Sovereign House, Sheffield

Sovereign House 110 Queen Street Sheffield S1 2DW

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No respect for residents

"I rarely write reviews unless I actually have something to say and I absolutely do where Sovereign House is concerned. I came to SH in my third year having had bad experiences with private halls a"- Anonymous

Overall really good

"I'm a Hallam student and moved in last year when it was first built (and their still building...) On the website they advertise a juice bar and cinema room, which don't exist. It's a really "- Anonymous

Accomodation rating: 0 5 3.25 - 2 ratings
Overall Rating
3.25
  • Quality of rooms
    4.5
  • Fun/Atmosphere
    0.75
  • Location
    4
  • Safety
    4
  • Management
    2.75
  • Value
    2.25

Rooms and Prices

Type Price /
Per Week
Start date length of stay
(weeks)
Deposit
amount
Availability Book
2 Bed Flat (room) £200.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 SOLD OUT Book Now
Studio £150.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
1 Bed Flat £175.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Studio £140.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 LIMITED Book Now
Studio £115.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £0.00 SOLD OUT Book Now
Studio £125.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 LIMITED Book Now
Studio £120.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 AVAILABLE Book Now

Property Description :

 

Your Home.

 

Welcome to Sovereign and Newbank House – student studio accommodation in the heart of Sheffield.

 

Located on Queen Stre

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Your Home.

 

Welcome to Sovereign and Newbank House – student studio accommodation in the heart of Sheffield.

 

Located on Queen Street, students at Sovereign and Newbank House have the city centre on their door-step. The building is just a 10 minute walk from Sheffield train station, and both universities are either a short walk or tram journey away.

 

Great Location | WiFi | Gym | Large Social Area | Cinema Room | Courtyard | Laundry Room

 

 

Your Room.

 

Sovereign and Newbank House homes 240 students each year, offering 9 different types of studio – ideal for any budget!

 

Classic Studio

Premium Single Bed Studio

Premium Double Bed

Superior Single Bed Studio

Superior Double Bed Studio

Deluxe Studio

One Bedroom Apartment

Two Bedroom Apartment

Three Bedroom Apartment

 

Rooms vary in size and layout, however all include a modern kitchen, ensuite bathroom, study area, and smart TV.

 

We offer dual occupancies in the majority of our room types – FREE OF CHARGE!

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Property Description :

 

Your Home.

 

Welcome to Sovereign and Newbank House – student studio accommodation in the heart of Sheffield.

 

Located on Queen Stre

 

Your Home.

 

Welcome to Sovereign and Newbank House – student studio accommodation in the heart of Sheffield.

 

Located on Queen Street, students at Sovereign and Newbank House have the city centre on their door-step. The building is just a 10 minute walk from Sheffield train station, and both universities are either a short walk or tram journey away.

 

Great Location | WiFi | Gym | Large Social Area | Cinema Room | Courtyard | Laundry Room

 

 

Your Room.

 

Sovereign and Newbank House homes 240 students each year, offering 9 different types of studio – ideal for any budget!

 

Classic Studio

Premium Single Bed Studio

Premium Double Bed

Superior Single Bed Studio

Superior Double Bed Studio

Deluxe Studio

One Bedroom Apartment

Two Bedroom Apartment

Three Bedroom Apartment

 

Rooms vary in size and layout, however all include a modern kitchen, ensuite bathroom, study area, and smart TV.

 

We offer dual occupancies in the majority of our room types – FREE OF CHARGE!

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Rooms and Prices

Type Price /
Per Week
Start date length of stay
(weeks)
Deposit
amount
Availability Book
2 Bed Flat (room) £200.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 SOLD OUT Book Now
Studio £150.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
1 Bed Flat £175.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Studio £140.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 LIMITED Book Now
Studio £115.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £0.00 SOLD OUT Book Now
Studio £125.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 LIMITED Book Now
Studio £120.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 AVAILABLE Book Now

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Disclaimer

*Prices & availability are subject to change. information provided is for academic year rents only and does not include information about short stays. For the most up to date info and info about short stays please visit the hall provider’s website.

