George Leslie Ltd

Key Facts

  • Client: Scottish Water
  • Engineer: AECOM
  • Conditions of contract: NEC3 Option C
  • Contract value: £1,920,000
  • Duration of works: November 2013 - June 2014

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Wastewater Pipelines, Tunnels & Shafts

St Andrews Flood Alleviation

This Design & Build project was to alleviate sewer flooding in The Links area of St Andrews adjacent to the 18th fairway of the iconic Old Course with a new foul sewer attenuation tank and pumping station together with upgrading the sewer network capacity.

Sewer upgrading work involved laying new pipelines, 200m of which was along the A91 main access route into the town with the same length down the narrow connecting Grannie Clark’s Wynd and on The Links itself.  Attenuation was provided by a 9m diameter x 10m deep pumping station shaft located in the New Club car park.

Construction of the new sewer networks required a careful and measured approach with poor ground conditions including a high water table and running sand, and also the congested nature of existing public utilities services The main road working also required detailed and comprehensive traffic management arrangements to minimise traffic delays around the town. A section of the new sewer network encroached onto the historic Old Course golf course under the Swilken Burn adjacent to the famous Swilken Bridge, and close liaison with the Golf Links management was required to ensure works were carried out with little disruption to the golf club operation.

The success of the project was largely due to the cooperative approach shown by all key stakeholders, with extensive discussion and liaison between GL and Fife Council, Scottish Water’s project team, local businesses, residents, the Links management and other key stakeholders to insure disruption was minimised on this intrusive work.

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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