George Leslie Ltd

Key Facts

  • Client: AMCO
  • Conditions of contract: ICC (Minor Works)
  • Contract value: £230,000
  • Duration of works: Aug 2015 - Oct 2015

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General Civil Engineering, Renewables & Environmental, Railway Works

Queens Viaduct – Irvine (Scour Protection)

Constructed in 1840, the B-listed, six-span, masonry arch Queens Viaduct in Irvine carries the main Glasgow to Stranraer rail link over the River Irvine. The project was to provide scour protection to the support piers.

Works consisted of:-

  • A stoned access track across the river with flumed flow controls to maintain tidal flow
  • A stone bund constructed to enable dry working areas for the scour protection to the piers
  • Geotextile membrane and rock armour protection
  • Concrete to scoured voids in the existing pier apron and additional concrete collar protection

Careful excavation was undertaken to preserve historic underground pier temporary works and all the work was carried out under Network Rail’s Rules of the Route procedures with close liaison with SEPA, SNH (with an adjacent SSSI)and the Fisheries Board.

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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