Construction of the new student toilet block at the Centre for Excellence is nearing completion. This additional facility will help support a growing number of trainees learning on site.
Sustainability remains at the heart of our approach. We promote sustainable use of raw materials and simple robust designs to help improve the quality and durability of facilities.
The toilet block is made from over 7,000 Stabilised Soil Blocks and features two pitched timber structure roofs.
Design for the student toilet block
The design of the roof echoes that seen on our Lusumpuko Hall
The air gap and cross ventilation will help to reduce the heat flux keeping the building cooler under the Zambian sun.
Preparation and construction of the roof trusses
Roof sheeting goes up. The team are safely harnessed when working at height
Installation of cubicle doors
The design incorporates two independent blocks that are next to each other, but that face opposite directions. This separates the entrance for men and the entrance for women. Handwashing facility and rainwater harvesting tanks are located centrally between the two blocks to help link them together.
Locating the water tanks adjacent to the wash basins helps reduce the pipe infrastructure and water pressure losses. Roof guttering will help harvest rain water.
The construction team is currently applying the final touches and we look forward to sharing photos of the completed build shortly.