An joint MWH and Halcrow bid has won the contract to manage Glasgow’s drainage.
Client the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGDSP), Glasgow City Council, Scottish Water, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) are working to introduce sustainable drainage infrastructure to reduce flooding, and boost the city’s development.
The project aims to tackle the legacy of flooding problems highlighted in the 2002 floods, especially in the east end of Glasgow East Dunbartonshire and South and North Lanarkshire.
Work will cover flood risk management, improving environmental water quality and habitats, supporting economic development, effectively managing surface water and integrating partners’ investment plans.
Programme Manager Jeremy Osborne says, “This is a highly complex programme of work, and the individual objectives of the numerous stakeholders will have to be sensitively managed. The work will touch the lives of over one million people as well as impact on business communities right across the region. These are the ultimate customers and beneficiaries of this project.”
One additional factor will be to improve sewerage and drainage networks in Glasgow’s East End, to support developments linked to Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Each partner organisation in the MGDSP will have its own portfolio of work with overall management, coordination and technical governance provided by the MWH/Halcrow team.