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Project Overview

Scottish Water is investing in a major project to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Giffnock.

The project involves the installation of an underground storm storage tank to increase the capacity of the existing waste water network at this location.
It is being delivered by our in-house delivery team with our main contractors George Leslie Ltd and is expected to take around 13 months for completion. 

Work is due to begin during the school summer holidays.

At a Glance

  • Tackle Sewer Flooding
  • Multi-Million Pounds Investment
  • Main Contractors George Leslie Ltd
  • Anticipated 13 Months Duration

View of Graffham Avenue in Giffnock

Graffham Avenue

A storm storage tank will be installed beneath the grassed open space at the junction of Braidholm Road with Whitton Drive and Graffham Avenue.

What We Are Doing 

A new offline underground storage tank will be installed beneath the grassed open space on the south side of Braidholm Road next to its junction with Whitton Drive and Graffham Avenue.

This will alleviate pressure on the existing waste water network during extreme weather events by providing extra capacity for stormwater storage. The water will then be pumped back into the network when capacity allows.

Why We Are Doing It

Historically, the area has been prone to sewer flooding during times of heavy rainfall. 

This significant investment will address internal sewer flooding and the distress and upset it causes.

Once complete, the increased capacity in the new infrastructure will help reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the area and make a real difference to the households who have been affected in the past. 

View of Braidholm Road Giffnock

Braidholm Road

The work will hep alleviate flooding in Braidholm Road, Giffnock. 

Latest Updates

June 2022

The full closure of a short section of Braidholm Road, from Merryton Avenue to Merrylee Park Avenue, will come into effect on Monday 1st August, 2022.

This closure was originally planned from Monday 27th June. 

This change is not anticipated to impact the overall programme of works which are expected to take around 13 months for completion. 

As planned, work to create the construction site on the grassed area at Braidholm Road begins on Monday 27th June. 

From Monday 4th July, a temporary road closure will be in place on a short stretch of Graffham Avenue, at the Graffham Avenue/Whitton Drive junction closest to Braidholm Road, for around five days. This will allow access to be built to the construction site.

From Monday 1 August, Braidholm Road will then be closed to through traffic from Merryton Avenue to Merrylee Park Avenue for 11 months with local diversions in place. There will be no parking, however, pedestrian access will be maintained. Access will be maintained to Braidbar Farm Road and Park Grove Avenue via traffic lights during this time.

From Monday 1 August 2022 until October 2022, access to Braidbar Farm Road and Park Grove Avenue will be from the direction of Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians (GHA) rugby club along Braidholm Road.

From October 2022 until June 2023, access to Braidbar Farm Road and Park Grove Avenue will be from the direction of Giffnock Police Station along Braidholm Road.

Temporary traffic management plans have been agreed in liaison with East Renfrewshire and Glasgow City councils. 

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