These U-Shaped buildings house 20 studio flats (on the top floor) and 20 two-bedroom maisonettes on the (ground and first floor) with external staircases leading to the 20 studio flats.
There is a community room and a laundry for residents and in the middle of the building is a communal garden/playground. Priority for the maisonettes goes to students with families and to the studio flats for those with partners. The whole building has been completely re-built since 2008 and all the residences have independent electric heating and are highly insulated. Hot water is provided centrally from solar thermal panels and a central boiler and is included in the rent.
In the studio flats, the main living space has sliding partitions so that the bedroom area can be closed off if you wish. Each flat measures about 30 sq metres and is furnished and has the following accommodation:
- Large bed-sitting room and kitchen area (with 4’6″ bed, seats, desks and storage cupboards)
- Shower room with WC
The kitchen area includes a fridge, freezer and cooker. These flats are not suitable for families because of size and access, on the second floor.
Rents for 2022/23 for the Wolfson flats are £217 per week.
The 20, two-bedroomed maisonettes are furnished and are over two floors, the ground floor and the first floor of the residences.
- Entrance hall with storage under stairs
- Sitting room with back door to terrace and playground. 25.5 m²
- Small study 3.4 m²
- Small kitchen with electric cooker, freezer and fridge (just outside kitchen) 4.1 m²
- Bathroom (bath with shower over bath)
- Small double bedroom with 4’6″ bed and balcony. 10 m²
- Second bedroom (up to two single beds) 8 m²
These flats are generally only suitable for couples with up to two children. Additional adults may not be accommodated in them. The second bedroom has only a single bed supplied as standard. If required, on request, two single beds can be supplied which can be placed end to end. Cots may be provided subject to availability.
Rents for 2022/23 are £283 per week.
Single parent families
Churchill College postgraduate students reside in the maisonettes within the Wolfson flats when they have children or parallel family commitments. The rents for these maisonettes are accordingly set anticipating that residents will ordinarily have a partner who contributes towards the rent. The College understands that, where a single parent is residing with children in a Wolfson maisonette, the rent for the maisonette might prove more stretching, depending upon the student’s circumstances.
Postgraduate single parents who are finding the rent for a Wolfson maisonette financially difficult should talk to their tutor about applying for a hardship grant from the College to help alleviate any financial pressure. All applications will be considered individually, and there is no absolute scale of proposed assistance, though the College anticipates, where appropriate, making hardship grants to cover 25%-50% of the rent concerned.