George Leslie Ltd

Key Facts

  • Client: First Scotrail
  • Engineer: Jacobs
  • Conditions of contract: ICE 7th Edition
  • Contract value: £665,000
  • Duration of works: September 2009 – March 2010

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Railway Works

SPT Trainwash, Broomloan Depot Govan

The works proceeded with alternative entry arrangements to the site being arranged and negotiated by George Leslie Ltd with third parties to access the east end of the depot, thus avoiding the daily traversing of operational rail traffic and removing the risk of operatives crossing over live conductor rails.

The multidisciplinary works comprised the formation of a 50m x 5m reinforced concrete foundation and associated works for a moving gantry trainwash for the Glasgow Underground (Subway) trains. All works were undertaken in the operational Broomloan Maintenance Depot with approved methodology and all personnel PTS trained and certificated.

The works comprised the removal of rail track, sleepers  and ballast under rail isolation conditions,  excavation through contaminated ground at the east end of the depot, with the excavation lined utilising a containment geomembrane. The formation of a 250m3 reinforced concrete foundation was completed in four pours, with the installation of new track works, plinth, support structure and installation of moving gantry trainwash completing this element of work.

Other works included RC foundations for the supply & installation of a prefabricated trainwash control building, drainage network installation in and adjacent to the trainwash site, directional drilling of utility services across the operational depot and under the Glasgow Subway tunnels, remote chemical and grey water pumping station (recycling grey water for use in trainwash) complete with all associated prefabricated buildings, P-Way track works, utilities ductwork and all mechanical and electrical services.


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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