Project status prepare

Project Overview

This investment project - which is due to start around August 2021 (currently awaiting planning approval) - will help reduce the risk of flooding in the lower area of Craigleith Road in Edinburgh.  It will increase the capactiy of the sewer network to help better protect properties and streets from sewer flooding at time of heavy rainfall.

At a Glance

  • Flood prevention
  • Delivered by amey Black & Veatch
  • Approx. 1 year duration

What we are doing

Work will involve the installation of new, larger diameter sewer pipes on Craigleith Road and Orchard Bank, along with the construction of a 12 metre diameter, 10 metre deep storm water storage tank within land on the south east corner of the former Royal Victoria Hospital site adjacent to the existing gate house. During the works there will be traffic management needed and local road closures on Craiglieth Road, Orchard Bank and Orchard Place (see map below). Work will be carried out in phases to help minimise disruption and access to driveways will be made to residents on the road closure.
Craigleith Road Closure

Craigleith Road Closure

Area of road closure shown in red with diversion route in yellow

Why we are doing it

A number of residents in the area have previously been affected by sewer flooding. The work being done here will increase the capacity of the local waste water network and will provide extra storage during heavy rainfall. This improvement project will help reduce the risk of flooding in the lower area of Craigleith Road.