In December, pupils from Aultmore Park Primary School headed out to Blairtummock Park to mark the completion of the £7.4 million Cardowan Surface Water Managerment Plan (SWMP) which, as part of the Greater Easterhouse Green Infrastructure Project, has created new greenspaces and enhanced those existing, by introducing surface water management features that will reduce the risks and impacts of flooding for the local area, and also downstream through the east end of Glasgow, whilst creating drainage capacity for housing led regeneration.
The pupils were particularly keen to see one of the recently installed footbridges that spans the new open section of the Whamflet Burn, as they helped choose the colour of the new footbridges within the much improved local park.
Glasgow City Region City Deal (funded by both the UK and Scottish Governments) provided funding for the project through the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) - with Scottish Natural Heritage providing Green Infrastructure funding from the European Regional Development Fund. The project also benefitted from contributions from the Vacant & Derelict Land Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund via the Seven Lochs Partnership.
Along with the interventions at Blairtummock, improved greenspace and surface water management features have also been delivered in Cranhill and Ruchazie, to reduce flood risk and create capacity for regeneration in these areas.
Pupils from Aultmore Park Primary School inspect the new footbridge and open-channel section of the Whamflett Burn
For further information, visit the Glasgow City Region website - http://www.glasgowcityregion.co.uk/article/10530/Greater-Easterhouse-Green-Infrastructure-Project-Now-Complete