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Century City Wetland

WSUD Initiatives: Constructed wetland; detention pond; “treatment trains”

First conceptualised in 1995, the last decade has seen Century City established as an upmarket development with the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere and Cape Town‟s only theme park. Current land use zoning includes commercial and residential uses, supported by large corridors of office park buildings. The slogan, “Live, Work, Play” coined by the Century City Property Owners‟ Association (CCPOA) markets Century City as a self sufficient.

This system collects the stormwater runoff from the Century City and neighbouring Summer Greens developments, and channels it into the adjoining Tygerhof Detention Pond. The Wingfield outfall, located at the north-eastern end of Century City‟s bounds, is the stormwater outfall for the development.

Companies Involved: Monex Development Company; GIBB Consulting Engineers; Dr. Bill Harding