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Moor Lane Halls, 140-142 Moor Lane, Preston, PR1 1JW

Moor Lane Halls offers student accommodation in Preston. Our great value student housing is situated in the heart of the city, opposite the UCLan university campus and minutes away from Preston city centre. It was also named ‘Value Deal of the Year’ at UCLan Student’ Union’s Love Hate Rate awards and weekly rent includes access to the on-site gym.

The student rooms at Moor Lane Halls are fully furnished, have 24 hour security and maintenance support is provided. All bills are included in the weekly rent and free 50MB Wi-Fi is available in every room. Edge Hill University students are also accepted. Short term lets and single semester accommodation is available.

Discover the wide range of room types and book your room.


All inclusive bills
Common room with Sky TV
Free 50MB Wi-Fi
On-site laundry
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
Double beds available
24-hour maintenance

Pricing & Room Information

Room Type Tenancy Length From Weekly Rent
Standard 44 weeks 08/09/2018 £76.50
Standard En-suite 44 weeks 08/09/2018 £92.00
Double En-suite 44 weeks 08/09/2018 £99.50
Large Double En-suite 44 weeks 08/09/2018 £116.00
Standard  50 weeks 08/09/2018 £72.00
Standard En-suite 50 weeks 08/09/2018 £86.50
Double En-suite 50 weeks 08/09/2018 £93.00
Large Double En-suite 50 weeks 08/09/2018 £110.00

Please note that the prices above relate only to students booking directly through Sanctuary Students. For bookings through UCLan, please refer to the UCLan website.

We have a variety of tenancy lengths available and you can pay in 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, or 11 instalments depending on your chosen contract length. The option for 4 and 11 instalments is only available on 50 week contracts.

You will be charged a £1 booking fee at the time of accepting your offer. Once the payment is made, this is non-refundable.

We will inspect your property once you have moved out. If damages are found, additional charges are applicable.

You will need to pay your rent on time. If you are struggling to make payments contact us on 0870 600 4777 as soon as possible.


Standard rooms are brilliant value and are fully furnished with a single bed and shared bathroom facilities.

Standard En-suite

This room type has a single bed and private bathroom.

Double En-suite

Treat yourself to a little luxury with a double bed, en-suite bathroom and private study space.

Large Double En-suite

Perfect if you need a little more space, these rooms are fully furnished with a double bed, an en-suite bathroom, study area and extra floor space.

All inclusive bills

You only need £1 to book your room!

Common room

Lets play! Sky TV, games machines and table sports are available in the common room.

Free 10MB broadband

Super-speedy WiFi in your bedroom and throughout the building means you're always connected.

On-site laundry

An on-site laundry provided by Circuit Laundry.

Free contents insurance

You’re protected by contents insurance from Cover4Students which covers your possessions for free.

On-site security and CCTV

You’re safe and sound with our 24 hour CCTV.

en-suite double bedrooms

Yes that’s right, you could have a whole double bed all to yourself!

24 hour maintenance

24 hour caretaker and maintenance support means we’re on-hand to fix a fault at all times of the day and night.



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Property Overview

Moor Lane Halls is situated opposite the UCLan campus, just a short walk from Preston’s lively city centre. Our great value accommodation gives you everything you need to make the most of student life.

Moor Lane Halls accommodates up to 496 students in standard, double and en-suite bedrooms, all of which are fully furnished. Standard rooms are available in flats for 5, 6, 7 or 9 people, double rooms in flats for 2, 5 or 6 people and en-suite rooms are available for 4 or 6 people.

Short term lets and single semester accommodation is available so please enquire for more details. We also accept Edge Hill University students.

All bills are included in your rent, making it easier to manage your money. With building-wide Wi-Fi and 50Mbs broadband in your room, plus free contents insurance, everything’s taken care of. There's also a fully staffed office and 24 hour security, on-site laundry and 24 hour maintenance support.

The common room features games machines, pool table, table football and a huge flat-screen TV with Sky. Plus, free gym membership at the new on-site gym, making Moor Lane Halls the perfect place for study, work and play. See what life's like at Moor Lane Halls in this short tour of the accomodation from two of our students.


Floor Plan

typical floorplan for Moor Lane Halls, Preston

This is a typical layout and actual apartments within this site may vary.


Standard rooms are brilliant value and are fully furnished with a single bed and shared bathroom facilities.

Standard En-suite

This room type has a single bed and private bathroom.

Double En-suite

Treat yourself to a little luxury with a double bed, en-suite bathroom and private study space.

Large Double En-suite

Perfect if you need a little more space, these rooms are fully furnished with a double bed, an en-suite bathroom, study area and extra floor space.


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Moor Lane Halls is in a great location just 0.3m or a 5 minute walk from the University of Central Lancashire.

UCLan is a friendly, lively university with a growing international presence and at Moor Lane Halls we welcome students from across the globe. The university is adjacent to popular student pubs and clubs, including The Adelphi and Roper Hall.

The UCLan Sports Arena is within walking distance and hosts a wide variety of sports teams, while Deepdale Football Stadium, home to Preston North End football club, is just 20 minutes away.

The city centre has a wide range of high street shops which can be reached within 5 minutes, and there's a convenience store opposite the accommodation. Preston also has great transport links, and the station is a 15 minute walk from Moor Lane Halls.

Moor Lane local amenities

Additional Information

Email account

Remember, the email address you give us is the easiest way for us to contact you. We’ll be sending you an e-contract as well as updates and arrival information during term time and holiday periods. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on anything!


