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2024 / 2025 Studios available to Book Now! Last Few Remaining!

  • Standard
    Ground floor, spacious, quality furnishings, double bed, ensuite, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, kitchenette.
    Studio size:  18m2
  • Premium
    1st-2nd floors, spacious, quality furnishings, double bed, ensuite, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, kitchenette.
    Studio size:  18m2
  • Premium Plus
    3rd-4th floors, best city views, spacious, quality furnishings, double bed, ensuite, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, kitchenette.
    Studio size:  18m2
  • Premium Extra
    Best views, top floor south facing, overlooking the city.
    Studio size:  18m2
  • Premium VIP
    Our largest studios, luxurious, premium furnishings, ensuite, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, kitchenette.
    Studio size:  24m2

Welcome to Bargate House, Southampton

Student Accommodation in Southampton

Welcome to Bargate House, where ultimate student living reaches new heights in Southampton. We are taking student accommodation to the next level,  offering students the ultimate student experience. The property is full of rich history and culture as it dates to the middle of the 20th century and was originally built as a banking hall for the Bank of England which operated between 1938 until 1986. The front of the property has a historical facade which will be the entrance to Unilife Bargate House. Our location is perfect for students studying at Solent University, Warsash Maritime Academy, and the University of Southampton. Expect to be close to campus, and emerge in the city centre of Southampton, so you can relax and enjoy all of what Southampton has to offer, from its multiple shopping centres, coffee shops, and restaurants, to the student nightlife, historic monuments, and the Southampton seaside.

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Your Bargate House

Brand new for September 2024, Our studios are self-contained with private kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. We provide an all-inclusive package so the weekly rent covers all your utilities such as water, electricity, heating and 1000mb super high speed WIFI. There is also a 43" TV with a TV licence provided in your Studio so you will have no additional costs at all which ensures you peace of mind during your studies. Bargate House offers the best service, alongside fantastic brand new communal spaces:

  • Social hub with a large TV with Sky Sports and TNT Sports 
  • Social study areas with unlimited printing
  • Communal Kitchen and dining area
  • Free Grab and Go Breakfast (Monday to Friday)
  • Unlimited Tea/Coffee and Hot Chocolate
  • Onsite 24/7 Gym 
  • Electronic parcel delivery system

Welcome to your space here at Unilife

Social Study Area

Experience our sophisticated and vibrant study area, featuring private study pods, spacious desks, and free printing for all your needs!

24/7 On-site Gym

Our state of the art Gym consist of cardiovascular equipment and selection of weights to provide the ultimate workout in the comfort of your own home. 

Secure Parcel Box

Download our free mobile application on arrival and you will be notified when your parcel arrives via our secure parcel box. 

Roof Terrace

Enjoy breathtaking city views from our rooftop terrace. It's the perfect space to unwind, entertain friends, and relax.


Games Area

Our games area hosts a variety of features including an arcade machine, pool table, and an 85" TV with Sky Sports, TNT Sports, and Netflix. 

Cinema Room

Our cosy cinema room will feature a 85" TV with Sky Cinema, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. There will also be a PS5 and Karoke machine! 

Social Kitchen

Our open-plan social kitchen, conveniently located on the same floor as our study areas, is the perfect spot to enjoy a working lunch!

Private Mail Box

Enjoy the convenience of a private mailbox for secure and easy access to your mail. It's the perfect solution for peace of mind and added security.


Working daily is our City Manager and House Supervisor who are empowered to make sure every interaction is a positive one! 

On-site Laundry

Every student will receive a complimentary laundry card of £100 to use in our onsite laundry room which has three washing machines and three tumble dryers.

Grab & Go Breakfast

We have your early mornings covered. Complimentary Grab and Go breakfast and unlimited coffee will be provided Monday to Friday. 

Bike Storage

Benefit from our secure bike storage, offering easy access to your bicycle and ensuring its safety. It's an ideal solution for cyclists.

