I lived in the Birley townhouses first year, I lived with 11 other people. The location was great for me as I studied in the brooks building which was literally a two minute walk away. The town houses were very sociable and as a house we all got along, there’s 12 of you so you are likely to connect with someone if not all. I found the facilities great, my bedroom had everything I needed, I was on the top floor so the stairs could be a bit of a nightmare sometimes, especially moving in and out. I shared my bathroom with the person next door wich was fine. Overall my experience in halls first year was great and if I could go back, I would still chose the birley townhouses.