About Forest Road House

Forest Road House complex provides purpose built Student Accommodation for students of The University of Essex. Located to the East of Colchester town centre it is approximately 1 mile/20 minutes walk from the University campus at Wivenhoe.

Forest Road House was built by the University of Essex although has been privately owned and managed since August 1998.

The accommodation comprises of 124 rooms within 2 blocks of 3 storey flats. 2 Single rooms and 2 Double rooms within each block have an en-suite facility. Each block also has its own laundry room.

Each of the flats are equipped with a hoover, ironing board, iron, kettle, cooker, fridge, freezer, oven, hob, extractor and microwave. Food storage cupboards are provided in the kitchens and black rubbish sacks and toilet rolls are supplied.

The complex provides a friendly and secure environment to live.

Groups are welcome, subject to availability.

We also offer girls-only flats, 1st year undergraduate-only flats, as well as PhD-only flats, subject to availability.

Being only 20 minutes from the nearby University and with so many facilities Forest Road House is an place for accommodation outside the University itself.

Staying at Forest Road House entitles you to free basic contents insurance - see more details and exactly what cover is provided

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Forest Road House - Block 1: 0790-0131-8509-6502-0092
Forest Road House - Block 2: 9986-3052-0510-0191-0095

Great Features

Faster Internet

100Mb High Speed Internet Connection

Free Parking

Ample on-site parking

Secure Bike Shed

Cycle to university and keep your bike safe

Bill Free!

All utility bills included / No utility bond required

We Welcome Groups

Our flats have up to 6 rooms, so you can all stay together

Post Delivered

Post delivered to your kitchen and parcels collected at our office

It's Easy to Apply

Really, it is! Apply today to reserve your room by completing our short application form, then take it to our office.


Here's a summary of our pricing for staying at Forest Road House for the 2023/24 academic year

Room Equ. per Week Monthly/September 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term Total 11 Month
Single Room £92.31 £400 £1400 £1400 £1200 £4400
Single Room with Communal Lounge £106.15 £460 £1600 £1600 £1400 £5060
G Room (Large Single) £106.15 £460 £1600 £1600 £1400 £5060
Single Room with Ensuite Bathroom £124.62 £540 £1900 £1900 £1600 £5940
Double Room with Ensuite Bathroom £138.46 £600 £2100 £2100 £1800 £6600

Have a question or would like to arrange a visit?

Our experienced team are friendly and professional, and are well placed to offer advice, guidance and help. Call us today on 01206 500202 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, or send us an email.