The new Glencorse Water Treatment Works provides water into supply for the greater part of south Edinburgh, including Edinburgh City Centre, the Old Town, Canongate, Liberton, Prestonfield, and The Inch. Following commissioning into service, enhanced measures were required on the large diameter treated water trunk mains supply to increase resilience and reduce the risk of service disruption and flooding due to bursts.
One such measure was the installation of a new Pressure Reducing Valves (PRV) facility at the former Alnwickhill water treatment works site in Liberton. This solution involved a 20m x 15m x 5m deep excavation within a sheet-piled cofferdam within a confined construction site bounded by the main A701 route into Edinburgh and new-build housing to enable the construction of a large reinforced concrete chamber to house the new PRV system together with the ancillary pipework and supports, and including the MEICA and MCC kiosk requirements.
The main elements of work included:
Successful completion of the project required careful working to maintain the integrity of the essential trunk supply main and minimising disturbance within this confined location.
GL making a return visit to the Sound of Kerrera off Oban, to undertake substantial repairs to the breakwater which suffered collision damage following an altercation with a workboat earlier this year.
14th December 2018
Michael Matheson MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity covered all his portfolios at the official opening of the new Polmadie Footbridge giving pedestrian and cycle transport access,
18th September 2018
GL are ahead of the curve in their support for Scottish Water’s recently launched campaign to encourage people to use a refillable bottle to ‘top up from the tap’ with over 250 GL-branded reusable water bottles distributed across the sites over the past three weeks.
27th June 2018