Its is definitely NOT being demolished, its here for at least another 2 years. I don't know if it available for first years next year though. The uni are still deciding whether to use it for undergrads or postgrads/finalist. They have just made a bunch of (expensive) repairs
I currently live in Whitefields
Close to the SU/Costcutter/Piazza
Close to the launderette
Close to the pub and bar
Close to the learning grid (a mini library of sorts, so useful when you need to print something in a hurry)
Cheap but still a 39 week let (you don't have to move out in the holidays)
Nice living room
Decently sized rooms
Really powerful showers (This may be campus wide, I don't know!
SU can be a bit loud, not enough to bother me really
Kitchen is crowded, its not a great size but we've managed to make it work
I think because it is cheap, people assume its horrible. I really disagree! The rooms are decent sized, the decoration is a bit outdated but so is most of the older housing on campus. People will not peer through your windows or go sit on your roof, except maybe your own drunk flatmates
:roll eyes:. I love the homely feel, it feels like we are a little unit of really good friends. Its so easy to go make friends with the houses around you as well. Its so nice to be two minutes away from the bar, pub, the shop because its no effort at all. I love the location and although it isn't the prettiest accommodation you'll find but it definitely feels studenty and I for one will be really sad to leave!
For your shared toilet choices, other accommodations that may be suited to you, if you don't mind the walk (and you don't have any lectures on gibbet hill because that is a very long walk then) Westwood and Rootes. Just make sure (specially for rootes) that you are very explicit about what kind of person you are in your little description when you apply for accommodation. They will put you with similar people! The house on my left are loud and like to party all the time whilst the house on my right is very quiet and people keep to themselves. Everyone is happy in their own houses but wouldn't be suited in the house next to them for example. They do a good job of putting you with likeminded people but only if you give an accurate description
Also, don't be too upset about not putting down bluebell. I know so many people who are really unhappy there. Its fine if you like keeping to your self but there are very few blocks in bluebell that are social. Its isolating and although the double bed is nice, I think it is really really not worth the money.