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Oakmall

Taking care of your sewer network in Greenock

Watch the latest video of the investment work here.

What we are doing?

We are taking care of the waste water services in your community by upgrading the sewer pipes to help alleviate flooding in the area. This £2.8m investment project began in January 2018 and, once completed, will help alleviate flooding that occurs at the Oakmall Shopping Centre during periods of severe rainfall. 

What does the project involve?

Forty-seven metres of pipework is being installed to upgrade the existing sewer network, improve the water flow, and reduce the risk of flooding in the Oak Mall Shopping Centre and surrounding areas. The work is being carried out by Scottish Water’s alliance partner Amey Black and Veatch. The work is expected to take approximately 9 months for completion.

Where is the work taking place? 

Our current work is being carried out on the existing network in three separate locations: (see map below for locations) :- 

Bullring Car Park


The work within the Bullring car park has now been completed and the car park is in operation. 

B&M Car Park 

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Work is ongoing to install two Combined Sewer Overflows within the car park of the B&M Home Store - located at point 1(Westburn Street) and point 2 (Inverkip Street) on the map below. Workers will use the open cut method to install pipework to connect the two chambers.

Please note:
•Parking has been suspended in some parking bays within the car park. Works have been located away from the shop entrance to help minimise disruption for customers and staff. 
•Diversion of existing utilities required at the start of the project which will require traffic management on the A78 Inverkip Street.
•Full pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
•You may notice some noise and vibration from the works. 

Plan of 3 locations of work:

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w/c 21st May 2018 – Traffic flow management to be set up on Inverkip Street 

We have to tunnel across to the existing sewer that is located in the middle of Inverkip roundabout. We shall then dig a shaft to make the connection to the new sewer. To do this work safely we have to introduce traffic  management on Inverkip Road. From w/c 21st May 2018, a section of Inverkip Road will be reduced from from 4 lanes down to 2 (one lane open each way). This shall last for 10-12 weeks. After this phase in August, a four way traffic light set up will be required at the roundabout with Inverkip St / Sir Michael St / High St for up to 4 weeks.

Public information stand held at Oakmall shopping mall

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An information stand was held in the Oakmall shopping mall between 19/04/18 – 03/05/18.

To view the information slides, please click here.

Inverclyde catchment study

Future studies and investigations will be carried out to look at the flooding risk across the wider area.

Please click here for more information on the Inverclyde catchment study.