Exclusivity as standard.

A new benchmark in contemporary student living.

A terrace of seven elegant town houses that provide homes to 84 students each year who can experience this aspirational yet socially and environmentally responsible student living

From the moment you walk up to the front door, you’ll know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Graystacks has been created specifically for students – a design-led yet homely environment in a canal side location. Quite simply, Nottingham’s best student accommodation.

Whether you choose a Canal view or a Boulevard view, the accommodation will give you all of the security of halls but with the independence of a house. Suitable if you are looking for accommodation by yourself or in a group of up to twelve, Graystacks is your ideal home.

The concept

Rooms are stacked around a naturally lit staircore.



Room type one

Minimum 10 sq m room, incorporating a small double bed, study area, seating, generous and practical storage and even a dressing table space. Contemporary fixtures and fittings add to the overall quality and appeal of the accommodation.


Room type two

Stacks 4 & 5 include a hotel-style bed arrangement, whilst still providing spaces for studying, storage and dressing. Our award-winning designers have carefully selected the interior finishes bringing their experience from the hotel sector to student living.



Communal space

All living rooms open out onto the waterfront, with south facing terraces providing the perfect vantage point to watch the activity on the canal. Stacks 4–7 enjoy living spaces with increased ceiling heights, with views through to the top-lit staircase.

With room for everyone in the house to gather in the living area for the big match or a film, there’s also space for everyone to sit around the table and enjoy a meal together on those special occasions. And, on the off chance that you want to invite the neighbours around for a less formal social, the furniture can be moved to one side.

The kitchens are neat and practical with generous storage, cooking areas and refrigeration. Incorporating a dishwasher, the clean lines of the units should be clean throughout the day. A breakfast bar overlooks the entrance door and provides a perfect perch for a morning coffee before heading off for the day.


Graystacks tour

Imogen explains the concept and shows you around the building.


  • A solid front door announces each Stack to the Boulevard. The set back from the pavement provides a small semi private area for secure storage of cycles, overlooked from the full height windows to the kitchens. The front door opens into the spacious hallway, with views through to the living areas and up to the top lit staircase.


  • A generous top lit staircase is in the centre of each Stack. Bright, light and airy, this central space will be a place to pause; the soft floor finishes giving a homely character. The shower rooms are generously proportioned and located just a step away from the two rooms that share them. Four students share a floor; twelve students share a townhouse.


  • Stacks 4–7 have direct access to a stunning shared roof terrace, with views to the Castle, the Park and to the south across to the River Trent – a great place to socialise with the neighbours.



Typical ground


Typical upper


Typical terrace




Timeless; classic; elegant

Inspired by the understated tones of Scandinavian style, the interiors provide a calm backdrop to the community in each Stack, with a single accent tone per Stack enhancing its identity.



A unique location on the banks of the canal provides a vantage to watch the world go by. Graystacks is well positioned to provide easy access to each of the Universities’ Campuses as well as the City Centre and connections to further afield.


Are you ready to be part of it?

Rents from £120 per week, including utilities, WiFi and contents insurance is all it takes to be one of Graystacks valued residents.

Exclusivity as standard.

For availability and further details contact FHP Living


Supported by Unipol, one of the UK's leading student housing management companies.

Honest, transparent, caring and not for profit. Unipol is a unique organisation – a charity, established in 1975, to help students find the best housing they can, to drive up standards and to be a beacon of good practice for other housing suppliers. Unipol is dedicated to promoting high quality student accommodation that's affordable. Unipol's operations are not for profit, which means no profit is taken from our operations and all monies received are invested back into the organisation in the form of services for students and tenants.


Community involvement

Graystacks is the first project in the Lenton Area to receive support from Nottingham Action Group and is being promoted as an exemplar of positive community involvement. Designed by sector-leading specialists Church Lukas for socially responsible developer, Omni Developments, it is hoped that this model can be repeated for the benefit of other students and communities across the UK.


Low carbon living without sacrificing comfort Graystacks has the highest environmental credentials of any residential accommodation in the city.

Built using a solid timber structure, the amount of carbon captured in the airtight construction means that the townhouses are carbon negative, providing an even internal temperature and the benefit of extremely low energy usage. Smart controls and efficient services mean that you can enjoy low carbon living in an extremely comfortable internal environment.