Following construction of the South Dalmarnock Regional SuDS pond itself in 2014, the final section of connecting pipework to direct surface water flows from the wider Dalmarnock catchment, was completed in autumn 2017.
Delivered by Clyde Gateway, the South Dalmarnock SuDS Pond represents a phased approach by the MGSDP partners to deliver strategic, sustainable drainage to facilitate regeneration in the east end of Glasgow by providing surface water management infrastructure ahead of development. The SuDS pond was constructed as the first phase, as part of the remediation of the former Dalmarnock power station site in 2014.
Following this, complex land ownership / access issues and existing underground services meant that the subsequent phases of the project have taken time to finally complete. However, in autumn 2017, contractors successfully constructed the final connection to earlier phases of surface water drainage pipework for the A728 Clyde Gateway and wider catchment, at the junction with Dalmarnock Road.
The SuDS pond provides a blue-green approach to attenuating surface water runoff, with future development of the former power station site adjacent to the pond, to partially utilise capacity in the pond.
South Dalmarnock SuDS Pond
(Winter 2017-18 Newsletter)