Urban Design

NMMU Missionvale Campus Master Plan (2015)

Fountain Road Pedestrian Improve (2010)

Prince Alfred–Milner – North end Lake (2010)

Schauderville Korsten Environmental Masterplan – (2015)

Civic Precinct

Upgrade and extension of the existing library facility;

Introduction of resource centre with new multipurpose hall

Upgrade of surrounding urban infrastructure: paving, lighting, landscaping and street furniture.

Provide for key non-motorised transport linkages to the hospital precinct and IPTS stop – creating a civic precinct connected to existing uses and facilities in the area.

Transport and Commercial Precinct

The development of a transport centre inclusive of the consolidation of taxi collection zones the integration of vendor, market areas and the creation of new retail opportunities.

Sports Facilities Precinct

Upgrading and formalizing of existing facilities at the Dyke Sport facility and it’s surrounds with the addition of new sports fields and facilities.

Public Park Precinct

Establishment of Public Park with supporting facilities and beautification.

Housing Developments

Provision of higher density housing development schemes, these could include Government Assisted Housing Schemes.

Urban Agriculture Development Area

Area allocated for urban agriculture opportunities

Industrial Development

Introduction of available land for high – tech mixed use industrial opportunities.

New NMMU Missionvale Accessibility Solutions, In Nelson Mandela Bay – (2011)

Whilst people in wheelchairs constitute only a very small part of the population, the NMMU, in its commitment to equal access has decided that the design of all its buildings should take into account the needs of physically challenged.

When the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University took over the Missionvale Campus, it could see that the site was not meeting these requirements and their new philosophy of participation for all; inter activeness and commitment to social responsibilities. NOH were approached and tasked to meet the challenge of making the campus equally accessible.

The Missionvale Campus is spread over a large site, with a 12 meter drop in levels across the site along with buildings ranging from single to triple storey. There were no lifts or hoists and although some ramps did exist the Campus as a whole was not wheelchair friendly.

In order to address the inadequate accessibly on the Campus, a site analysis was carried out in order to determine where the various common levels could be found that were in fact wheelchair accessible. This allowed us to determine where with the introduction of lifts, hoists or additional ramps, all areas of the Campus could easily be reached.

We identified that four double storey buildings required hoists and three triple storey buildings required lifts. Hoists are only permitted for four meters of vertical travel. It was also determined that with the installation of two new ramps and modifications to two existing ramps, the campus as a whole could easily be accessible and thus comply with the required standards.

One area identified had a drop of 6.20m which would require a ramp in excess of 75 meters. This resulted in the form of a bridge linking the uppermost level of the site to the second floor of the Academic Building.