Unilife have been rated as the best in the South East

We are proud winners of the best property in Southampton via the StudentCrowd Student Voice Awards 2023

StudentCrowd analysed a total of 48,981 accommodation reviews to select the 'Best Property' in qualifying cities with two runners-up. The awards recognise the properties which tick all the boxes for students across 7 categories including;

  • Value for money
  • Location
  • Property management
  • Cleaning
  • Social spaces
  • Social experience
  • Internet / Wifi

These awards celebrate the teams working hard to put students at the heart of their operations and are the only awards based solely on the students' voice.

Meet the team at Bargate House

Meet Ben

City Manager

Ben is the city manager at our Winchester and Southampton properties. Ben has a wealth of experience working for a number of student accommodation operators. He has worked with Unilife for four years and is instrumental in creating environments where students feel comfortable expressing themselves and flourishing in their academic careers.

Meet Juan Fran

House Supervisor

Juan Fran is empowered to ensure that with every interaction he has with our students, it is with delivered fun and passion. Juan Fran is responsible for the day-to-day operations in the building and is always looking for a friendly chat. Whether he is cooking your breakfast, playing a game of FIFA, or running our weekly events, Juan Fran is your go-to guy.

Meet Ella

Sales Executive

Ella’s role is to help deliver the best student booking experience. She works across all of our properties to ensure her response time is within an hour of her working day. If you would like to get in contact with us to make an enquiry or book a viewing, contact Ella on [email protected] or call her on 07802 322917 and Ella will contact you straight away.

Check out our latest reviews!

Frequently asked booking questions for Bargate House

To secure a studio with Unilife, the following payments are required: 

1. £300 deposit is required upon signature of contract. It is refundable at the end of the tenancy, subject to room status. 
2. Once the contract has been counter signed by our city managers, a pre-rent instalment of 30-day rent will be due within 6 days. This payment goes towards the first invoice of the contract. 

Unilife require a £300 deposit payment.

The deposit is protected with a deposit protection scheme and residents are issued with a deposit protection certificate. Our residents refundable security deposit is protected by MyDeposits, a UK government recognised scheme. The Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDPS) is a piece of legislation introduced by the UK Government in April 2006 for landlords in England and Wales. The purpose of the scheme is to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords, who have been accused in the past of taking amounts from deposits unfairly. The legislation ultimately protects you and allows us to follow a very streamlined process for disputes after check out.

To find out more about this service visit and to find out more on how to rent you can read the How to Rent Guide 2023.

All tenancy agreements have a cooling off period of 48 hours from the signature of contract. All cancellation requests must be in writing via an email addressed to the Unilife Team [email protected]

If you have collected your keys within your cooling off period, the eligibility to cancel immediately ends. 

If a resident does not gain a place at their chosen University or College and wishes to be released from their Tenancy Agreement, they must provide Unilife with evidence of their rejection and evidence of the reason why no later than 72 hours after dated correspondence from your University or College. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University.

To be considered, you will need to supply us with a copy of:

- UCAS letter of acceptance. 

- Written evidence from the University admissions team

If a resident moves into Unilife and they withdraw from their course or they are evicted from university, they are still liable to fulfil their contract and they must find a replacement tenant to have their contract withdrawn. 

If the tenancy agreement has commenced, a resident is unable to withdraw from their tenancy agreement free of charge and they must find a replacement tenant to take over their contract. It is the main tenants responsibility to find a replacement tenant. 

If a resident wishes to withdraw from their contract, either before their tenancy has commenced or during their tenancy and it is not reasons that fall under the ‘No Place, No Stay’ or ‘No Visa, No Stay’, they will be required to find a replacement tenant. 

Unilife cannot accept any responsibility for finding a replacement tenant once a resident has signed their tenancy agreement and made the first payment. 

Once a resident has found a suitable replacement tenant to take over their contract, they must put the new tenant’s details into writing to [email protected] and the Unilife Team will contact the new tenant within 48 hours to formally transfer the tenancy. Once the new tenant has accepted the tenancy agreement and made the pre-rent instalment, the original tenant will have their tenancy agreement withdrawn and the refund will be processed within 10 working days minus £100 admin charge. 

The fee will be deducted from their deposit due back to the original tenant.