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The Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel

Shieldhall Tunnel

Scottish Water is building a 3.1 mile-long waste water tunnel in the south of Glasgow as part of the biggest upgrade of the city’s waste water network in more than a century. 

The £100m tunnel is being constructed from Craigton Industrial Estate, and will run under Bellahouston Park, Pollok Park, along Titwood Road to Queen’s Park where it ties into the existing sewer network. The project will improve water quality in the River Clyde and its tributaries and reduce flooding issues at key locations. 

The tunnel is being constructed using a specially designed tunnel boring machine. The tunnel route was carefully selected to minimise disruption. It will be big enough to fit a double-decker bus inside and more than five times as long as the Clyde Tunnel.

Our Shieldhall Tunnel projects video “Commute with a Difference” can be viewed here. To read the story about the tunnel engineers 'Commute with a Difference' click here.

The construction phase of Scotland’s biggest waste water tunnel, which will help tackle flooding and improve river water quality in the Glasgow area, has been completed. To read more about the story click here. To view the video of the breakthrough click here.

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