Led by Southside Housing Association as part of the Halfway Community Park placemaking project, and enabled by funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal, Green Infrastructure funding from the European Regional Development Fund (managed by NatureScot), and Southside Housing Association, Phase 1 of the Hillington / Cardonald Surface Water Management Plan has delivered a number of surface water management interventions at the Moss Heights area in the southside of Glasgow.
Through this project, an underused greenspace has been transformed into a community park for the local community. In addition to play facilities, a community growing area, access and biodiversity improvements, the project also includes retrofit of permeable paving, raingardens, swales, a SuDS basin, and a sport pitch serving as an 'exceedance' basin, to manage surface water flood risk and reduce pressure on the combined sewer network. A rainwater harvesting tank has also been introduced, to serve the community growing area.
New SuDS basin and sports pitch 'exceedance' area - here
A community planting exercise was also undertaken, with a mixture of bulbs, trees, ferns, grasses, perennials and shrubs planted to increase the attractiveness of the surrounding area as well as improve its biodiversity - further details here
This project started works on-site January 2019 and final planting was completed November 2020.