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 Paisley TBM

Project Overview

This £17m project will involve the construction of a one mile long sewer, under the streets of Paisley and the installation of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in the town centre and is expected to take two years to complete.

The route of the pipe will start at Bridge Street car park and go across the Watermill Hotel car park and Lonend before going along Saucel Street, beneath Saucelhill Park and the railway line near Canal Street Station, Espedair Street, Rowan Street and Kilncroft Lane/Neilston Road. 

This investment will substantially reduce the frequency of spills from the sewer network into the Espedair Burn and White Cart Water in storm conditions. It is part of the wider investment in Greater Glasgow which will improve river water quality and the natural environment and tackle flooding.

Key Project Facts:

  • Work started on 10th October and is expected to take two years in total to complete
  • The project will be carried out in phases starting at Bridge Street where we will construct a large diameter interceptor sewer. 
  • As of 10th October 2016, the car park at Bridge Street will be closed for 12 months 
  • From 17th October, a section of the Bladda Lane car park at the Watermill Hotel will be closed for six months

There will be road traffic management required during this project and we will update the page with details as work progresses.

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Tunnel Boring Machine launched as part of massive Paisley environmental project

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A state-of-the-art machine which will construct a key part of a one mile-long waste water tunnel, or sewer, under the streets of Paisley has been launched by Scottish Water.