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Project Overview

This investment project will increase the capacity 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

construction site

Craigleith Road Flooding

Construction is progressing well with the storage tank being installed at the old Royal Victoria Hospital

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 Craigleith 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.
  • The main works and a road closure on Craigleith Road started on 25th October with diversion via Orchard Brae and Queensferry Road - please all signs. 
  • Traffic calming speed humps have been installed on Orchard Road; this is to discourage the use of the road as a 'rat run' instead of the proper diversion route 

Good progress is being made with the first 2 rings of the storm tank shaft already installed and we are nearing a 3rd of the way through the laying of new sewer pipes along Craigleith Road. 

We would like to thank the local community for their continued patience and understanding as we carry out this essential work.


construction site in city

Helping reduce the risk of flooding

This investment will help reduce the risk of flooding in Craigleith

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.