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Accentuating Southern Charm

The new Station at Mill Point housing complex at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, now features 148,000sq.ft of metal roof panels from Metal Sales.

The Station at Mill Point’s 25 furnished buildings have the capacity to house 324 upperclassmen in a townhouse-style unit with a community amenities building. The residential village resembles a classic Charleston neighbourhood with two-storey buildings of different designs and colour palettes, each topped with a Metal Sales’ roof. There are four types of residential buildings and each one earned LEED for Homes Gold certification. 

The Station at Mill Point promotes community with welcoming front porches, wide sidewalks and amenities. The Depot building in the complex provides upperclassmen with a fitness centre, meeting rooms and social spaces along with an office for residence life staff. The 5,091sq.ft - building is outfitted with a Metal Sales’ roof and was awarded LEED Silver certification.

“Our goal was to create a sense of community for the students and create spaces that encourage interaction,” explained Carleton Collins, project architect, McMillan Pazdan Smith. “We needed a sustainable roofing material that provided unmatched durability and distinctive character. The apartments in The Station at Mill Point feature different exterior design characteristics with unique colors and shapes. Furnishing each apartment building with a Metal Sales’ roof provided a common theme and consistency in the design.”

Pictured: Elon University, South Carolina, now benefits from metal roof panels

Article written by Mike Gannon

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