New buildings, refurbishments and upgraded facilities

29 March 2010

An architect's view of The new School of EconomicsAn architect's view of The new School of Economics, part of the middle campus development that includes the Student Administration Building.

UCT is rolling out almost a billion Rands of capital expenditure (capex) projects over the next three years. The main project is the Obz Square residence in Observatory (see front page story). A list of current projects appears below.

New Obz Square Residence on Main Road R485m
Middle Campus development for the School of Economics and Student Admin buildings R158m
Additions to Snape building for Engineering and the Built Environment R167m
Upgrade to Centlivres building which currently houses Architecture R52m
ICTS-on-Main, a new home for the university's Information and Communication Technology Services R13m
New Archives Facility at Shell Court on Main Road R8m
Avenue House refurbishment for new offices for the Student Housing department R6m
Relocation of the Department of Statistical Sciences within P D Hahn building R1.8m
Renovation of Falmouth building in the Faculty of Health Sciences for teaching and research purposes. R4m

In the current financial year, UCT will also undertake the following refurbishment and upgrade projects:

Upgrading Jameson Substation R2m
Reroofing of Otto Beit Building R575 000
Arts Aircon R1.675m
Reroofing of the mathematics building R1.765m
Reroofing of a section of P D Hahn R350 000
Renewal of the MCB Chiller Plant R4m
Lift modernisation in Lesley C, Med Lib, CB Goods, Molec Goods and Maths buildings R3m
Kramer Chiller Renewal R2.5m

(More news on developments such as the law library, the ICTS move and the new archive will feature in forthcoming editions of the Monday Paper.)

In addition, UCT will invest R4,5m in the Groote Schuur Community Improvement District (see story on pg 3), and R7m in renewing the university's access control system.

Read the full Capital projects Monday Paper.

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