George Leslie Ltd

Key Facts

  • Client: Scottish Water Solutions 2
  • Engineer: SWS2/Jacobs
  • Conditions of contract: NEC3 Option C
  • Contract value: £305,000
  • Duration of works: June 2012 – October 2012

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Reservoir Working

Knockendon Reservoir Repairs

This project comprised miscellaneous, general capital maintenance and repair works to Knockendon Reservoir situated in a remote location, 5 miles to the north-west of Dalry in Ayrshire.

The main elements of work included:

  • concrete repairs to the spillway channel invert
  • stone pitching repairs to the embankment
  • the installation of new mitre drainage.

General removal of overgrown vegetation, access repairs and improvement and miscellaneous fencing completed the works which was all undertaken using small-scale plant due to the 5t weight restriction across the reservoir embankment.

The existing reservoir levels were monitored on a daily basis to ensure that a safe working environment was maintained, with precautions taken when working adjacent to the water.  Special consideration was also given to the work within the steeply sloping spillway which included the provision of roped safety lines and air bags.

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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