Edendale Mega City

Work has started on the R250 million Edendale Mega City Walkway in Pietermaritzburg.
The development is designed to meet the retail needs of the city's under-serviced markets and is also an investment in the natural environment. The investment will continue beyond its opening which is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011, and a strong conservation ethos is being applied throughout the development of the 26 000 square metre complex. The lighlight is the design and creation of a wetland flanking the project. Edendale Mega City is spearheaded by a black economic empowerment joint venture between local property developer Rob Alexander of Ducatus Properties and Tebogo Mogashoa of Tebfin Developments. Mogashoa said, "An environmental impact assessment was undertaken, identifying the adjacent wetland as the key environmental focus. The wetland will serve as a buffer zone and a natural feature of the development" The 1,3 hectare wetland will absorb stormwater flows coming from the centre and aid in the filtration of the centre's runoff before it enters the Msunduzi River.

Written by: Mani | Date Added: 15 Nov 2010