You’ll need to provide us with your guarantor's personal details - someone who is legally obliged to pay the rent if you can’t. This person will have to be over 18, a UK resident, and have a regular income, assets or savings, which are sufficient to meet your potential liabilities. Remember, you’ll need to get their consent before providing us with their details.

If you do not have a suitable guarantor, payment will need to be made in full. Please contact the office staff to arrange this.

Credit/Debit Card

When you accept your offer of accommodation you’ll need to pay a £1 contract fee to secure your room and set up a recurring card payment relating to your chosen rent instalments.

Building-wide Wi-Fi and Ethernet broadband service are included in your rent and offers you a reliable and secure internet connection suitable for all your academic and personal needs, including browsing the internet, sending emails, downloading and streaming.

The broadband service is provided by StudentCom Networking, a leading provider of managed internet services to student accommodation.

The internet package provided with your accommodation includes a super-fast symmetrical 50Mbs Ethernet broadband service. A further 2mbs building wide Wi-Fi service is also included.

Features of the Wi-Fi service include: Pervasive coverage for seamless roaming, support for multiple concurrent devices (mobiles, tablets, laptops, game consoles etc.), fast and reliable connection for an uninterrupted service, support for Eduroam and multiple SSIDs and, differentiated services dependent upon user profile.

Other features available include:

  • Freewire TV, IPTV
  • Online backup
  • Web security
  • Customer  support
  • Speed upgrades

For more details of what’s on offer visit the StudentCom Networking website.

For video user guides and translated user guides, please visit the support centre.

Additional services including security, online backup and mobile services are available at an additional charge.

We want to ensure moving in day goes as smoothly and hassle free as possible without any delays. To help us with this, please remember to upload the following information to us before moving day:

  • Upload your Guarantor Deed
  • Upload two passport sized photos of yourself

Click here to login and upload your documents.

Checking in

On moving-in day, you’ll find us at the main reception desk at the front of the building. If you’re arriving out-of-hours, please let us know so that we can leave your keys with a security guard. If you don’t let us know, your keys will be locked away securely overnight.

Make sure that you bring some photographic ID with you (a driving license or a passport) so that we can sign your keys over to you. If somebody else is collecting them on your behalf, we need your permission in writing.

Parking and luggage

Our small car park is available to you for 20 minutes whilst you unload your luggage, but only once you’ve collected your keys first. After 20 minutes, please use one of the local car parks.

Communal areas - what we provide

Microwave Toaster Kettle Iron Ironing Board Mop & Bucket Dustpan & Brush Vacuum Chair TV
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*Students allocated a room in flats 29 - 50 will have a kettle provided for them.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your agreement:

Up to and including 45 days before the start of your tenancy

You can cancel at any time during this period, but there will be a reasonable administration charge.

During the last 45 days before the start of your tenancy – you will only be able to cancel this agreement if a suitable replacement tenant is found to take your place. Either you can find a suitable replacement tenant yourself, or we can find one for you. However if it is left to us, we will only do this after all our other rooms have been let. In either case there will be a reasonable administration charge.

Note: If no replacement tenant is found, you will be responsible for payment of the rent in full, even if you do not move in to the property.

Cancellation / Refunds

If you wish to cancel this agreement, you should let us know as soon as possible. Written cancellation / refund requests should be made to your on-site team. Refunds are normally processed within 14 working days.

Useful links

Find your nearest National Health Service (NHS) Doctor or Dentist on the NHS Services website

If you need free legal advice, please contact the Citizens Advice Bureau

Find out about getting out and about in Preston by train or by bus from Preston Council

Making the most out of student life in Preston from UCLan

Applying for your student visa.

UK Border Agency

UKCISA - UK Council for International Student Affairs

Guide to Culture Shock

National Union of Students (NUS)


Your handbook contains all the essential information you'll need to know when you move in with us.

Moor Lane Halls Residents' Guide (PDF 1.4MB)

Tenancy Agreement

The Sample Tenancy Agreement (PDF 482KB) details the terms and conditions of your contract with us. A full contract will be available to download from the University website once you accept your agreement.

TV licence

If you are bringing a TV to watch live TV, or if you receive or record live TV programmes on any other device, such as a laptop, you will need a TV Licence. You won’t be covered by your parents’ licence. Our TV licences only cover the TVs that we provide, for example in common rooms and lounge areas.

From September 2016, you’ll need a TV license to watch the BBC iPlayer.

For more information and to buy your licence, visit the TV Licensing website. There are a variety of payment plans available.

The TV licensing authorities recognise that most students do not need the final three months of a TV licence as you leave the accommodation during the summer. You may be able to receive a refund for this period, provided that you don’t need your licence again before it expires.

If you do not have a TV Licence but you receive or record live TV you could face prosecution from the TV Licensing Authority.


Circuit laundry systems is in operation at Moor Lane Halls. This handy service offers  laundry top-up cards which allow you to pay for your washing and drying in advance by paying online or using one of the on-site machines. You can also top-up your card at a straight from your mobile phone using the Circuit app.

Ask our team where to get a top-up card and take a look at Circuit’s ‘how to use’ videos for more information.


At Sanctuary Students we offer specialist insurance cover for all of our students through Cover4Students.com.

All of our accommodation is covered as Basic Cover.

Basic Cover Explained

Your possessions, desktop and laptop computer equipment are insured for theft, fire, flood, burst pipes, storm, vandalism, explosion and lightning. Cover applies within your accommodation, in any temporary residence and in transit at the beginning and end of each term.

This summary does not describe all the terms and conditions of the policy and does not form the contract between you and the insurance provider, so please take the time to read the policy wording on the Cover4Students website to make sure you understand the cover it provides. You can also read the full Sanctuary Students Insurance Policy (PDF 783KB).