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Social Scenes
Plymouth is bursting with maritime heritage blended with contemporary culture to create a city with a strong international tradition offering fantastic entertainment, nightlife and shopping.
Plymouth has a rapidly developing music and comedy scene focused on the Plymouth Pavilions - a multi-million pound complex attracting many top productions and bands - and smaller venues hosting a wealth of up-and-coming local talent.
For those seeking student nightlife, there are a variety of bars within short walking distance, such as Skiving Scholar & Voodoo Lounge, as well as the Barbican about 10 minutes’ walk away with venues such as the Live Lounge and The Cider Press hosting a range of bands and open mic nights.
Central Point is right in the city centre where you will find a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants, including our new Drake’s Circus shopping centre hosting a large range of shops including fashion, gaming, books and jewellery, and many places to eat.
Being a short walk from Plymouth University, Central Point also gives you immediate access to the Students' Union, which is a great place to meet new people and socialise.
What
Plymouth Hoe, only a five-minute walk from Central Point, provides breath-taking views across Plymouth Sound, one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world.
Central Point’s front doors open onto Royal Parade, where you can get a bus anywhere in the city. However, with such a great city centre location public transport is rarely needed.
Open to the public year-round, the iconic lighthouse Smeaton's Tower offers a wonderful vantage point from its lantern room.
Sir Francis Drake, intrepid explorer and local hero, is immortalised in a statue on the Hoe, situated just a few metres from the green where he finished his game before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588.
At the eastern end of the Hoe you’ll find The Royal Citadel, the most impressive seventeenth-century fortress in Britain and for many years England’s most important defence against attack from the sea. The Citadel has been in constant military occupation since it was built and today it is home to the troops of 29 Commando Royal Artillery.
English Heritage offers tours of the Royal Citadel on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May to September.
However, if you are looking to go further afield, Plymouth train station gives direct access to neighbouring Exeter as well as links to Cornwall, Bristol, London and Reading.
Getting Active
Plymouth University offers a wide range of activities, exercise classes, sports leagues and competitions, and sports-related coaching courses which students can get involved with.
There's also the opportunity to join in on one of the many fitness classes on campus including Zumba and circuit training. Alongside this, you can play basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, netball or five-a-side football at the Nancy Astor Sports Hall.
We have a long-standing relationship with Plymouth University and ensure that students living with us get access to all the fun and games available on campus via our student representatives.
The newly developed Life Centre at Central Park offers a wide range of activities as well as an Olympic standard diving facility and swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, climbing wall and a range of fitness classes.
If ice skating is your thing, Plymouth Pavilion is also home to our ice skating rink.

Close and convenient

Travel and Transport
Central Point is right in the city centre where you will find a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants, including our new Drake’s Circus shopping centre hosting a large range of shops including fashion, gaming, books and jewellery, and many places to eat.
The great city centre location means you needn’t rely on public transport for getting to university or popular socialising venues.
If you do need to access public transport, perhaps to visit friends or relatives in neighbouring cities, then you’re not far from the city’s train station. The staff at Central Point will be happy to offer guidance on where you can find trains, buses and taxis in the local area.
Local Essentials
Central Point has a Spar convenience supermarket below, so you can grab the essentials without venturing far from home. The property is a short walk to Drake Circus, and everything you need is less than five minutes away.
Drake Circus provides quick access to banks, building societies and chemists while also providing high-end fashion boutiques.
The Plymouth Central Library and Museum is just by the campus offering free entry all year round.
Larger supermarkets can be found in the city centre, including ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Co-op and Spar. These are all either a short walk or taxi ride away.
Your Wellbeing
There are a number of doctor’s surgeries and dentists in short walking distance from Central Point. At the bottom of the city centre is also The Zone, a drop-in centre for 13-25 year olds in the city that offers free counselling services, sexual health drop-in clinics and emotional support and advice.
Derriford Hospital provides Accident and Emergency services and is located approximately four miles from Central Point. The hospital provides ample car parking and is also accessible by using the number 50 bus service from the city centre.
We take student welfare extremely seriously and have set up student representation with the Students' Union. As such, if you are struggling to settle at university and need help to get used to your new life, our in-house team and student representatives are here to support you.
 

Property features

Unite Students accommodation at Central Point

Central Point is located right in the heart of Plymouth city centre, just 10 minutes’ walk from the University of Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art and Design, and the seafront. Its doors open right onto Royal Parade where you can get a bus to any part of the city, and it’s right in the heart of the city’s best shops, restaurants and bars.

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The property offers a great choice of studios – ideal for independent living – and shared flats, perfect for sharing with your friends or meeting new people. All rooms have their own en-suite shower room, study space, three-quarter beds and good storage. Flats are arranged in groups of 3-8 and share a fully fitted kitchen with lounge area. There's also a laundry room and a common area with TV.
All prices are inclusive of Wi-Fi, contents insurance and utility bills. You pay one weekly rate and we look after the rest for you. With on-site customer services, maintenance and security teams we provide a safe, secure environment for you to live and study.