Project status prepare

Project Overview 

We are carrying out sewer repair and ground stabilisation works near to Provost Driver Court in Renfrew.

Preparatory work is well under way ahead of the main works happening in the coming months (during 2023)

The project will be delivered by our contractor George Leslie Ltd. 

At a Glance

  • Sewer Repair
  • Ground Stabilisation Works 
  • Main Contractors George Leslie Ltd.

Digger at King George V Playing Fields

Preparatory Works

Preparatory works are well under way, in advance of the main works taking place later this year. 

What We Are Doing 

Scottish Water and its main contractor George Leslie Ltd. plan to replace around 30m of waste water pipe and surface water pipe beneath King George V Playing Fields, adjacent to Provost Driver Court Sewage Pumping Station. 

Two manholes will also be constructed.

These are complex works due to the poor, sandy ground conditions and high water table within the work area. 

Specialist sub-contractors and equipment will be used. 

Why We Are Doing It 

In 2020 we identified ingress of silt to the waste water infrastructure within Provost Driver Court Sewage Pumping Station. Steps were taken to rectify the situation, however, the silt reappeared within a matter of weeks. 

Investigations were carried out and a sunken area of land was identified on the playing fields above the main sewer line running into the pumping station. A damaged section of waste water pipe was allowing sand and silt to enter the waste water network.

These works will help return the existing pumping station to full operation, removing the need for continued Scottish Water site presence and increased maintenance visits carried out by Scottish Water and a wide range of contractors. 

Provost Driver Court project

A sunken area of land was identified

Provost Driver Court project cctv

CCTV investigations revealed damage to a section of waste water pipe

Latest Updates

November 2023

We held a drop-in community event in Renfrew High on Wednesday 8 November - please see below (at the foot of this web page)  the documents which were displayed at that event.

Up until now, our teams have been predominantly readying the site prior to any actual construction activities for the remedial repair to the sewer. While the site is being prepared our project team have been busy finalising the design, scope, and work programme. 

We were unable to begin the actual construction phase of the works until we had completed the investment review process. This is the main reason for the limited site activity recently.

Now that we have completed this process, our delivery partners George Leslie will mobilise further to begin the necessary remedial work on the sewer. There will be some minor work throughout October while we procure equipment and materials. The major construction activities are expected to begin around November 2023. 

Provost Driver Court


Sheet piling being delivered ahead of the main construction works

Information Event 

Here you can view documents from an information event which was held on Wednesday 8 November 2023.

View documents