Glasgow Resilience Project
The Glasgow Resilience Project, to increase the resilience and protect supplies for a million customers across Glasgow and Ayrshire is underway.
This major investment involves the installation of seven miles of new pipes to connect the Glasgow area’s water network and the system in Ayrshire.
Installation of the new water main will take place in phases across the Ibrox, Mosspark, Pollok, Priesthill, Nitshill, and Parkhouse areas of Glasgow.
The project is being delivered for Scottish Water by Caledonia Water Alliance, our alliance partner, and is expected to be completed in 2023.
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At a Glance
- Supply resilience
- Capital Investment
- Delivered by Caledonia Water Alliance
- Completion expected 2023
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Around a million customers in Glasgow and Ayrshire will benefit from this major investment to improve the water mains network.
What We Are DoingThe new main will run from Ibrox to a reservoir storage tank in the Parkhouse/Darnley area.
A new pumping station will be built at Ibrox which will push water to an existing pumping station in Parkhouse/Darnley for onward distribution to Ayrshire.
Four tunnels - one under the M8 motorway and the Glasgow-Ayr railway line, another under the Paisley Canal railway and White Cart Water, another under the Glasgow-Barrhead-Kilmarnock railway, and one under the Levern Water - will be constructed along the route of the new main.
There will be road crossings where the main will be installed at 15 locations including, from north to south: Edmiston Drive, Mosspark Boulevard, Corkerhill Road, Kinnell Avenue, Linthaugh Road, Braidcraft Road, Barrhead Road, Nitshill Road, Darnley Road, and Corselet Road.
It will also be installed in a number of parks, including Bellahouston Park and Househill Park.
Latest InformationThere will be a significant amount of construction activity and while there will be some disruption in communities and for road users, we will do our very best to minimise this.
We will ensure that affected customers and road users are kept informed about our work.
|1||Edmiston Drive and Broomloan Road||Pipe installation;
Ibrox Pumping Station – Planning application submitted to Glasgow City Council and awaiting approval
|2||Bellahouston Park||Pipe installation through park will commence on Monday 24th May and will last for around 6 months. Local path diversions will be in place.|
Road crossing for pipe installation. Mosspark Boulevard will be closed for around 5 weeks starting on Tuesday 1st June.
A section of Corkerhill Road will be closed from its junction with Mosspark Boulevard to its junction with Mosspark Drive from 21 July for 14 weeks.
A diversion route will be in place via Paisley Road West and Mosspark Drive.
|4||Lochar Park||Site set-up, including access road construction, due to commence on Monday 24th May 2021, lasting around 6 weeks.
Pipe installation will follow on once above activities completed.
Why We Are Doing This
Connecting the networks will provide a two-way water supply between the Milngavie Water Treatment Works (WTW) system, which provides water for more than 700,000 people across much of the Glasgow area, and the Bradan WTW system which supplies more than 200,000 customers across much of Ayrshire. It will also benefit almost 50,000 customers in East Renfrewshire.
In the event of a disruption to water supply in either Ayrshire or Glasgow, the new system will allow millions of litres of water to be transferred in either direction, minimising the impact on customers if there is a burst main or other operational issues.
Linking our supply systems will ensure that high quality drinking water can continue to be supplied to current customers and for generations to come.
The investment in new pipelines and associated infrastructure below ground will also support the continued development above ground in communities across these areas and will enable them to continue to grow and thrive.
More than seven miles of new pipes will be installed to connect networks between Glasgow and Ayrshire.
InnovationThe work will involve the use of innovative construction materials and techniques to reduce carbon emissions and power requirements.
Solar panels will also offset the power demands at the new Ibrox pumping station, with the new mains using gravity to reduce power use by 60 per cent.