Woodward Buildings Virtual Tour

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 2021/22In 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 accessbasic contents insurancemaintenancecommunal cleaning and a contribution towards your halls activity fund.

The rents for 2021/22 are as follows:

Type of roomNumber of bed spacesWeekly rent per person
Premium en-suite single
17 £179
En-suite single 571 £156
En-suite twin* 51 £179
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*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:

  • All rooms are en-suite
  • The study bedrooms are arranged in cluster flats
  • Each bedroom has individual internet and telephone access
  • Mattress covers, laundry basket, fan, desk lamp, waste paper bin, bathroom bin and toilet brush and holder all included
Kitchen and common areas
  • Large common room with communal and pod seating areas, table top games and TV
  • Open plan kitchen and living area with a dining table, a sofa and a relaxing lounge with a flat screen TV
  • Many kitchens and living spaces offer panoramic views of central London
  • Free wifi access in all communal areas
  • Communal study areas
  • Vacuum, mop, mop bucket, dustpan and brush, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezers all included
Other features and facilities
  • Non-smoking hall
  • On-site two storey gym and studio 
  • Pocket park
  • Music rehearsal rooms
  • Multi-faith spaces
  • Secure entry system
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24 hour front entrance CCTV 
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Woodward Buildings
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.

Fire safety video for North Acton Halls

Fire safety video for North Acton Halls
Building view

Caption: Photo of block D: a 19-storey building


Caption: Rooftop area

Woodward common room

Caption: Woodward Common Room


Caption: En-suite single room

twin bedroom

Caption: En-suite twin room


Woodward kitchen

Caption: Kitchen in Block D

exterior view

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.