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Metropolitan Glasgow Strategy Drainage Partnership (MGSDP)

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Overview

Through the MGSDP City Deal investment of circa £45m, Glasgow is proactively working in partnership with key stakeholders to deliver a programme of drainage schemes targeting areas of the city where rainfall adversely impacts communities.

These schemes will reduce flood risks and impacts, improve water quality, bring greenspace improvements through blue-green interventions, and increase drainage capacity. 

Increasing drainage capacity allows land to be released for new homes and businesses, which supports continued economic development and regeneration across the city region.

Community Benefits

The investment will bring the following benefits:

  • Removal of drainage constraints on redevelopment;
  • Reduce flood risks and impacts to homes, businesses, communities and travel;
  • Unlock development potential at brownfield sites across Glasgow which are currently considered uneconomical;
  • Release new land for housing, commercial and industrial use;
  • Introduction of blue-green surface water management measures, that will increase/improve greenspace and bring air quality, urban heat, health and biodiversity benefits;
  • Help sustainable economic growth;
  • Contribute to the delivery of a resilient, climate-ready, city region.

Consultation

Consultation and community engagement has been undertaken for each scheme within the overall programme, as it progresses.

Consultations: Surface Water Managment Plan (SWMP)

Projects and Progress

The MGSPD City Deal projects, and the progress/status of each, are listed below:

  • Camlachie Burn Channel Improvements
    This project to deliver channel improvements on the Camlachie Burn in the east end of Glasgow started on site October 2017 and was completed September 2019. Further information is available on the MGSDP website.
     
  • Cardowan Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP)
    This project to project to deliver retrofit surface water management interventions and greenspace improvements in the Easterhouse, Croftcroighn and Cranhill areas of Glasgow started on site August 2018 and was completed February 2020. Further information is available on the MGDSP website.
     
  • Garrowhill/Ballieston SWMP
    This project to deliver retrofit surface water management interventions and greenspace improvements in the Garrowhill and Baillieston areas of Glasgow. This project is forecast to start on site early 2019 and is due to be completed autumn 2022.
     
  • Cockenzie St SWMP
    The detailed design phase is ongoing for this project to deliver retrofit surface water management interventions in the Springboig/Shettleston areas of Glasgow. This project is forecast to start on site summer 2022 and is due to be completed summer 2023.
     
  • Fullarton Avenue SWMP
    The detailed design phase is ongoing for this project to deliver retrofit surface water management interventions in the vicinity of Fullarton Ave. This project is forecast to start on early 2024 and is due to be completed late 2024.
     
  • Eastern Springburn SWMP
    The detailed design phase is ongoing for this project to deliver retrofit surface water management interventions in the Eastern Springburn area of Glasgow. This project is forecast to start on site summer 2022 and is due to be completed summer 2023. Further information is available on the MGSDP website.
     
  • High Knightswood SWMP
    The detailed design phase is ongoing for this project to deliver retrofit surface water management interventions in the High Knightswood area of Glasgow. This project is forecast to start on site early 2023 and is due to be completed late 2023.
     
  • Hillington/Cardonald SWMP
    The detailed design phase is ongoing for this project to deliver retrofit surface water management interventions in the Hillington/Cardonald area of Glasgow. The first phase of the project is started on site January 2019 and was completed December 2019. Further information is available on the MGSDP website. Subsequent phases of construction are forecast to run from autumn 2021 through to autumn 2023.
     
  • Drumchapel SWMP
    This project to deliver retrofit surface water management interventions in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow started on site March 2020 and is due to be completed early 2022. Further information is available on the MGSDP website.
     
  • South East Glasgow SWMP
    This project to deliver retrofit surface water management interventions and greenspace improvements in the Croftfoot, Kings Park and Aikenhead Road areas of Glasgow started on site July2019 and was completed December 2020. Further information is available on the MGSDP Website

Fact File

Location

 

 

 

Numerour locations across Glasgow, as noted above.

  • Glasogw North East
  • Glasgow North
  • Glasgow North West
  • Glasgow South
  • Hillington and Croftfoot.

Electoral Wards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1- Linn
  • 3 - Greater Pollok
  • 4 - Cardonald
  • 5  - Govan
  • 7 - Langside
  • 8 - Southside Central
  • 9 - Calton
  • 12 - Victoria Park
  • 13 - Garscadden/Scotstounhill
  • 14 - Drumchapel/Anniesland
  • 16 - Canal
  • 17 - Springburn/Royston
  • 18 - East Cemtre
  • 19 - Shettleston
  • 20 - Baillieston
  • 21 - North East.
Budget
 
  • £45 m

Current Stage                                 

  • Varies depending upon project, but generally completing detailed design and moving into construction. See progress updates noted above.

Partners                             

 

 

 

  • Glasgow City Council
  • Scottish Water
  • SEPA
  • Scottish Canals
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Housing Associations and
  • Glasgow City Region City Deal partners.
Completion Date          
  • 2024
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