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The Forge, Neville Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR4 6PL

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Ranked #1 of 1 halls in Sunderland

Flat had not been cleaned

"Said they provide all pots and pans but when i arrived they were left from last years tennants and unusable. Flat had not been cleaned, even found an old letter down the side of the desk. Showe"- Anonymous

Really friendly and great atmosphere

"This is just a really fun place to live - especially if you're a first-year. As others have mentioned, it's easy to get to know people with the bar, freshers events, etc. Security staff are always"- Reece

Accomodation rating: 0 5 2.15 - 10 ratings
Overall Rating
2.15
  • Quality of rooms
    2.35
  • Fun/Atmosphere
    2.75
  • Location
    1.95
  • Safety
    3.05
  • Management
    2.45
  • Value
    2.35

Rooms and Prices

Type Price /
Per Week
Start date length of stay
(weeks)
Deposit
amount
Availability Book
Bedroom £76.00 17/09/2017 40 £0.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Bedroom Ensuite £95.00 17/09/17 45 £0.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Bedroom Ensuite £104.00 17/09/2017 45 £0.00 LIMITED Book Now
Studio £139.00 17/09/2017 45 £0.00 LIMITED Book Now

Property Description :

Forge U Student Village works in partnership with the University of Sunderland to offer a great choice of accommodation with excellent on-site facilit

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Forge U Student Village works in partnership with the University of Sunderland to offer a great choice of accommodation with excellent on-site facilities. 
 
Living here, you’ll have access to a shop, bar for events, free to use computer room, laundry, and a free to use cash machine.
 
The Forge is fully furnished and offers a modern high quality living environment, with common room and fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher, appliances and storage. Each bedroom has fitted modern furniture, wash basin and vanity mirror. Premium rooms include a private shower in the bedroom space, with two communal toilets and showers situated in the flat. Ensuite rooms include a toilet and shower within the study bedroom. Students living in Standard rooms at the Forge will share communal showers and toilets.

 

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Property Description :

Forge U Student Village works in partnership with the University of Sunderland to offer a great choice of accommodation with excellent on-site facilit

Forge U Student Village works in partnership with the University of Sunderland to offer a great choice of accommodation with excellent on-site facilities. 
 
Living here, you’ll have access to a shop, bar for events, free to use computer room, laundry, and a free to use cash machine.
 
The Forge is fully furnished and offers a modern high quality living environment, with common room and fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher, appliances and storage. Each bedroom has fitted modern furniture, wash basin and vanity mirror. Premium rooms include a private shower in the bedroom space, with two communal toilets and showers situated in the flat. Ensuite rooms include a toilet and shower within the study bedroom. Students living in Standard rooms at the Forge will share communal showers and toilets.

 

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Rooms and Prices

Type Price /
Per Week
Start date length of stay
(weeks)
Deposit
amount
Availability Book
Bedroom £76.00 17/09/2017 40 £0.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Bedroom Ensuite £95.00 17/09/17 45 £0.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Bedroom Ensuite £104.00 17/09/2017 45 £0.00 LIMITED Book Now
Studio £139.00 17/09/2017 45 £0.00 LIMITED Book Now

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*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.

u-student Sunderland

Property Description :

Forge U Student Village works in partnership with the University of Sunderland to offer a great choice of accommodation with excellent on-site facilit

Forge U Student Village works in partnership with the University of Sunderland to offer a great choice of accommodation with excellent on-site facilities. 
 
Living here, you’ll have access to a shop, bar for events, free to use computer room, laundry, and a free to use cash machine.
 
The Forge is fully furnished and offers a modern high quality living environment, with common room and fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher, appliances and storage. Each bedroom has fitted modern furniture, wash basin and vanity mirror. Premium rooms include a private shower in the bedroom space, with two communal toilets and showers situated in the flat. Ensuite rooms include a toilet and shower within the study bedroom. Students living in Standard rooms at the Forge will share communal showers and toilets.

 

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Flat had not been cleaned

3

Quality of rooms - 3 Fun/Atmosphere - 4 Location - 2
Safety - 4 Management - 3 Value - 3

Said they provide all pots and pans but when i arrived they were left from last years tennants and unusable. Flat had not been cleaned, even found an old letter down the side of the desk.



