The £10m North Renfrew Flood Prevention Scheme comprises a 3m high embankment and a new underground pumping station at the Mill Burn at Fingal Roadto protect more than 300 homes and businesses in North Renfrew.
The embankment, which runs westward for 1km from Ferry Road, provides a barrier against direct flooding from the Clyde. The pumping station will ensure that tidal surges on the Clyde do not cause the Mill Burn to overflow and flood local properties.
The new scheme will see an end to periodic flooding which has required sandbagging of many homes and businesses in the area at least once a year. The combination of tidal surges and overflow from the burn has created flooding problems in the north end of Renfrew since the area was reclaimed from the river 300 years ago.
Aerial view of location here