Nelson House

Nelson House
Nelson House
Nelson House

Nelson House

Self-catered central residence, home to 182 students


The University has developed a partnership with UNITE PLC to provide accommodation that is ideally suited for city centre living. Nelson House will particularly suit students who are independently minded, keen to mix with a wider group and want to enjoy all the facilities Bristol has to offer.

Nelson House has been refurbished during 2013, which has seen the addition of a large common room and courtyard area on the ground floor of the property. These facilities, and the rest of the ground floor area, are shared between University of Bristol students and the UWE students living in the neighbouring building (Drake House). Within the flats, the refurbished rooms have been finished to a high specification, with modern fitted kitchens and spacious, well-equipped bedrooms. 

Refurbished room specification

  • 4ft beds with underbed storage units
  • Wood effect flooring
  • LED lights
  • Work desk and chair
  • Book shelves and noticeboard

Accommodation details

  • Self-catered
  • Flat of 5 - 6 students
  • Owned and managed by UNITE
  • Tenancy: 43 weeks
    21 September 2013 - 18 July 2014


  • Shared shower, basin and toilets in each flat
  • Kitchen/diner in each flat
  • Internet access in rooms (StudentCom)
  • Common Room
  • Bike storage
  • Car parking - none
  • Launderette

Travel times

Approximate travel times from Nelson House to Senate House (main University precinct)
Bus 10 mins (Wessex Red and First Group - Service 8/9)
Walking 16 mins (0.7 miles/1.2 km)
Cycling 10 mins (0.9 miles/1.4 km)

Living at Nelson House

Nelson House is located in the heart of Bristol, just 2-3 minutes walk from the main shopping areas and at the very heart of Bristol's world-famous street art scene, where the buildings (including Nelson House) have been transformed into huge canvases. Living at Nelson House gives you the opportunity to make the most of the vibrant city life and gives you easy access on foot to:

  • shops from Harvey Nichols to Wilkinsons,
  • theatre at Bristol’s Hippodrome for the big west-end shows, and at the renowned Bristol Old Vic for independent productions,
  • cinema at the Showcase Cinema de Lux (13 screens), Odeon (three screens), or Watershed (three screens),
  • world class galleries, museums, exhibitions and art spaces,
  • live music venues from the Colston Hall to the O2 Academy,
  • a host of bars, restaurants and clubs.

Nelson House has a warden who is responsible for pastoral care for first year undergraduate students (freshers). He is supported by deputy wardens and senior residents. The senior residents live at Nelson House and are on call to help with any issues that arise whether personal, social or academic.

The Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee, administered by a sub-committee of senior residents, ensure that freshers are able to a enjoy range of social events.

In addition to JCR events, freshers will be part of Orbital, the University’s society for students living out of halls. For further details of the exciting social and sporting activities and how to get involved visit Orbital.

Security is safeguarded by secure door entry, CCTV cameras plus 24-hour emergency helpline.


Please note there will be some building work taking place adjacent to Nelson House during 2014/15.

Room fees 2013/14
Single no basin 182 £5,461 or £127/week
Total places 182

*Figures rounded to nearest pound. Rental agreements for this accommodation are for one academic year of 43 weeks.
Full breakdown of fees

Additional costs

How to apply for this accommodation
You need to accept an offer of study at the University of Bristol before you can apply for accommodation.


Nelson House
Rupert Street
Bristol BS1 2PZ
Tel +44 (0) 117 90 35516

Student Support Administrator
Grant Wray

Dr M J Crossley Evans

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