It’s so new and so really modern. Every room has an ensuite bathroom, making it a little more expensive than shared bathroom halls. It has a massive downstairs common area with pool, table tennis, a music room, study areas and even a kitchen, as well as a smaller upstairs common area. There were only five washing machines when I lived there (2016) and as they were industrial sized washing was rather expensive (£4.50 for a wash and dry in my year). The company that runs the laundry, circuit, is also horrendous but most student halls around the country use it sadly. Our flat was a corner flat and so it had one large hall area which was great for socialising, others had a long corridor blocked off with multiple fire doors which I found less appealing. The cleaning staff were great, they cleaned our kitchen once every two weeks, and reception staff were usually friendly (Callum is lovely) and hold parcels for you. It is right above the O2 academy so great for music lovers (this also turns into a nightclub on Fridays). I didn’t have any issues with noise from the O2, however my flat was on the top floor so I cannot speak for those on the bottom. Maintenance staff were also great and fixed issues quickly. The universities pastoral team were also lovely and very useful and we had senior residents to look out for us. I felt very secure as a key has to be scanned at 4 doors before accessing your flat (5 including your bedroom). The courtyard was just concrete but fine for socialising.