Camlachie Burn Project Nearing Completion

Camlachie Burn Project Nearing Completion

Enabled by funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal - - and a 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 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 the Camlachie Burn that is in poor condition with a new open channel section aligned on a more favourable gradient.

Construction activities, which started on site in October 2017 and are being undertaken by The NRS Group, have achieved practical completion at Biggar Street, and the Shettleston Road open section is forecast to be completed by the end of October.

Biggar St channel

New channel formed at Biggar Street

Shettleston Rd channel

New Shettleston Rd open channel section being constructed

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(August 2019)

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