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New “green” Depot for Century City

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Date 27 February 2020

On Friday, 21 February 2020, Century City Property Owners’ Association took handover of their newly completed 1 200 square metre Depot.  This multi-use facility will be used as a maintenance workshop, tools and equipment storage, changing rooms and showers for maintenance and ground staff.

They will be moving into their new “digs” during the first week of March from what was meant to be a temporary facility at Ratanga Junction, but which became a 10-year residence and is now well beyond its lifecycle. 

“It’s the first time since the inception of Century City that our maintenance and ground staff have an appropriate facility where they can work, enjoy a lunch break and shower before they go home” says CCPOA’s Facilities and Infrastructure Manager, Gordon Ralph.  “We are proud to have been intrinsically involved in the management of this project together with Tim Hughes Architects and Big Ben Construction.”

“The Depot was designed utilising green building principles”, says Ralph.  “Green initiatives include extended roof eaves to cast a shadow over the horizontal windows, use of natural light to reduce the need for lights, LED lights throughout the building to reduce energy demand and a 10kW solar system to reduce dependency on the municipality’s supplied electricity.  The offices only get morning sun, so air conditioning is not required to cool the building.  Recycled effluent is used for the irrigation and the flushing of toilets.”