Laundry services on campus

There are launderettes located near to your accommodation:

Colchester laundrette locations:

  • North Campus: the laundrette is located in the Hexagon, just off Square 4
  • South Campus the laundrette is located at Harwich Court
  • The Meadows the laundrette is on the first floor of the pavilion
  • University Quays the laundrette is located next to Hawkins 2
  • The Copse the laundrette is located on the lower ground floor of The Oaks

Southend laundrette locations:

  • University Square: the laundrette is located near to the common room

Laundry card

The machines within the launderette are operated by Circuit and take cards which can be topped up via the machine in the laundrette or online via Circuit's website. The cards can be purchased from the machines in Harwich Court, The Hex, The Copse, or from reception at University Quays and The Meadows and the common room at University Square for £2 each. We also have a coin machine to use if necessary.

Circuit laundry app

We are working hard to improve services wherever possible and are pleased to announce the new Circuit Laundry App. This is available to use in our South Courts and Hex launderettes and will be rolled out to other areas soon.

You can now use our smart-scan technology app for paying for your laundry via your smart phone. This makes doing your laundry less of a hassle. The laundry app lets you top-up your Circuit app account in seconds and then you are good to go. Just turn up at either the South Courts or Hex laundry, load your laundry, scan a machine's QR code and select the programme you want to start - job done! Once the washer or dryer gets going, the app will give you a countdown that tells you how long until your laundry is done.

Check out the user guide online, which shows you how it all works.


If you are having a problem with a machine then check out Circuit's website for help. If you cannot resolve the issue yourself then you will need to contact Circuit directly to report the fault by calling 01422 820026. You will need to quote the location site reference number:

  • The Hexagon ref 401243
  • South Courts ref 401403
  • The Meadows ref 402474
  • The Copse ref 403426
  • University Quays ref 401244
  • University Square ref 401961.