Sovereign House, Sheffield

Property Description :

 

Your Home.

 

Welcome to Sovereign and Newbank House – student studio accommodation in the heart of Sheffield.

 

Located on Queen Stre

 

Your Home.

 

Welcome to Sovereign and Newbank House – student studio accommodation in the heart of Sheffield.

 

Located on Queen Street, students at Sovereign and Newbank House have the city centre on their door-step. The building is just a 10 minute walk from Sheffield train station, and both universities are either a short walk or tram journey away.

 

Great Location | WiFi | Gym | Large Social Area | Cinema Room | Courtyard | Laundry Room

 

 

Your Room.

 

Sovereign and Newbank House homes 240 students each year, offering 9 different types of studio – ideal for any budget!

 

Classic Studio

Premium Single Bed Studio

Premium Double Bed

Superior Single Bed Studio

Superior Double Bed Studio

Deluxe Studio

One Bedroom Apartment

Two Bedroom Apartment

Three Bedroom Apartment

 

Rooms vary in size and layout, however all include a modern kitchen, ensuite bathroom, study area, and smart TV.

 

We offer dual occupancies in the majority of our room types – FREE OF CHARGE!

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No respect for residents

3

Quality of rooms - 4 Fun/Atmosphere - 0.5 Location - 4
Safety - 3 Management - 1.5 Value - 1.5

I rarely write reviews unless I actually have something to say and I absolutely do where Sovereign House is concerned. I came to SH in my third year having had bad experiences with private halls and student houses in my previous years.



First, the good.



I stayed in a 1 person studio so I can't speak as to the quality of the shared accommodation but my room was really nice. They're spacious to say it's for 1 person, the heating is adequate and the internet is refreshingly reliable in the rooms (nowhere I've lived previously had decent internet).



The common room was surprisingly good quality when I got here. There's a nice quiet space hidden around the corner for some peace for if you don't like to work in your room. The common area itself has a ping pong table, a pool table and a PS4. It's useful to note though that the pool table costs 50p and the PS4 doesn't have any games for it so you need to own a PS4 to have games to use on the provided one. The Gym is pretty decent as well although it doesn't have any treadmills which is a bit strange for a gym. Not an issue though since there's other cardio machines available.



Now for the bad.



The price for what is advertised, I think is fair. The price for what you actually get is not fair at all. I personally paid £120 per week to live here and promised in that price were basic and extra services some of which are legally required by a landlord but weren't provided for a large portion of the tenancy:



There was a 3 month period from October to the end of December 2017 which the whole building had no hot water. That's right, in the middle of winter for an entire 3 months there was a complete lack of hot water which meant that anyone who needed a shower either had to wake up in the cold to have a cold shower which can be dangerous especially since the 2017 winter was a brutal one. The biggest problem I have with this is the fact that it is not only stipulated in the tenancy contact but it is a LEGAL REQUIREMENT for landlords to make sure there is hot water with some grace time to actually make repairs. 3 months is well over what I believe to be acceptable. The absolute worst thing about this though? There was no restitution, all we got was a "sorry for the inconvenience" in an email after having cold showers for months.



Now the lift. There are 11 floors in Sovereign House and the lift seems to be broken every other day. At the time of typing this review the lift has been down for 12 days in a row. The laundry and bins are on the ground floor so someone unfortunate enough to have been allocated to the top floor has to go down and up 12 flights of stairs just to go put their bins out.



The laundry services are extortionate. In Fortis' defence I did ask the prices before I moved in so I knew what I was getting into. Because of this, I wouldn't count this as a bad point if the facilities actually worked properly and didn't feel set up so that you need to do more laundry loads. The washers are absolutely tiny but the dryers are like industrial sized which means you can fit 2 washer loads into a single dryer and there would still be half the dryer left in space. One dryer and one washer load comes to £4.70 and all they're providing is the machines so factoring in cleaning supplies brings the cost up even more. Oh yeah, there's only 4 washers and dryers for thousands of students which means it's a lottery to actually get a machine to use and people are generally so sick of waiting for a machine they will pull your clothes out and leave them on the floor if you leave them in the dryer for 30 seconds after they've done.



