An UGINOX® Patina stainless steel roofing system has been installed throughout the £73m, 649-bed Vita York student village. Situated on the 6.3 acre site of the former ‘Poor Clare Colettine Order’ closed order convent, the project consists of fifteen 3 and 4-storey accommodation blocks to add to Grade 11-listed Victorian buildings. The stainless steel has been fabricated in traditional standing seam, with the overall project ultimately achieving a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ status. UGINOX Patina was chosen as its tin coating weathers quickly to take on the appearance of lead, a feature very much in keeping with the desire to develop the site in a sustainable manner. UGINOX Patina is also approved by English Heritage as an alternative to lead where metal theft is considered to present an ongoing threat.