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A stunning riverside location from £82 per week

Panns Bank is situated on the River Wear, opposite the University’s riverside campus at St Peter’s and on the edge of the social quarter of the City Centre.

You’ll find the accommodation located over two areas; Hart Court and Douglas Court, and if you choose to live at Panns Bank you can also opt for a river view. Loft style and dormer rooms give a contemporary feel with sloping ceilings, but some have a height restriction in place. Each flat in Panns Bank accommodates between five and seven people and you’ll share kitchen, dining, toilet and shower facilities. Each bedroom comes with a washbasin and vanity unit.

Free car parking and bicycle storage for residents!

What you need to know


Panns Bank is 0.7 miles from both City Campus and the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's. The nearest Metro station, Sunderland, is a ten minute walk away.

Panns Bank,
Hart Court/Douglas Court,


Weekly rent (2023/24)

40-week contracts available for undergraduate students and 50-week contracts available for postgraduate students.

Dormer height restricted
(Total: 5 rooms)
Loft Style
(Total: 30 rooms)
Standard room
(Total: 125 rooms)
Standard room (river view)
(Total: 106 rooms)
Luxury en-suite (large)
(Total: 6 rooms)
Luxury en-suite (standard)
(Total: 18 rooms)
Family house (2 adults and up to 2 children)
(Total: 4 houses)

What’s in my room?

  • Internet: Wi-Fi/hardwired (high speed 45Mbps)
  • Desk and chair
  • Noticeboard
  • Single bed and bedside table
  • Wardrobe
  • Bookshelf
  • Washbasin and mirror

Who lives here?

Undergraduate students make up the majority of people living in Panns Bank. The accommodation also caters for families (up to two adults and two children).

Anything else I need to know?

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