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In August 2017 we closed Penworks House in order to undertake a programme of fire safety improvement works to ensure we were providing a building with the highest fire safety standards for our residents and employees. This work included the removal of cladding which was identified during a proactive and comprehensive reassessment of all our properties.

In order to complete the fire safety works to the high standard that we are looking to achieve, the works will take longer to complete than originally anticipated and we regret that the building will not be able to reopen in time for the start of the 2018/19 academic year. We are in touch with all those who were booked to stay with us and are offering alternative accommodation across our Birmingham estate. We look forward to reopening Penworks House for the start of the 2019/20 academic year.

If you would like to register your interest please email penworkshouse@iqstudent.com

About Penworks House

The accommodation is located just on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre, with Aston UniversityUniversity College Birmingham, and Birmingham City University just down the road. Slightly further out of the city, the University of Birmingham is also easily accessible from Penworks House on many of the city’s bus routes, or it’s just a 10 minute drive away.

Penworks House has five different room types available for students, with rent prices starting from £137pw. Each room type includes a double bed, your own en suite bathroom, and plenty of storage space. With each upgrade, you’ll benefit from slightly more spacious and luxurious living conditions. Our most premium option, the Platinum En Suite room, even has a weekly kitchen clean included in the rent price. If you’re after more private accommodation, our Silver Studio room gives you all your own space without the shared living and kitchen areas that the en suite rooms provide.

All of your bills are included in the rent price, as well as free WiFi. Penworks House provides students with a safe living environment, with a secure key fob system to enter the building and 24/7 staff presence onsite. The building boasts great communal and social areas, laundry services, and bike storage outside of the building. With such a central location, getting around the city is easy, either by foot or using the city’s impressive public transport links.


  • All inclusive bills
  • Great social spaces
  • Free WiFi
  • Secure bike storage
  • Regular socials
  • 24/7 staff presence
  • Great location
  • Close to universities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Secure key fob system
  • Good transport links
  • Next to Aston Uni SU

  1. Bronze En Suite

    Unavailable for 18/19
    • Approx. 13sqm
    • LG & G Floor
  2. Bronze En Suite Plus at iQ Penworks House

    Bronze En Suite Plus

    Unavailable for 18/19
    • Approx. 15sqm
    • LG & G Floor
  3. Silver En Suite

    Unavailable for 18/19
    • Approx. 13sqm
    • Floors 1 - 7
  4. Silver En Suite Plus at iQ Penworks House

    Silver En Suite Plus

    Unavailable for 18/19
    • Approx. 15sqm
    • Floors 1 - 7
  5. Gold En Suite

    Unavailable for 18/19
    • Approx. 18sqm
    • Floors 1 - 7
  6. Platinum En Suite at iQ Penworks House

    Platinum En Suite

    Unavailable for 18/19
    • Newly Refurbished
    • Floors 8 - 10
  7. Silver Studio

    Unavailable for 18/19
    • Double Bed
    • LG to 10th Floor