Francis Drake Hall

Conveniently situated in the middle of the vibrant University campus, only seconds away from Drakes Cafe, the students union, library, gym and lecture theatres. Francis Drake is ideal for those looking to be in the heart of it all. This hall is suitable for University of Plymouth Undergraduates and International students.

Room types and prices

En suite within a three bedroom flat 

  • Cost: £156 per week – Total annual rent £6,396 (41-week licence), £6,552 total annual rent (42-week licence) or £7,956 (51-week licence).
  • Floor size: Approximately 12m².
  • Bed size: Single bed (can be 6’9” to 6’10” long) with under bed storage. 
  • Facilities: Shelving, wardrobe, desk, chair and notice board, En suite bathroom with shower (wet room). 

Standard en suite 

  • Cost: £155 per week – Total annual rent £6,355 (41-week licence), £6,510 total annual rent (42-week licence) or £7,905 (51-week licence).
  • Floor size: Approximately 12m².
  • Bed size: Single bed (can be 6’9” to 6’10” long) with under bed storage.
  • Facilities: Shelving, wardrobe, desk, chair and notice board, En suite bathroom with shower (wet room).

Studio apartment 

  • Cost: £180 per week – Total annual rent £7,380 (41-week licence),£7,560 total annual rent (42-week licence) or £9,180 (51-week licence).
  • Floor size: Approximately 22m².
  • Bed size: Double bed.
  • Facilities: Shelving, wardrobe, desk, chair and notice board, Combi oven, hob, fridge and En suite bathroom with shower (wet room)
*Rooms may vary


Location

Francis Drake is located over three blocks and is conveniently situated in the middle of the vibrant University campus. The hall is only five minutes away from the city centre and seconds away from the Students’ Union, library and lecture theatres. It also benefits from having the popular campus restaurant Drake’s Café right opposite, so if you fancy a break from cooking it is the ideal place. There are also other cafes close by, including the Reservoir Cafe with its lovely view and garden area.

Address: Francis Drake Hall of Residence, James Street, Plymouth, Devon PL4 6AP

Number of flatmates

Between three to ten students.


Benefits and facilities

  • Located in the heart of campus
  • Lift access to all floors
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • WiFi
  • 24 hour campus security
  • Residence life social programme 
  • Hall volunteers
  • Utility bills included (water, gas, and electricity)*
  • Bike and water sports storage facilities available to rent.
  • Kitchens include an oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and ironing board. Double facilities are provided in the flats of more than six people (two fridges and two ovens). 

*TV license not included 


Once you've confirmed your booking, you'll be able to connect with your future Francis Drake flatmates by joining an exclusive Facebook group.

*This floor plan is a representation of a typical flat. The drawing is not to scale and should not be relied upon when making decisions about your accommodation. Please note that the images above are examples and not all rooms and kitchens will look like this.

Residence life: optimising your student experience 

Moving away from home can be daunting which is why our dedicated residence life team are there to provide you with the support and advice you need.  

To help you settle in the team arrange regular residence life events providing a fantastic way for you to meet new people, and have fun with friends you've already made. The events are hosted by our friendly team of hall volunteers, so be sure to keep an eye out throughout the year.