Work is due to start on a project to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding the lower area of Craigleith Road, Edinburgh in February 2021 subject to planning approval.  

The project will increase the capacity of the sewer network to better protect properties and streets from sewer flooding at times of heavy rainfall. 

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 possible local road closures on Craiglieth Road, Orchard Bank and Orchard Place.  

The work will be carried out by our alliance partners amey Black & Veatch (aBV) and is expected to take just over a year to complete.