George Leslie Ltd

Key Facts

  • Client: Glasgow City Council
  • Engineer: Glasgow City Council (Land & Environmental Services)
  • Conditions of contract: NEC 3 Option A
  • Contract value: £1.373m
  • Duration of works: March - August 2018
Roads & Bridges


In 2015 Polmadie Footbridge was closed to public access with the bridge deck removed due to safety concerns.

This project was to undertake strengthening works to the four existing piers and construct new abutments together with a 100m x 4.7m wide replacement deck, to restore pedestrian access from the developing Oatlands area of Glasgow to reconnect with the city centre through Glasgow Green.

The main elements of work included:

  • Strengthening and reconstruction of the existing pier heads
  • The construction of new R.C. abutments with stone cladding
  • Fabrication & installation of steel, box-girder deck beams
  • Installation of precast concrete deck panels
  • Feature curved pedestrian parapets

Aesthetic LED parapet lighting, realignment of the approach footpaths, feature fencing and street furniture together with a stepped, natural stone, approach feature completed the works.

Extensive ground preparation which included compacted hardcore upfill and reinforced concrete pad foundations to provide a crane platform for the 1250t Superlift mobile crane which was required for the installation of the 20t deck beams.

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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George Leslie Ltd, Blackbyres Road, Barrhead, Glasgow, G78 1DU  |  |  +44 (0)141 881 9131