Enabled by funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal - www.glasgowcityregion.co.uk, Scottish Water and the Water Environment Fund - www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/water-environment-fund, managed by SEPA on behalf of the Scottish Government, the Garrowhill SWMP comprises two main elements of work:-
Early Braes Park - the formation of a new SuDS basin to manage surface water from roads at Pendeen Rd / Crescent area, before discharging to the Tollcross Burn. This will remove surface water from the combined sewer network and ensure it is appropriately attenuated and treated before discharge to the watercourse. This element of the works is undertaken in partnership with Network Rail to form new piped crossings beneath the railway embankment.
Sandyhills Park - the Tollcross Burn, which currently runs through a culvert beneath the park, will be day-lighted along its original route. This will provide morphology and bio-diversity benefits, as well as providing more space for the water in the form of flood attenuation / storage by opening up the watercourse. Further information on this element of the project is available on the SEPA YouTube channel here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=80AJsqVrIuM
The project started detailed site surveys in October and is forecast to be completed in July 2020.