University Hills at Ntawo Master Plan
Uganda Christian University
Size: 649 acres
The University Hills at Ntawo is located 15 miles east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Perkins+Will serves as ongoing development consultant and master planner for a community that will include nearly 3,500 residential units and a 100,000 SM of commercial, educational and healthcare program. This project draws its identity and values from the Uganda Christian University, a leading educational institution located south of the site. The vision for University Hills is a university-related residential community that will be a model for urban growth within metropolitan Kampala.
The master plan allows for immediate construction of the first phase while also projecting a framework for growth over the next decade. To achieve this, the master plan focuses on elemental features of urban design: the physical organization of infrastructure to take advantage of the site’s dramatic natural setting of hills and valleys, and the formation of lot and block structures that can adapt flexibly to future development scenarios. The plan has also identified 195 acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands which will be dedicated to a perpetual conservation easement in the first phase of development.