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Lilian Knowles House

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Lilian Knowles House has an enviable location 5 minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station and opposite the newly renovated famous Spitalfields Market.

Lilian Knowles house opened in 2006 and was designed to encompass the converted old convent building full of character and some magnificent windows alongside some new construction to the rear of the site. This has created a garden courtyard; a great asset for the summer. A variety of accommodation is available for single students; from one bed self-contained flats, self-contained studios and en-suite study bedrooms in cluster flats with shared kitchen.

For the safety and security of residents Lilian Knowles House has card entry security, electronic locks to all rooms, 24 hour staff cover with daytime reception and evening and weekend security guards. CCTV is located in and around the building.

All residents have access to a common room with sofas, armchairs, TV & DVD. A vending area is located close to the launderette. Bike storage is located close to the entrance.

A residents' computer room with 12 workstations is available on site. Computers in this room are property of and maintained by LSE. In addition there is also wireless internet in the common room.

Shared Facilities
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The en-suite rooms are arranged in cluster flats of between four and eight bedrooms. Each cluster is self-contained with a shared kitchen and dining area. Cookers, fridges, freezers and a microwave are provided. Ample storage space is provided in the kitchen and each resident has their own lockable food storage cupboard. The kitchen and communal corridor is cleaned on a weekly basis. A vacuum cleaner is provided so residents can clean their rooms. The clusters have an electronically locked front door accessible by the use of a proximity card. Only the residents sharing the flat will have access with their cards.

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Each room has its own en-suite shower, toilet & washbasin and has an electronic lock accessible by the resident only. A bed, chair, desk with drawers, wall-mounted bookcase, notice board, built-in wardrobe, over-bed light are provided and there are ample electrical sockets for residents to use their own computer, radio etc. Individual, controllable heating is provided in each room. There is also a telephone and internet point for access to the LSE telephone and internet service. Bed linen is not supplied but is available for purchase from the Reception or from local shops.

The building has 2 sizes of en-suite rooms at 4 prices; size one is 8 - 11 sqm, size two 11 - 14 sqm (these measurements do not include the bathrooms. The bathroom measurements are additional to the bedrooms). A small proportion of these rooms are situated on the lower ground floor and have a restricted view, resulting in a reduction of rent for these rooms.

Studios and Flats
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This accommodation is completely self-contained, each with shower room and furniture as described above. In addition each has a mini-kitchen comprising 2 electric cooking rings; combination microwave oven capable of grilling and convection cooking and of course microwaving; a fridge/freezer and a dining table and two chairs. The one bed flats have a bedroom with single bed as a separate feature.

There are several sizes of studios and flats and applicants will be able to select their preference from rooms left available when paying their booking fee (see the 'costs' section below).



The licence length from the start of the academic year is 49 weeks and 6 days.

2014/2015 Prices

Room Type Room Size No of Rooms Rate
Single size 1 8 - 10.9 sq m 215 £162.54 per week
£7,964.46 total for 49 weeks
Single size 2 11 - 14 sq m 64 £176.54 per week
£8,650.46 total for 49 weeks
Studio size 1 12 - 13.7 sq m 3 £176.54 per week
£8,650.46 total for 49 weeks
Studio size 2 13.8 - 14.2 sq m 2 £190.33 per week
£9,326.17 total for 49 weeks
Studio size 3 14.3 - 15.3 sq m 6 £197.33 per week
£10,261.16 total for 52 weeks
Studio size 4 15.4 - 15.8 sq m 6 £209.51 per week
£10,265.99 total for 49 weeks
Studio size 5 15.9 - 16.5 sq m 2 £212.03 per week
£10,389.47 total for 49 weeks
Studio size 6 16.6 - 18.4 sq m 10 £218.19 per week
£10,691.31 total for 49 weeks
Studio size 7 18.5 - 22 sq m 2 £225.05 per week
£11,027.45 total for 49 weeks
One Bed Flat size 1 21 - 26.9 sq m 10 £245.91 per week
£12,049.59 total for 49 weeks
Single Size 2 LG 11 - 14 sq m 5 £157.08 per week
£7,696.92 total for 49 weeks
Single Size 1 LG 8 - 10.9 sq m 40 £144.48 per week
£7,079.52 total for 49 weeks

LG-rooms are situated below street level and have a restricted view. This is reflected in the prices being charged for those rooms.

Lilian Knowles House
50 Crispin Street
E1 6HQ

Phone: +44 (0)20 7492 4960
Email: lilianknowles.house@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

Office Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm
Security: 24 hour residence and security staff in the building. Access to the residence is by proximity entry card.
Number of rooms: 365 Total, Single en-suite: 324, Studios: 31, One bed flats: 10
Arrangement: Self-contained studios and one bed flats. The single en-suite rooms are arranged in cluster flats of 4-8 per flat sharing a kitchen area.
Room Type: All rooms, studios and flats have their own en-suite shower, toilet and basin.
Room Size: see description above.
In the room: Bed, Mattress, Wardrobe, Desk with drawers, chair, bookshelves.
Electricity: UK 3-pin 240volt mains sockets for electrical goods
Phone: Provided by LSE. Please contact LSE for details about the service.
Internet Access: Provided by LSE. Please contact LSE for details about the service.
Television: Access to live television is via the Broadband system. All students will have access to IPTV through our Internet provider and you will need a PC or laptop to watch TV. A TV licence will be needed to watch live television. You can also access the BBC I-player and similar services via the Internet for which you will not need a licence. Internet provision is now free and you will not need to pay extra to watch TV using the Internet.
In the shared kitchens: Dependent on size either one or two of each of the following: electric cooker, fridge, freezer, sink and microwave.  Dining table and chairs to suit numbers of occupants.
Mail: Residents have a key to the letter mailbox for their flat. Parcels are signed for by residence staff.
Heating: There are electrical heaters in each study bedroom and storage heating in communal areas. Heating is included in the rent.
Hot water: A central boiler provides hot water throughout the building. This is included in the rent.
Laundry: A communal self-service laundry is provided with washing machines and dryers.
Things to bring with you: Bedding(duvet, sheets, pillows), kettle, kitchen equipment (pots, pans, plates, cutlery) laptop, towels.
Insurance: A block halls insurance cover is provided by Cover4Students.com. This is included in the rent price. Additional cover is also available for a separate fee.
Bikes: If residents wish to store their bikes onsite, they must adhere to our registration scheme otherwise it may result in the removal & disposal of unregistered bikes. Please see your welcome booklet for further details.