Appolonia – City of Light, the mixed-use urban development near Accra, has selected Owens Corning to provide roofing shingles for 200 homes in its new housing development, The Oxford.
Some 40,000 square meters of Owens Corning roofing shingles will be used by Appolonia and Eban Construction, the general contractor for The Oxford. The shingles were procured through Owens Corning’s agent in Ghana, Giga Rufs.
In October, Appolonia broke ground on The Oxford, which will feature 2-3 bedroom homes on 20 hectares of the 941-hectare Appolonia site. The Oxford’s show houses are to be completed in early 2016, followed by the launch of sales.
Appolonia is a joint venture between Rendeavour, Africa’s largest urban land developer, and the Chief and Elders of the Appolonia Community.
Appolonia is a 941-hectare, mixed-use urban development carefully planned for residential, commercial and light industry purposes – in a space integrated with schools, retail facilities and family parks. Located 25 km from Accra’s Central Business District, Appolonia – City of Light will become home to 88,000 residents and 30,000 day visitors, creating a live-work-play social and economic hub that eases the burden of urbanisation on Ghana’s capital.
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2014 sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years.