The new ADvTech school in Nairobi, Kenya, provides a positive learning environment, together with flexible spaces for indoor and outdoor learning activities.  


Location

  • Nairobi, Kenya

Sector

Service

Client

  • ADvTECH

Project Value

  • ZAR 330 million

Project Status

  • Ongoing

Currently, ADvTECH’s School’s Division comprises seven brands with 90 schools across South Africa, and Gaborone International School in Botswana. All schools offer a well-resourced, child-centred 21st century approach to learning, with strong focus on academic excellence. 

Our client purchased land at Tatu City in Nairobi to build a Crawford International School to cater for students from kindergarten to A-level. The school offers modern facilities, including boarding for senior students.

As Nairobi lies close to the East African Ridge fault line, the city is prone to extremely strong earthquake forces. This has to be considered in the design of all buildings. In addition, our brief specified modular buildings flexible enough to change internally for different uses. To accommodate this requirement, we designed classrooms with dividing slide stack doors, so classrooms could increase in size, if needed.

Classrooms
80
Learning centres
3

WSP is managing all civil and structural engineering components of the project, with our designs allowing flexible spaces for productive indoor and outdoor learning. This further underpins WSP’s experience and expertise in delivering projects on the ground in this vibrant East African economic node.

Our scope of work includes: 

  • 80 classrooms 
  • Residential modules for students 
  • Multi-purpose sports hall 
  • Administration building 
  • Large kitchen/ canteen area to service the student residence