“It is a breath-taking, large, multi-functional space. I rank it number one of all the buildings on campus in terms of ventilation”
(Tiyezge Ngwira, Beehive Employee based in one of the Beehive Hall offices)
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Although separate entities, all Beehive enterprises share a unique bond, and are all connected by Beehive’s overarching ethos of ‘public service, personal sacrifice’. As the number of Beehive enterprises began to grow, and the number of employees and students increased, the need for a common space for gathering, meeting and collective worship became necessary.
The Beehive Hall is therefore a multipurpose building, suitable for a wide range of activities, from workshops and meetings to assemblies and dining. The main Hall space is double-height, with a floor area of 420m2 to accommodate up to 500 people at a time. A large, raised stage creates a point of focus, beneath which a generous basement provides storage for furniture and equipment.
A ‘service’ spine is located to the North of the main Hall area, containing WCs and a modern Kitchen at ground level, and a series of office/classroom spaces at first floor level. Slot windows penetrate the walls of the corridor to the upper level, creating visual connections to the main Hall space below. Above the main entrance to the West, an open Balcony provides a cool, informal workspace for students at break times. A series of louvred windows to the East wall of the balcony allow views down to the main Hall space when required.