Parking on Upper Campus
Properties and Services would like to bring the following to your attention:
Should you have any queries related to the parking please contact: Bruce Jansen.
As we upgrade the facilities at the University of Cape Town to keep it on a par with world-class tertiary facilities, a number of renovations, refurbishments and building-related activities are taking place, particularly on Upper Campus. This has resulted in parking coming under pressure. To this end we have been working hard to try and accommodate both red and yellow parking disc holders.
Due to the work on Upper Campus, academic staff, in particular, have lost a considerable amount of parking bays. To accommodate this, it was proposed to convert 45 bays at P17 south entrance adjacent to the zoo site to red bays.
An officer started manning the site on 4 February, and students are being redirected to the Park & Ride areas at Sandown Road, behind Avenue Road. The university is also considering establishing additional Park & Ride facilities at certain residences which are serviced by the Jammie Shuttle.
To further alleviate parking problems we have re-allocated the bulk of P14 (below traffic) to red bays, and created a number of additional yellow bays in P16, below Educare.
These above changes have been made to also help alleviate pressure at a number of other parking areas.
This includes the parking area between Beattie Building and Centlivres, which will be used as a builders' site for 2013 for the Centlivres renovation. These works may continue into mid-2014.
Other areas affected include the parking in front of Leslie Commerce Building (P11). From roughly the entrance of Leslie, the area has been cordoned off for the Snape demolition and erection of the Teaching and Learning Building by contractor Filcon. This will remain in force for the duration of 2013. Outside the hoarding, the parking area is utilised by two other contractors.
Other work taking place at the Leslie Commerce Building is the re-plastering of the building. The plaster showed signs of spalling and started to pull away from the walls, exposing passersby to risk, and the possibility of plaster bouncing off the external window sills and back into the windows. We are currently finishing the smooth plaster on the west façade. Erecting of scaffolding on the north façade will commence on February 22, 2013, when we will then be working on two façades. The final stipple coat will be applied to the west farçade in vertical panels while the second team removes loose plaster and applies the smooth layer on the north façade. The project will be completed at the end of April when the four red parking bays will then be released for use.
The contractor Raciti is effecting work inside Robert Leslie. Their contract is nearing completion, and by latest end of February the four red parking bays they are utilising will be returned for use.
We would also like to ask students and staff to please take extra care when walking in Ring Road above the Chemical Engineering Building as much building activity is taking place in the area. The area is being manned.
Finally we would like to thank you for your continued patience during these trying time as we continue to upgrade and upkeep the university to keep it at world-class standards.
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