JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), equal joint owners of the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town, will be commissioning a R184 million desalination plant in the precinct in March and April next year.

At full capacity, it will enable the Waterfront to go off the water grid.

David Green, the chief executive of the V&A Waterfront, confirmed the desalination plant is scalable and could provide between 3.5 million and five million litres of water per day.