Demolition vehicles, cranes and construction vehicles have become a familiar sight on UCT campuses over the past months as several building projects move into high gear and others begin. All are examples of the university's billion-Rand capital expenditure building projects to be rolled out over the next three years. Many departments and offices have also been relocated recently. This insert is intended to give the UCT community a 'periscope' view of what is happening on our campuses - and what to expect in the near future.
The big projects are the Obz Square residence in Observatory (architect's drawing on the right), the New Engineering Building and the two new Middle Campus buildings (a new School of Economics and a new Student Administration Building).
A list of current projects appears below.
Current major projects
|Obz Square Residence||R485m||Scheduled completion 15 December 2011|
|Middle Campus Student Administration building and new facilities for the UCT Libraries||R158m||Scheduled completion 25 Nov 2010|
|Middle Campus School of Economics||Scheduled completion 7 April 2011|
|New Engineering Building||R187m||Scheduled completion 2013|
|Centlivres upgrade||R52m||Design development|
|New archives facility in Mill Court||R9.7m||Completed|
|Avenue House restoration||R6m||Completed|
|Statistical Sciences relocation||R1.8m||Completed|
|Glenara upgrade and extensions||R2.3m||Completed|
|Falmouth renovation||R4m||In progress|
|New, large upper campus lecture theatre||R23m||Design development, scheduled for completion by 2012 or 2013|
|Computer Science building: conversion of ICTS space to provide new classrooms||R1.3m||Completed|
|Leslie Building conversion of former School of Economics to provide classrooms and space|
|for humanities and commerce||R6m||In progress|
|Upgrading Jameson substation||R2m||Completed|
|Otto Beit re-roofing||R575k||Completed|
|Arts Block airconditioning||R1.675m||Completed|
|Hahn re-roofing (section)||R350k||Completed|
|MCB chiller plant renewal||R4m||Completed|
|Lift modernisation Leslie C, Medical Library, CB Goods, Molec Goods, Mathematics||R3m||Completed|
|Kramer chiller renewal||R2.5m||Completed|
|New maintenance projects|
|Computer Science roof phase 2||R1.5m||Feb-11|
|Computer Science airconditioning||R4m||Jan-11|
|Mechanical & Electrical Engineering new roof||R2m||Feb-11|
|Arts Block new roof||R2m||Feb-11|
|Lifts Anatomy & Falmouth||R3m||Mid-2011|
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