AXO Suffolk

AXO Suffolk was purpose built for our students. It is located at 75 Grimwade Street, making them our neighbours, being situated right next door to the Ipswich campus.

The building is 300 metres from the Waterfront Building, a 3-minute walk. The town centre is approximately 10-minutes’ walk away and the train station is a 20-minute walk. The managing agent is AXO Student Living.

This property is available to students in any year of study but may be of particular interest to:

  • First year undergraduates
  • Continuing students
  • Students looking for more independent living
  • Student friendship groups looking to live together
  • Students on a budget
  • Students who do not wish to live in on-campus halls
  • Students looking for a smaller scale of halls

AXO Suffolk Tour

AXO Suffolk Exterior

Each single occupancy bedroom has its own ensuite in the 49 bedrooms halls of residence. The room is furnished with a bed, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers, wardrobe, shelving, study desk and chair, and curtains or window blind. The ensuite includes a lavatory, sink and shower. Each floor contains at least one communal kitchen/living area with dedicated cupboards for students and a set of cooking facilities for every five students. Washing machines are available in the kitchen/living areas.

There are no car parking facilities available at AXO Suffolk for residents; students requiring car parking would be advised to make their own car parking arrangements elsewhere or to consider alternative accommodation with parking facilities if they require their car to get to a placement as part of their course. The University of Suffolk parking permit is for students (and staff) commuting in daily; students living in AXO Suffolk should not be parking their car in the University, the Wharf or Athena Hall car parks.


  • Self-catered
  • All ensuite rooms
  • Utility bills and WiFi included in the rent
  • 43 and 51 week tenancies available, including Christmas and Easter periods.  Shorter tenancies may be available on request.
  • Fob security to the building and bedroom
  • 24 hour emergency number
  • Kitchen facilities shared between no more than 5 people
  • TV license required for any of your own devices you use to watch TV as it is broadcast or BBC i-Player
  • Bike storage
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the building
  • Parking is not available at this building for residents

Prices shown are for tenancies for the 2023–2024 academic year; please refer to AXO Suffolk’s website for the latest availability and pricing:

Room Type Tenancy Length Weekly Rental Total Rental
Bronze Ensuite 43 weeks From £113 From £4,859
Bronze Ensuite 51 weeks From £108 From £5,508
Silver Ensuite 43 weeks From £118 From £5,074
Silver Ensuite 51 weeks From £113 From £5,763

AXO Student Living operates an early booking reward policy — as rooms fill the prices increase. There is a deposit of £100 on all tenancies. The above tenancies are aimed at September starters. For students starting a course in January/February, or deciding to take accommodation part way through the academic year should contact AXO Student Living direct to enquire further.  

We strongly recommend you request and read a tenancy agreement, booking terms and conditions and cancellation policy before making a booking.

It is likely you will need to pay the deposit and sum of advanced rent before the first instalment of student finance is due to you. We strongly recommend that students plan for this and save for their deposit/advanced rent over the months leading up to the start of the tenancy agreement.

AXO Suffolk is managed by AXO Student Living. If you are intending to take accommodation at AXO Suffolk, you will be required to sign up to a tenancy agreement with AXO Student Living. There is no legal connection with the University of Suffolk. It is your responsibility to understand and agree/sign the tenancy agreement and to determine the suitability of the accommodation depending on your needs and your ability to pay the rent. You should not sign a tenancy agreement with any accommodation provider until you are completely happy with your choice.

The information provided here is purely for guidance. All tenancy details should be discussed direct with the accommodation provider.

Please check the cancellation policy with AXO Suffolk before committing to a room, this should advise what will happen if you book a room and wish to cancel it. Check if you will be released from the tenancy agreement if you do not meet the conditions of your offer at the University of Suffolk; please note it might not be possible to cancel if you decide you no longer wish to live there or have secured a place at a different university. For this reason, you are advised to only book once you are certain you have made the right choice for you. If you are selecting the University of Suffolk as your insurance choice, you are advised not to book a room unless you decide to study here.

If you are bringing a TV set or watching TV as it is broadcast on any device include a laptop or mobile phone, you will require your own TV licence. This includes downloading or watching BBC programmes on demand — including catch up TV — on BBC iPlayer.  For more information please see the TV Licensing website.

This property is not suitable for families with children. Pets are not permitted in the accommodation. Smoking is not permitted inside the accommodation. There are no parking facilities.

AXO Student Living manages this property independently of the University of Suffolk. Please contact them direct for any additional information you require or questions you may have about their property or tenancy agreement. You can also make arrangements to view the building with AXO Student Living.  

To book a tenancy for a course starting in September, please see the AXO Student Living website for available options. For courses starting at any other time of year or for tenancies starting part way through the course please call or email AXO Student Living direct to enquire.

Please make sure you request and read the booking terms and conditions, and sample tenancy agreement carefully before you book a room.

Not sure if AXO Suffolk is for you? Visit the Accommodation pages to learn more about the other accommodation we recommend.

Landlords/managing agents of recommended and accredited accommodation may need to confirm with the University of Suffolk your applicant/student status before offering you a tenancy, and similarly to confirm continued student status throughout the term of your tenancy agreement. By choosing to live in this property, you are agreeing to this exchange of information taking place.

By taking out a tenancy in recommended and accredited accommodation, you will also be agreeing to allow the University of Suffolk to request student occupancy details from the landlords/managing agents for the purpose of producing statistical analysis reports. 

A large student kitchen with social seating area
A student bedroom with red walls
A large student kitchen with social seating area
A student bedroom with green walls