Shower still had hairs in from last years tennant. It was disgusting. Also not a lot of cubpoard space or fridge space. Only 5 washing machines between about 300 people, its a nightmare trying to wash your clothes

  • 30 Nov 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female

Really friendly and great atmosphere

4

Quality of rooms - 3.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 3
Safety - 4.5 Management - 4 Value - 3.5

This is just a really fun place to live - especially if you're a first-year. As others have mentioned, it's easy to get to know people with the bar, freshers events, etc. Security staff are always there and are really helpful. There's free wifi, a dishwasher in the kitchen, really good (but cheap) food and drink at the bar, and a shuttle bus all the way to St Peter's as well.

  • 07 Jul 2015
  • Reece
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property

The best student accommodation in Sunderland!

4.5

Quality of rooms - 4 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 2.5
Safety - 5 Management - 4.5 Value - 4.5

I didn't really know what to expect at university but living here made it easy to settle in. The management were helpful and everyone was friendly. They run events in freshers week which makes easy to make some friends straight away and they even have their own bar! The on-site shop and cash point are really handy and it's good to have keycard access and know that there's 24-hour security. There's just a really good atmosphere all the time and I've made some friends for life. The car park and free shuttle bus to campus are handy too. Also the kitchens are fully equipped so you don't have to bring much, and there's even a dishwasher which is amazing!

  • 07 Jul 2015
  • James
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property

Waste of money

2

Quality of rooms - 2.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 1.5 Location - 2
Safety - 2.5 Management - 1 Value - 1.5

At first I was very happy, everything is provided, good sized bedroom. Our kitchen was too small for 7 people, with one fridge and little space in cupboards and bench wise. When we moved in a number of things in the kitchen didn't work and it took weeks for them to be replaced. The bedroom heaters are useless so you freeze in the winter. I dropped out of university and they were no help when I left, I had to continue paying my rent and management were not friendly in helping with the matter. It's a lot of money for this accommodation which is far from the city centre, although the onsite shop is useful it's not ideal. If you need anything shops are about ten minutes away but they close early and the area is not nice at all, it feels unsafe and the locals are quite intimidating. I didn't enjoy my time here at all, the onsite bar was closed down and there was never an atmosphere there to begin with. No one made an effort to make friends with other flats even if you lived right across from them. The pictures make it look all fun and lovely there but the experience is worse the longer you're there, it's overpriced. I'd have far rather lived somewhere less pretty for a better experience. Overall I would not recommend living here.

  • 13 May 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female

Would not recommend living here

1.5

Quality of rooms - 2.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 2 Location - 1
Safety - 1 Management - 1 Value - 1

Not sure you would like staying here unless you want to be kept awake every night guarantee you won't get much sleep. Music, noise all night long. Things being broken, such as, windows and doors in numerous flats. Numerous noise complaints which does not really get dealt with as the security tells them to turn the music down & soon as they leave it goes back up again. The bar got closed for the rest of the year due to the lack of people going there. People would just rather pre drink in there own flat. I mean it's not all bad you will make some amazing friends that you will stay in contact with.

  • 13 Apr 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male

Ideal for a first year wanting student experience

1.5

Quality of rooms - 3 Fun/Atmosphere - 2 Location - 3
Safety - 5 Management - 4 Value - 2.5

The Forge is ideal for first years who want a true taste of Uni life. And by that I mean endless late nights, noise complaints when you tiptoe down your corridor and the worse Wi-Fi known to man. Don't get me wrong I like the place because of its security, on-site shop and bar, and of course the concept of being around so many people of a similar age that share the same interests. But you have to make a few compromises when you look at the place. The show flat is all very well and good, but you have to book a room with the understanding that the show flat is about 5 times bigger than the average flat.

  • 13 Apr 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property

It makes me sad

0.5

Quality of rooms - 0.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 1.5 Location - 1.5
Safety - 1 Management - 1.5 Value - 1.5

My room doesn't get sunlight, it's so cold that my pyjamas goes damp if left under my pillow, everything has mould on it even though I clean twice a week, the walls are so thin I can feel my flat mates phone going off and everything I mean everything will be broken or just was never there.
The heating supposed to be on for 2 hours, but it goes off in a single Breaking Bad episode so lets say the real time its on is 45min but it doesn't really matter because believe me Ive checked, it warms the first inch of the room and nothing else. Many people try electric heaters to compensate but the forge just confiscates that so you're back in cold room where anyone above 5 foot 6 will get chill burns on their feet. They threatened to kicked me out in the first term for having a map on my wall, just a map.
The showers somehow always get mould on but no one knows where the mould comes from, but you won't be in for too long since to shower, you press this button which turns the water on for 20 seconds. I would only recommend this if my evil streak was on same level as Pol Pot or Hitler.

