Innovative materials, methods and equipment have been at the centre of a multi-million-pound project conducted by George Leslie on behalf of Scottish Water to tackle sewer flooding in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire.

Over 1000 tonnes of low carbon concrete was used to construct a 13metre deep storm water tank and overspill chamber.

Other environmentally friendly measures taken included the use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as fuel, huge electric batteries instead of generators and recycled aggregates.

The new offline underground storage tank has been installed beneath the grassed open space on the south side of Braidholm Road next to the junction with Whitton Drive and Graffham Avenue.

It will provide extra capacity for storm water storage during extreme weather events, alleviating pressure on the waste water network which has also been upgraded. The excess water will be pumped back into the network when capacity allows.

Residents in Braidholm Road also faced up to a year of restricted access to their properties and construction work literally on their doorstep.

Works began in June 2022 with the road closure of Braidholm Road, Giffnock and was not re-opened until a year later in June 2023. Reinstatement and landscaping works are expected to be completed by the autumn.