Centre of Excellence, ABU, ZARIA

Client: Central Bank of Nigeria
Locations: University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Ahmadu Bello University
Dates of Completion: Ibadan – Nov 2017,  Zaria – Oct 2017,  Enugu – Nov 2018.
Scope of Work: Design and Construction Supervision
Contract sum: Ibadan; N6.8 billion, Enugu; N6 billion, Zaria; N6.1 billion

After working on a few projects for CBN, we were approached to do a design prototype for a Centre of Excellence in 3 Nigerian Universities; University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The Centre of Excellence was conceived by the CBN as world-class business school that would produce Nigerian graduates in various business and financial disciplines, who are sufficiently trained to compete with graduates of world renowned business schools.
We designed the Centre of Excellence as State-of-the-Art institutional complexes comprising faculty buildings and Student hostels. The faculty buildings each have a 500-seater auditorium, large lecture rooms, libraries, computer rooms, student and staff cafeteria spaces. The hostels each have approximately 150 bed-rooms.
The contract was awarded in 2008 for all 3 universities. Construction commenced in the Enugu and Zaria sites in 2009, and finished in 2012 whilst the Ibadan site, which broke ground in November 2010 was completed in 2013.