year in review 2018 Paperturn - Page 171



2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW | FUTURE FOCUS
FOCUS
CHANGING FACE OF
UCT INFRASTRUCTURE
Seven new buildings and developments will come on stream in the
next one to three years to meet UCT’s infrastructural needs to 2035.
These major campus developments
are an important physical facet of
UCT’s goal to remain Africa’s top
university, said architect and urban
planner Nigel Haupt, director of the
university’s Capital Planning and
Projects unit.
The new buildings in the pipeline
are:
The 500-bed Avenue Road
residence for first-year students
on middle campus. As a first-tier
residence, it will include dining
and other much-needed student
facilities. Completion is planned
for 2020/21.
The Neuroscience Centre in the
J-block building at Groote Schuur
Hospital, due for completion in
September 2019.
The GSB Academic Conference
Centre, due for completion in
May 2019.
he new School of Education
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planned for a site adjacent to the
School of Dance on lower campus.
The school should be operational by
the end of 2020.
The R100-million Hasso Plattnerfunded d-school, near Woolsack,
on middle campus.
The six-storey R73-million ARISE
Building is a training centre for skin
health, cosmetic and occupational
product skin safety testing, planned
for the Health Sciences campus.
The North Bus Stop on upper
campus will be moved to a site
opposite the Sports Centre to
alleviate congestion in this precinct.
While there have been rumours of
possible UCT satellite campuses, this
is not part of the plan, said Haupt.
“The infrastructural support
required [in decentralising] does
not make this financially and
operationally feasible.”
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