caption: Photo of block D: a 19-storey building
Caption: Rooftop area
Caption: Woodward Common Room
Caption: En-suite single room
Caption: En-suite twin room
Caption: Kitchen in Block D
Caption: Exterior view of Woodward
Rooms and facilities in different blocks / floors may vary from the images shown on this page. To view more photos of our Woodward building, visit the 360 tours page.