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Lagan starts work on Leith protection scheme

City of Edinburgh Council has appointed Lagan Construction to build £11.5M of flood defences along a 2.5km stretch of the Water of Leith.

Five sections of defences will be constructed from Bonnington to Veitch’s Square, comprised mainly of structural flood walls – an overall length of 2,300m – with associated flood gates, demountable defences, glass panels and window shutters.

A lifting bridge and four pump stations will be built on tributary and surface water inflows to the river and strengthening works will be carried out at a nearby property. The project is due for completion in August 2012.

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