There was a cinema room advertised which was closed pretty much my whole time here. They opened it once and now it's closed again.



There is supposed to be a 24/7 help desk. In theory the day time staff is meant to leave at 5 and the night time security starts at 6. On weekends there is no day time staff. Like I said, that's just in theory. In reality if the security are there on time or there at all then you're having a lucky day. If you lock yourself out of your room or out of the building and you don't have a mobile phone to call one of the "student reps" then you're sleeping rough tonight sorry.



There is another obvious problem with no having security and that is that my personal space for the year is NOT SECURE. So many times people from the street have followed me through the doors when I've used my key card to open the front entrance and I have no way of knowing who these people are, if they live here or if they're here to rob whatever they can. Of course I wouldn't have to worry about this if there was actually security there to challenge those who haven't scanned their key card.



I'll just briefly mention the student rep thing too. I'm not sure what incentive they give to the student reps, I hope they get paid since they seem to be used as a free source of staff. My electricity went off one day (just because of a fuse, it was no ones fault) and I could have reset it myself but I (understandably) don't have access to the part of the building housing the utilities. So I had to wait 5 hours without electricity for one of the student reps to finally get out of bed at around 4PM to go flip a switch because there was no actual staff on the 24/7 help desk.



Now onto the staff. Please note that this is written in march 2017 and the information here might be out of date when you come to read it. When the security are actually in, they're very pleasant people like they should be when they're essentially working in your home.



In conclusion, Sovereign House tries very hard to look good. It's clean and the things you look for at a flat viewing are all spot on. When you actually move in and they've got you in that contract though... The company doesn't seem to care about the residents. Services that were promised are flat out not delivered on, complains about this are ignored and when things are finally fixed we're expected to just go about our day like we haven't just spent 3 months without it.

  • 28 Mar 2018
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male

Overall really good

3.5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 1 Location - 4
Safety - 5 Management - 4 Value - 3

I'm a Hallam student and moved in last year when it was first built (and their still building...)



On the website they advertise a juice bar and cinema room, which don't exist.



It's a really nice building with high quality furnishings. Common room is massive (although not many people use it) and has a pool table (costs 50p a game) and TVs with Sky and a PS4. The gym is alright, the equipment is all brand new but there's no air-con or treadmills. The washing machines are £2.50 a wash (minimum) and £1.50 to use a dryer.



There's free wifi provided by Ask4 and you have to pay like £10 or something to use it on more than one device. Every room has a smart TV on the wall which has Netflix, but after watching one episode of something it loses the internet connection and you have to turn it off and on again and startup Netflix again. You can pay for faster wifi but it's expensive. TV license isn't included but apparently the staff don't let TV licensing people in the building anyway. You won't need a microwave because every room has a combined oven/grill/microwave thing. Freezer compartment in the fridge is small so you'll have to but fresh food regally. Also the walls are thin...



The building has a lift but it's been broken for 5 months now (apart from the Easter break) so I'd recommend choosing a low floor room. In the winter the rooms get really cold and the heating takes ages to come on and the thermostat is set to a certain programme which only keeps it on for an hour or two (you can't have it on through the night). I've bought a small electric heater which does a much better job. The hot water has stopped working a couple of times too.



The social side isn't very good... every now and they they put on 'parties' in the common room but very few people turn up. And the vast majority of students here are international and don't drink. They also seem to only hang around with people from their own country.



Location is really good whichever uni you're at in Sheffield. Only takes about 10 minutes to walk to hallam. The only nearby food shops though are the small tescos and sainsburys local shops and M&S which are all quite expensive (the nearest supermarket is a good walk away). If you go out in town I would advise getting a taxi home if you're heading back on your own... the accommodation is located on a quiet back street and you have to walk down a long alley way to get home unless you want to walk the long way round. West street is a short distance away so very convenient for nights out. Also some good pubs in the area (Kelham island is very close).



