Champagne and bronze – the roof at Cohen Quadrangle

We are delighted to announced that Cohen Quad’s stunning champagne and bronze roof has been approved by the City Council.

Last week the West Area Planning Committee, on behalf of Oxford City Council, met to review the roofing material proposed for Cohen Quadrangle.  Although both the shape of the roof and the fact that it would have metal tiling were approved as part of the original planning permission, it has taken over three years to reach an agreement for Exeter to have Rimex stainless steel tiles in these beautiful contrasting colours.

The creation of the tiles goes through three phases to ensure that they are attractive and will not reflect glare from sunlight:

  1. The raw stainless steel is anodised through a chemical dipping process to achieve a stable and consistent colour that does not deteriorate or dull down over time.
  2. The flat material is then rolled and texture is applied to add a subtle feature to the tile.
  3. The processed material is then bead-blasted to reduce any shine that has resulted from the texture processing.

The final design is a soft blend of tones that complement the other external materials of Bath stone, timber, and brick.  We cannot wait to see it on our building.

Cohen Quad's stunning champagne and bronze roof
Cohen Quad’s stunning champagne and bronze roof

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