Plans in motion for City to clear Athlone Power Station site for new development

The City of Cape Town is set to take the next step to decommission the Athlone Power Station site, reports EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger.

Seven years after the demolition of the Athlone Power Station cooling towers, the site will be decommissioned in preparation for re-development.

It's believed that the City wants to retain all brick buildings, the coal store and brick smoke stacks, provided they are still structurally sound.

It plans to award a three-year, R13 million tender to de-clutter the site in preparation for re-development.

According to Dentlinger, the awarding of the tender was stalled in 2012 because of a protracted legal battle with the engineering company Aurecon.

This year the ConCourt ruled that Aurecon should carry out the contract to decommission the power station.

Aurecon will now be responsible for the removal of all redundant material and electrical infrastructure, as well as the rehabilitation of contaminated area.

No redevelopment plans have been finalised as yet.

In 2015, the City has consulted with World Bank to strategise on a mixed-use development design which would include residential, commercial, retail and public facilities.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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