The main reason I chose to live here was to have my own kitchen and bathroom (some students can be very messy and unhygienic). I absolutely love my room although it does cost a lot considering I don't have any financial support from my parents (wouldn't recommend it to freshers unless you're certain you can afford it). It's about the cheapest you'll get in Sheffield though if you want a room with both a kitchen and bathroom. The staff here are very friendly too.

  • 07 Apr 2016
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female

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Sovereign House, Sheffield

Property Description :

 

Your Home.

 

Welcome to Sovereign and Newbank House – student studio accommodation in the heart of Sheffield.

 

Located on Queen Stre

 

Your Home.

 

Welcome to Sovereign and Newbank House – student studio accommodation in the heart of Sheffield.

 

Located on Queen Street, students at Sovereign and Newbank House have the city centre on their door-step. The building is just a 10 minute walk from Sheffield train station, and both universities are either a short walk or tram journey away.

 

Great Location | WiFi | Gym | Large Social Area | Cinema Room | Courtyard | Laundry Room

 

 

Your Room.

 

Sovereign and Newbank House homes 240 students each year, offering 9 different types of studio – ideal for any budget!

 

Classic Studio

Premium Single Bed Studio

Premium Double Bed

Superior Single Bed Studio

Superior Double Bed Studio

Deluxe Studio

One Bedroom Apartment

Two Bedroom Apartment

Three Bedroom Apartment

 

Rooms vary in size and layout, however all include a modern kitchen, ensuite bathroom, study area, and smart TV.

 

We offer dual occupancies in the majority of our room types – FREE OF CHARGE!

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Type Price /
Per Week
Start date length of stay
(weeks)
Deposit amount Availability Book
2 Bed Flat (room) £200.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 SOLD OUT Book Now
Two Bedroom Apartment Our two-bedroom apartment gives you all the space that you need, including two separate bedrooms with your own study area, storage, ensuite bathroom, shared kitchen, living area and smart TV.
Studio £150.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Deluxe Our largest self-contained studio including a double bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchen, study area, smart TV and storage.
1 Bed Flat £175.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
One Bedroom Apartment Our one-bedroom apartment gives you all the space that you need, including a double bed with your own study area, storage, ensuite bathroom, kitchen, living area and smart TV.
Studio £140.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 LIMITED Book Now
Superior Double Bed Our most spacious self-contained studio including a double bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchen, study area, smart TV and storage.
Studio £115.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £0.00 SOLD OUT Book Now
Studio Classic self-contained studio including a single bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchen, study area, smart TV and storage.
Studio £125.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 LIMITED Book Now
Premium Double Bed Self-contained studio giving you that little extra space including a double bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchen, study area, smart TV and storage.
Studio £120.00 7th September 2018 51 weeks £275.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Premium Single Bed Self-contained studio giving you that little extra space including a single bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchen, study area, smart TV and storage.

HALLBOOKER'S DESCRIPTION

 

Your Home.

 

Welcome to Sovereign and Newbank House – student studio accommodation in the heart of Sheffield.

 

Located on Queen Street, students at Sovereign and Newbank House have the city centre on their door-step. The building is just a 10 minute walk from Sheffield train station, and both universities are either a short walk or tram journey away.

 

Great Location | WiFi | Gym | Large Social Area | Cinema Room | Courtyard | Laundry Room

 

 

Your Room.

 

Sovereign and Newbank House homes 240 students each year, offering 9 different types of studio – ideal for any budget!

 

Classic Studio

Premium Single Bed Studio

Premium Double Bed

Superior Single Bed Studio

Superior Double Bed Studio

Deluxe Studio

One Bedroom Apartment

Two Bedroom Apartment

Three Bedroom Apartment

 

Rooms vary in size and layout, however all include a modern kitchen, ensuite bathroom, study area, and smart TV.

 

We offer dual occupancies in the majority of our room types – FREE OF CHARGE!

Overall Rating
3.25
  • Quality of rooms
    4.5
  • Fun/Atmosphere
    0.75
  • Location
    4
  • Safety
    4
  • Management
    2.75
  • Value
    2.25