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The Hub, Coventry University

Stylish Rawstone range helps Students' Union bring the outside, inside

Project Name

The Hub, Coventry University

Project Sector

Public sector

Completion Date





Coventry University’s bustling Students' Union – The Hub – required on-trend flooring in The Courtyard restaurant to complement the fresh and vibrant new look it received as part of a revamp. As well as being aesthetically appealing, the floor had to be resilient and hard wearing to cope with the high level of footfall. Photograhy by Arthur M Griffiths & Sons Ltd


Floor tiles in The Courtyard restaurant at Coventry University's Students' Union, The Hub.

Tiles Used

Rockette 3GTH505, Rawstone range Hamptonian 3GTH512, Rawstone range


At the centre of campus life at bustling Coventry University sits The Hub, an ultra-trendy Students’ Union, cleverly designed by BroadwayMalyan to bring the outside, in.

The Birmingham-based architect worked with flooring specialist Solus to give the venue a modern twist, taking inspiration from the former open-top roof which allowed the elements to pervade.

Marble-effect Rockette floor tiles in sandy shades were laid across 465sqm to create a light, airy feel in The Courtyard restaurant, bordered by complementary slate grey Hamptonian tiles, both from Solus’ stylish Rawstone range.

The tiles are perfectly suited for both internal and external use and serve to enhance the ‘outdoor’ ambiance, lending a cosmopolitan vibe to the fresh, contemporary setting.

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