The Railyard


The Railyard is one of the newest student housing developments in Cambridge. With so many options for student living, it offers a completely different approach to the usual catered accommodation and allows you to dive straight into the excitement of student life.

From ensuite rooms in shared flats to independent studios, The Railyard in Cambridge allows you to match your student accommodation to your lifestyle. Stephenson and Telford boast a younger, livelier vibe – just the thing for new freshers who are settling in. Brunel, on the other hand, is made up of comfortable studio apartments, making it perfect for post-graduates or final year students.

Our shared flats are currently held for 1st year students at Anglia Ruskin University only. However, our range of contemporary studios is available to all students from Anglia Ruskin and Cambridge University during term time. Make your student experience count by choosing to settle at The Railyard in Cambridge. Why don’t you view our available rooms below?

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Room types

  • Studio Apartment

    Our stylish studios offer students their own fitted kitchen and en-suite shower room.

    Studio Apartment

    • An en-suite studio apartment at The Railyard offers modern, spacious student accommodation that has been designed with your needs in mind.

      A studio gives you your own personal living space and includes a fitted kitchen and private en-suite shower room. There is plenty of room to study and free wireless internet to get you online fast.

      You’ll also find ample storage space within the purpose designed fitted furniture. Relax on your large comfy bed and watch your own Smart TV complete with Bluetooth technology, or browse the internet with speeds of 70Mb. Everything you need is here, including a fridge freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. In fact, all you’ll need to add to make the space feel like your own is your choice of towels, bedding and kitchen utensils.

      Cambridge’s The Railyard offers a choice of three buildings – Stephenson, Telford and Brunel, each with it’s own atmosphere and style of living. Stephenson, being the largest of the three buildings, has a vibrant feel and combines contemporary student living with fun social facilities.

      If you prefer to be part of a smaller building, while still enjoying the Railyards’ large community, choose Telford, where again you can enjoy a lively atmosphere. Finally there’s Brunel, a smaller and quieter option, perfect for students who want privacy to study but still want to enjoy the communal areas of the Lounge and Games room.

      Studios in each property are available in a range of sizes from Bronze and Silver through to Gold and Platinum, with Diamond level apartments also available in Telford.

    • To view the full payment tariff, click here.


      Studio typeStandard Rent per week from (£)Total Rent (£)Term (weeks)
    • Bronze – Studio has an average 16.6m2 floor space.

      Silver – Boasting on average a 18.4m2 floor plan.

      Gold – Enjoy an average floor space of 20.4m2.

      Platinum – Enjoy living in our spacious studio with an average floor size of 25.3m2.

      Deluxe – Our largest studios at The Railyard has an average floor space of 26.3m2

  • Shared Apartments

    Enjoy your own en-suite bedroom while sharing the modern fitted kitchen and lounge with flat-mates.

Whats it like


Angie tells us why she loves living in Cambridge.


Caled tells us about his warm welcome to The Railyard.


Olive tells us about the amenities surrounding The Railyard.


Faris tells us about his room at The Railyard.


  • Bills Included

    No unexpected costs – rent covers water, light and heat.

  • CCTV security

    Secure entry systems, CCTV and a well trained team offering support 24/7.

  • Gym

    New gym now open.

  • Contents Insurance

    Insurance on your belongings comes included with your rent.

  • Free 70Mb WiFi

    Get superfast, 70Mbps internet connection speeds throughout the building.

  • Games Room

    Spend spare time unwinding with friends – play games, watch a movie and more.

  • Lounge

    A great social space for you to relax and make new friends.

  • On-site laundry

    Find the day-to-day facilities you need housed within the building.

  • Cycle storage

    Keep your bike safe and secure with our onsite storage facility.

  • Smart TV

    Relax in front of your own personal Smart TV with Bluetooth technology.

  • Distance to Cambridge Universities

    Anglia Ruskin University
    10 minutes

    Cambridge University
    15 minutes

How Much?

Studio Apartment

To view the full payment tariff, click here.


Studio typeStandard Rent per week from (£)Total Rent (£)Term (weeks)

Short Term & Summer Lets

Room TypeTerm (weeks)Start DateRent per week (£)Total Rent (£)


Frequently asked questions

Still have more questions? Why not see if you can find the answer to your query by taking a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.


  • Book now

    Once you have decided on the perfect room for you, it’s quick and easy to make your booking online.

  • Arrange a viewing

    If you are in the city why not come along and have a look.

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