£6.9M Project Back on Site in Inverclyde

07 July 2020
Loch Thom Reservoir

Loch Thom Reservoir

Our reservoir in Greenock, Inverclyde, provides drinking water to around 100,000 people in Greenock, Port Glasgow, Lochwinnoch and the surrounding areas. 

Our £6.9m investment project is back on site at Loch Thom Reservoir in Greenock and it’s a hive of activity even despite the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Contractors George Leslie Ltd have put significant measures in place ensuring the safety and wellbeing of workers is at the forefront of the work being done here to improve the infrastructure. 

As well as measures like segregated welfare facilities, social distancing and additional hygiene practices, dedicated COVID-19 monitors in each of the squads working on-site are on hand to offer guidance. 

Loch Thom Reservoir
Crane at Loch Thom Reservoir
COVID19 measures in place at Loch Thom Reservoir
Loch Thom Reservoir

Loch Thom Reservoir Upgrades

Our £6.9M improvement project will help safeguard the reservoir and allow a greater volume of water to be drawn from it when required.

Tony Judge, Reservoir Safety Team Manager, is the supervising engineer for Loch Thom and is impressed at how the site is operating under the current circumstances. He explained: “It’s been a great team effort to get this project re-mobilised. Everyone has taken the new working procedures in their stride while at the same time recognising the importance of them.

“George Leslie implemented COVID-19 monitors and they have been a key part of the site’s success. The monitors oversee daily tasks, ensure team members have suitable PPE and make sure everyone follows the correct procedures while adhering to the COVID-19 guidance that has been set out for the construction industry. The site is a great example of how things should be done and will be used as a blueprint for projects going forward.”

Loch Thom provides drinking water to around 100,000 people in Greenock, Port Glasgow, Lochwinnoch and the surrounding areas. Once complete the substantial improvements being undertaken will help safeguard the reservoir and allow a greater volume of water to be drawn from it when required.