Vancouver Island Technology Park
The former Glendale Lodge Hospital was redeveloped into the Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP) as a space for high-technology research and development businesses. Aqua-Tex designed the stormwater management plan to deal with immediate redevelopment on the site as well as future expansion. Stormwater ponds and channels were created on two sides of the property in order to provide maximum detention and infiltration, and capture runoff from adjacent parking areas at Camosun College and Layritz Park. Walking trails were placed outside the floodplain and their location was determined through collaboration with the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific and Saanich Parks.
The cost savings generated by using an ecological approach to stormwater management instead of a traditional engineered approach have been documented at $500,000.