Scottish Water Help Corkerhill Community in Glasgow

07 October 2022
Work underway at Nethercraigs Sports club

Supporting the Community

Workers at Nethercraigs Sports Club

Scottish Water, and its alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA), have donated grass seeds and fencing to help the community in the Corkerhill area of Glasgow with improvements to local sports facilities and the community hub.

During our major pipe installation project to improve services to customers, work on Corkerhill Road and Braidcraft Road, which required road traffic management and diversions, has had an impact on the community and caused some inconvenience to road users.

As a way of thanking the community for their co-operation, patience and understanding, we have donated grass seeds to help improve pitches at Nethercraigs Sports Club and some fencing to make a safe environment for users. We also recently worked to clear an area to the side of the community hub to help with the delivery of a quality outdoor area for hub users to enjoy.

This will complement other improvement work being carried out there, including work funded by the Glasgow City Area Partnership.

Jane McKenzie, Communications Manager at Scottish Water, said: “We have been carrying out a lot of work in the area and this has required road traffic management and diversions.

“While we always make every effort to minimise any disruption, the road traffic management has inevitably caused some inconvenience to road users in the area.

“We greatly appreciate the co-operation, patience and understanding of everyone impacted by this and, as a way of thanking the community, we have made these donations to help provide lasting improvements to facilities that all local people can use and enjoy.”

Gordon Keenan, chief executive of Pollok United, which uses the pitches, said: “Pollok United would like to thank Scottish Water and Caledonian Water Alliance for their in-kind matching support and assistance which, linked to Glasgow City Area Partnership funding, will enable us to create a quality outdoor leisure area for users of the Corkerhill hub facility.”

The pipe installation work in Corkerhill is part of the Glasgow Resilience Project, which involves the installation of seven miles of new pipes to connect the Glasgow area’s water network and the system in Ayrshire.

This will increase resilience and protect supplies for about one million customers.

The new water main is being installed in the Ibrox, Mosspark, Pollok, Priesthill, Nitshill and Parkhouse areas of Glasgow. 

The project is being delivered for Scottish Water by CWA and is expected to be completed in 2023.