  • 09 Apr 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female

I wouldn't recommend, to a friend, or anyone...

0.5

Quality of rooms - 1 Fun/Atmosphere - 2.5 Location - 2
Safety - 1 Management - 0.5 Value - 2.5

My first year at university has been great and maybe awful accommodation is just part of the package, however I would not choose the Forge again.

In regards to their system it is unorganised and frustrating, if you make a complaint you will wait around 2 days for a response. We didn't have hot water for the first 6 weeks of university, the wifi is dreadful (both speed and general faults), as well as using old fashioned systems e.g. the washing machines only take 1 pound coins or simply don't wash your clothes. Amongst many other problems, I wish you luck if you choose the Forge.

  • 09 Apr 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female

most depressing place to live

1

Quality of rooms - 2 Fun/Atmosphere - 1.5 Location - 1
Safety - 1.5 Management - 0.5 Value - 1

On the open day they show you the biggest flat to make it seem likes its going to be great, when in reality you'll probably be in a tiny 7 bed flat, with the worlds smallest kitchen and living area.
The rooms are probably the only good thing about the place, they are decent sized and the beds are surprisingly comfortable.
The showers are useless as you have to keep pressing the button for the water to work.
The kitchens are gross and nothing ever works.
The living area (in my flat anyway) is tiny, and no way can the amount of people who live in the flat fit in there at once.
The heaters are only allowed to be on for 2 hours at a time, so you wake up freezing and have to walk to the other end of the room to turn it back again.
Would highly recommend not living here.

  • 24 Mar 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female

Gets worse the longer time goes on

3

Quality of rooms - 1.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 3 Location - 1.5
Safety - 5 Management - 4.5 Value - 2.5

the rooms get mouldy and condensed really quick, our flat has had nothing but problems. If you don't like partying and loud obnoxious drunk students you'll hate it. But you meet some amazing people in accomodation, and it's an experience you won't forget.

  • 24 Mar 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female

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Property Description :

Forge U Student Village works in partnership with the University of Sunderland to offer a great choice of accommodation with excellent on-site facilit

Forge U Student Village works in partnership with the University of Sunderland to offer a great choice of accommodation with excellent on-site facilities. 
 
Living here, you’ll have access to a shop, bar for events, free to use computer room, laundry, and a free to use cash machine.
 
The Forge is fully furnished and offers a modern high quality living environment, with common room and fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher, appliances and storage. Each bedroom has fitted modern furniture, wash basin and vanity mirror. Premium rooms include a private shower in the bedroom space, with two communal toilets and showers situated in the flat. Ensuite rooms include a toilet and shower within the study bedroom. Students living in Standard rooms at the Forge will share communal showers and toilets.

 

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Type Price /
Per Week
Start date length of stay
(weeks)
Deposit amount Availability Book
Bedroom £76.00 17/09/2017 40 £0.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Bedroom Ensuite £95.00 17/09/17 45 £0.00 AVAILABLE Book Now
Premium Room with private shower in bedroom
Bedroom Ensuite £104.00 17/09/2017 45 £0.00 LIMITED Book Now
Studio £139.00 17/09/2017 45 £0.00 LIMITED Book Now

HALLBOOKER'S DESCRIPTION

Forge U Student Village works in partnership with the University of Sunderland to offer a great choice of accommodation with excellent on-site facilities. 
 
Living here, you’ll have access to a shop, bar for events, free to use computer room, laundry, and a free to use cash machine.
 
The Forge is fully furnished and offers a modern high quality living environment, with common room and fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher, appliances and storage. Each bedroom has fitted modern furniture, wash basin and vanity mirror. Premium rooms include a private shower in the bedroom space, with two communal toilets and showers situated in the flat. Ensuite rooms include a toilet and shower within the study bedroom. Students living in Standard rooms at the Forge will share communal showers and toilets.

 

Overall Rating
2.15
  • Quality of rooms
    2.35
  • Fun/Atmosphere
    2.75
  • Location
    1.95
  • Safety
    3.05
  • Management
    2.45
  • Value
    2.35