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Kings Park Flood Alleviation

Client Glasgow City Council
Value £200,000
Location Glasgow


Over the years considerable flooding had been occurring on Croftpark Avenue, Glasgow.

As a result, the Council decided to take action and create a SUDS within the confines of the old golf course at Kings Park. This would alleviate the flooding and reduce road closures, water damage and traffic build-up nearby.

The following works were undertaken:

  • Ecological survey and protection measures
  • Existing drainage system investigations and cleaning
  • Earthworks included soil stripping, filling and basin creation
  • Bulk excavations to basins and swales
  • Installation of pond liners and culvert lining to existing drainage
  • Installation of new pipework and formation of new outfalls
  • Creation of new headwalls to swales
  • Roadworks along Croftpark Avenue included resurfacing, kerbing, pathworks and new fencing along boundary of the park
  • Tree works

The project commenced with an extensive tree removal exercise to clear the area for the new attenuation pond.

The works required to be carried out during Autumn and early Winter. The bulk earthworks were carried out successfully with no requirement to take material off site.Topsoil was stripped and bunded in storage areas before the subsoil was removed to form the pond and drainage channels.

In order to minimise the disruption to the surround park, tracked dumpers were used with wide tracks. This also allowed the earthworks to continue when ordinary dumpers would have failed due to the poor weather.

The excavated material from the pond was transported to a different part of the park and formed into new landscaped areas. These were formed and shaped using a bulldozer to five smooth transitions and also to compact the new fill material.

New drainage channels were also formed across the adjacent slopes in the park to collect and carry water effectively toward the attenuation pond.

A new hydro break chamber was constructed at the outfall to the pond to control the flow.


The works were undertaken with an open mind to design between Glasgow City Council and Covanburn and areas of the design were ammended as the work progressed to ultimately improve the functionality of the SUDS system.


7 weeks duration

Designs were amended throughout the project to improve the functionality of the SUDS system
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