Qualico Communities Vancouver - Westbrooke - Aerial Development3
Aerial view of the stormwater detention facility's development
Qualico Communities Vancouver -  Westbrooke - Aerial Development1
Aerial view of the stormwater detention facility's development
Qualico Communities Vancouver - Westbrooke - Aerial Development2
Aerial view of the stormwater detention facility's development
Qualico Communities Vancouver - Westbrooke - Underground Stormwater Detention Facility System
Cross-section graphic of the underground stormwater detention facility system underneath the natural grass turf fields
  • ACEC-BC Award
    McElhanney Consulting Engineers - Award of Excellence
  • Community Area Serviced
    138 acres
  • Capacity of Stormwater Detention Facility
    21,200 m3 of stormwater
  • Innovation
    First underground stormwater detention facility in Langley

Qualico Communities designs and builds an underground stormwater detention facility to service Langley's Westbrooke community.

Located in Langley’s Willoughby Heights neighbourhood, Westbrooke is a Qualico Community that features one of the largest underground stormwater detention facilities in North America. The non-traditional, sustainable and innovative facility is the first-of-its-kind in the Township of Langley, servicing a 138 acre catchment area.

The facility was a requirement for development approval for Westbrooke I, and upon discovery that the traditional above-ground storm pond was too expensive due to high land costs and insufficient acreage, the Township of Langley, Qualico, and McElhanney Consulting Engineering Ltd. collaborated on a solution. It was proposed to combine two municipal facilities into the same footprint: a stormwater detention tank system installed below the sports fields in Community Park.

The 21,200-m3-system includes storm sewers, detention tanks, and flow diversion manholes to redirect sediment and debris during heavy rainfall, as well as two natural grass turf fields at surface-level.

In 2019, the Association of Consulting Engineers of BC (ACEC-BC) awarded McElhanney Consulting Engineers the Award of Excellence for the Dual Use Detention Centre/Sports Field.

78 Ave. & 204 St., Langley, BC

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