Water of Leith Flood Prevention Scheme Phase 2

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Client City of Edinburgh Council
Value £14,000,000
Duration TBC
D&B Partner Mott Macdonald

Design and build works included construction of piled structural walls and earth embankments, approximately 1,500m and 600m respectively, associated flood gates, and the provision of pumping stations to assist with drainage on the dry side of the wall. Works also included the demolition and removal of four bridges and the provision of two new bridges over the river. Ancillary works included utility diversions, drainage, reinstatement of roads, hard standings, footpaths, and the provision of hard and soft landscaping. The project protects private properties and businesses from flooding from the Water of Leith, and was completed 5 months ahead of schedule.


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