George Leslie Ltd

Key Facts

  • Client: Scottish Water Solutions
  • Engineer: Faber Maunsell / Scottish Water Solutions
  • Conditions of contract: NEC Option C
  • Contract value: £5,160,000
  • Duration of works: February 2005 – April 2006

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Wastewater Treatment Works

Tayport Wastewater Treatment Works

The Tayport Wastewater Project provides wastewater treatment for the North Fife communities of Tayport, Newport and Wormit to comply with EEC directives. Wastewater flows from each community are transferred by new pumping stations through approximately 4km of new HPPE rising mains to the location of the new treatment works, which was selected following extensive feasibility optioneering of various potential sites.

The new treatment process comprised the design, construction, installation and commissioning of the following principal elements:

  • Inlet works with upstream valve chamber, flume channel, screen channels and degritting plant.
  • Sequence Batch Reactors in 3nr 15m diam concrete tanks.
  • Air Blowers
  • 12m diam final effluent balancing tank and combined pumping station.
  • Sludge thickening system, with feeder pumps, pumping station and storage tanks and tanker discharge points

Ancillary accommodation works also included retaining walls, access roads and footpaths, an odour control plant, service water storage, interconnecting pipework and a steel-framed admin building.

Detailed design development and carefully planned construction sequencing enabled minimisation of the Works footprint. Extensive earthworks resulted in the major structures being partially buried and a screening earthwork bund was constructed around the perimeter of the site, all to minimise the visual intrusion of the works, located at this prominent location on the south shore of the River Tay estuary

News updates


The overall project involves the off-site fabrication and installation of a new linkspan structure at Oban Ferry Terminal for client Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMal).

12th February 2019

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GL return to the Sound of Kerrera

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

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Polmadie Bridge official opening……..

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

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