The Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) has embarked on an intense infrastructure development programme which is aimed at expanding and increasing the capacity of the university’s main campus in Belvedere.
The campus expansion will see the university getting a state of the art Technovation Centre, New Learning Centre, a Pharmacology Laboratory and Sporting facilities. Speaking to the university’s communications department, they said a six-month deadline has been set for the completion of all the designed infrastructures.
The Technovation Centre is a two-story building covering approximately 5 000 square meters and comprising an auditorium, 13 incubation units, boardrooms, seminar rooms, storerooms, administration and accounts offices, common room, communal dining hall, and ablution facilities.
The New Learning Centre is a classroom and office block that will alleviate the shortage of learning space. It houses 12 classrooms, 28 offices, 15 storerooms, and a boardroom. The building is expected to be complete by 30 October 2018.
Construction work on a new Pharmacology Laboratory is already complete and the facility is ready for use.
A multi-purpose hard court sporting facility is also under construction. This will accommodate tennis, volleyball and basketball games for the campus’ sport and recreational activities.
Other infrastructural projects that are earmarked for construction at the campus include a Business Incubator, a Lecture Theatre, a Library, Technology Centre Multi-Purpose Workshops, base rooms, offices, laboratories, and a Sports Pavilion.