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The Toybox, Birmingham


3 reviews

Student Accommodation

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3-4 Bishopsgate St, Birmingham, England B15 1ET

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Property ID: S01524740
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Basic Info

290 Beds

Built in 2020

Gym Brand new Bills included Parcels collect Short lease

The Toybox is a stylish Birmingham student accommodation located near Five Ways train station, with quick access to Aston University and Birmingham City University via public transport. Nearby is the Fiveways Entertainment Centre, a renowned entertainment venue for Birmingham's student population. The Toybox offers 290 rooms in both En-suite and Studio styles, with private bathrooms and amenities to help students settle into their new surroundings quickly. The flats have 24-hour security and a reception desk for students' safety.



The Toybox offers 4 types of Studio and 6 types of En-suite rooms to suit the needs of students, with the En-suite offering separate bedrooms and bathrooms. In contrast, the shared kitchen and living room can be used as a space for roommates to socialise and learn from each other. At the same time, the Studio is more suited to those who prefer to be on their own, with a separate kitchen and living area and the freedom to enjoy a completely private living environment. The Studio is more suited to those who prefer to live alone. The kitchens are fully equipped with basic amenities, including a fridge, oven, microwave and hob.


In addition to the cosy rooms, The Toybox also has plenty of facilities laid out in the communal areas. Quiet study rooms are perfect for students who prefer to revise alone, while those who like to exercise can burn off energy in the gym. And remember to check the website often for the cinema room schedule. If you find it too stuffy indoors, you can relax by walking in the courtyard.


Location and What's Hot? 

The Toybox is located in the South West of Birmingham City Centre, close to the Fiveways Entertainment Centre and within a 10-minute walk of leading supermarkets such as Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury's. There's Del Villaggio, Nando's and Five Guys to choose from when it comes to eating out.


Even if you're away from the city centre, there's plenty of entertainment around The Toybox. Cineworld Cinema and Grand Escape are a 6-minute walk away, the famous LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and National SEA LIFE Centre are a 16-minute walk away, and for those who like nature, Five Ways Community Park, Sunset Park and Peacock Park are just a few minutes away.



The Toybox is just downstairs from the Five Ways Station bus stop, making it easy for students to get around the city quickly. Birmingham Metropolitan College Matthew Boulton Campus and Aston University are 14 minutes away by bus. University College Birmingham is 16 minutes by bus, and the University of Birmingham is 20 minutes; Newman University is further away and is 36 minutes by bus. If you travel to another city, Five Ways train station is a 5-minute away.


Security & Services

A 24-hour electronic access control system and video surveillance system will keep students safe at all times. External visitors need to pass through multiple electronic gates to enter the hostel. In addition, the accommodation is equipped with its independent equipment maintenance team. After moving in, any problems with the facilities can be reported directly to the front desk, and they will be the first time for you to repair. 


3 reviews

Amazing area · 1



18 Sep 2023

Very good.
Very good.



16 Sep 2023

I feel it is worth it because the location is good and the facilities are good.
I feel it is worth it because the location is good and the facilities are good.



05 Nov 2023

It's very bad to live in a foreign land
It's very bad to live in a foreign land
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House Rules

Cancellation Policy

No Visa No Pay

In these circumstances, please provide evidence (Visa refusal documentation) to the Residents’ Team within 72 hours of being notified.

No Place No Pay

In these circumstances, please provide evidence (UCAS notification documentation) to the Residents’ Team within 72 hours of being notified.

Refund Guarantees Time Limit

72 hour "cooling off" period up to the 31st July. From the 1st August the "cooling off" period is reduced to 24 hours.

Before 31st July, 5 days for you and your Guarantor to sign the Tenancy Agreement. After the 1st August, the time allowed for you and your Guarantor to sign the Tenancy Agreement will be reduced to 2 days.


If the booking is cancelled by the applicant prior to it being countersigned, the Advance Rent payment will be returned.

Once the booking is countersigned, we offer a 72 hour "cooling off" period so if circumstances change, the tenant can cancel the booking subject to having not moved into the property.

From the 1st August 2024 the "cooling off" period is reduced from 72 to 24 hours after the booking is countersigned.

To cancel the booking please email the Residents’ Team within 72 / 24 hours of being sent the ‘Lease Agreement
Executed’ email. The tenant will then be refunded the advance rent payment. NB. This may take up to 10 working days to reach your account.

Once the "Cooling Off" period has expired, the tenant can cancel the booking prior to the tenancy start date if:
• You do not have a visa to enter the UK.
• You have not acquired the grades to be offered a place at the chosen university.
• You have failed to achieve the grades to continue your study at university.

In these circumstances, please provide evidence (UCAS notification/ Visa refusal documentation) to the Residents’ Team within 72 hours of being notified. Once we receive this, we will confirm receipt of your request to cancel and refund your full Advance Rent.

There are no other circumstances under which we will accept a request for a cancellation either before or during the tenancy.

It may be possible with the Landlord’s agreement to transfer your obligations to someone else who is eligible to live at the property. There is no obligation on our part to find you a replacement tenant. You can advertise your
accommodation or undertake your own search for a replacement tenant. If you find a replacement, we will need to do some basic checks to confirm their eligibility to enter into a tenancy.

Before we will accept the new tenant, your account and all obligations need to be up to date and any rent due up to your tenancy ending will need to be paid. There will also be a charge incurred (please see Fee Schedule for details).

Once the new person has signed the Tenancy Agreement and made the first rent payment they will take responsibility for future rent payments and all other obligations as stated in the agreement. Until this has happened you will remain responsible for the payment of rent until the original end date of the tenancy.

Tenancy Agreement
A sample Tenancy Agreement can be viewed on the chosen property’s website page.
Once the accommodation is selected, we allow five days for the applicant and guarantor (as applicable) to sign the
Tenancy Agreement.
Once both have signed the agreement, it will then be countersigned by the Landlord and become legally binding. The
tenant and guarantor are then legally committed to paying the rent in full even if the tenant does not move into the
property or chooses to leave the property early.
If the agreement is not signed by the applicant and guarantor during the five-day period, the booking may be cancelled
without any penalty on our part and with immediate effect.
If booking accommodation after the 1st August 2024, the time allowed for the applicant and guarantor to sign the
Tenancy Agreement will be two days.
All negotiations will be subject to contract and payment of the initially requested funds.

Double Occupancy Policy

Double occupancy rooms:

No double occupancy rooms.

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Student Accommodation in Birmingham

Will I have to pay a deposit for Birmingham student accommodation?

Some student apartment in Birmingham will require a deposit (which may start out as a reservation fee) but not all – it depends on which accommodation you choose. If you are asked for a deposit, it will be capped at five weeks’ rent.

Can I get discounts for private student accommodation in Birmingham?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Birmingham. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!

How much does student accommodation cost in Birmingham?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of the room in student flat you choose. A shared student hall in Birmingham will cost you £150 per week. Private student housing will cost, on average £180 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.