ABOUT this project
The renowned Chris Hani Building (formerly New Science Lecture Theatre) was initially built in 1948. It will be repurposed to provide students with a new contemporary learning space. The repurposed building will include a variety of learning spaces, including a student concession area with an outdoor courtyard and a formal upgraded lecture venue. The adaptation of the building will take into cognisance and retain the critical heritage items. The University facilities and buildings are dated, and no alterations and improvements have taken place to keep pace with the increase in the number of students over the years. The upgrade will allow for better integration within the University precinct and an improved and aesthetically pleasing environment, creating a more conducive learning environment. The project commenced in December 2019 and completed in April 2021. The aim is to take advantage of the vacation period to set up the project and begin with critical works. Construction areas will be demarcated at all times to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and visitors. Campus operations are essential to the delivery of the academic programme. Students and staff will be informed timeously before any disruptive work or alterations to schedules and lecture theatre bookings. The project team will endeavor to keep disruption to a minimal.
UCT CHRIS HANI BUILDING