Enabled by funded from the Glasgow City Region City Deal - www.glasgowcityregion.co.uk - and Scottish Government Flooding Capital Grant contribution, the Camlachie Burn Improvements Project is a £4.5million project that will refurbish two sections of the burn in the east end of Glasgow. This will have the effect of removing two partial restrictions to flow in the watercourse which will improve the potential to convey flows from the east end, resulting in a reduction in flood risk and will help to facilitate regeneration in the area.
The works on Shettleston Road, to the east of the The Forge Market, will replace an existing 300m section of culvert, which is in poor condition, with a new 120m section of culvert and 180m section of open-channel forming a new water feature along a stretch of Shettleston Road. The construction activities also include traffic management, diversion of existing services, installation of landscaping features to the new open-channel section and provision of a culvert trash screen.
The Biggar Street site is located to the south of a former chemical works and north of the Forge Retail Park. This location is downstream of the confluence of the Camlachie Burn and the Carntyne Burn which flows from the north east side of Glasgow. The works involve replacing 110m of existing open-channel section of the Camlachie Burn that is in poor condition with a new open-channel section aligned on a more favourable gradient.
The construction activities also include formation of a new access road, crossing a main sewer pipe and provision of a new culvert trash screen.
The project started on site in October 2017 and is expected to be completed early 2019.
Location of construction works at Biggar St and Shettleston Road
(Winter 2017-18 Newsletter)