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The Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel

Shieldhall Tunnel

Scottish Water has completed a 3.1 mile-long waste water tunnel in the south of Glasgow as part of the biggest upgrade of the city’s waste water network in more than a century. 

The £100m Shieldhall Tunnel was constructed from Craigton Industrial Estate, and runs under Bellahouston Park, Pollok Park, along Titwood Road to Queen’s Park where it ties into the existing sewer network. The project will improve water quality in the River Clyde and its tributaries and reduce flooding issues at key locations. 

The tunnel was constructed using a specially designed tunnel boring machine. The tunnel route was carefully selected to minimise disruption. It is big enough to fit a double-decker bus inside and more than five times as long as the Clyde Tunnel.

 

Our Shieldhall Tunnel project videos, which tell the story from the start of the project to the breakthrough of the tunnel boring machine and the switching on of the tunnel, can be viewed here.

 

To read the story about the completion of the tunnel project click here.

 

Check out the article on the Water and Waste Water Treatment website about the completion of the Shieldhall Tunnel here: https://wwtonline.co.uk/features/tunnel-vision-building-the-shieldhall-sewer-superstructure 

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