George Leslie Ltd

Key Facts

  • Client: Railtrack Scotland
  • Engineer: Bovis Construction
  • Contract value: £333,000
  • Duration of works: October – December 1996

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Railway Works

Bearsden Station Improvements

This contract formed part of a series of station refurbishments carried out with Bovis Construction under the Extended Arm method of procurement that Railtrack favoured in the late 90’s.

Typically the works involved the refurbishment and upgrading of the existing station building and footbridge as well as the installation of a new platform drainage system.

Much of the work had to be carried out during weekend/nightshift possession.  This was obviously the case when regauging the platforms which involved the removal of the existing platform edging and replacement with new precast oversail units to suit current track alignment.

Careful planning ensured that the work was carried out on programme and with minimal inconvenience to passengers and no disruption to rail traffic.

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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