UCT Avenue Road Residence & Dining Hall

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) new R222 million Avenue Road Residence in the Mowbray precinct will provide 500 additional student beds, an invaluable addition to the university’s student accommodation provision.

The residence is targeting a four-star green rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) for its energy- and water-saving features – and includes a full suite of disability facilities. The development is being co-funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training with an additional R130 million from UCT.

The proposed building is 3 – 4 storeys consists of the following accommodation:

  • Entrance Lobby,
  • Security (desk, toilet, kitchenette)
  • Consultation offices
  • Communal Lounge
  • General Toilets
  • 500 student beds, made up, per floor as follows:
  • Student Bathrooms
  • Student Meeting/Lounge Rooms
  • Student Lounges,
  • Student Tea Kitchens
  • Student (Box) Storage
  • 2 x Warden’s Flats [2 Bedroom units],
  • Warden’s offices
  • Laundry,
  • Staff Change and Mess Facilities,
  • Storage,
  • Cleaner’s stores
  • Maintenance Workshop
  • Building Service
  • Refuse Room

The buildings form strips along the perimeter of each platform, creating courtyards in the centre of each platform.
Three landscaped courtyards allows light into the inter-perimeter of the building strips.

BUDGET: R 222 million

LOCATION: Cape Town

STATUS: In Progress

TEAM: Gabs Pather, Paulo Teti, Kalpana Mistry, Adnaan Mohammed

DATE: Jul 2019 - Jul 2020