The glasgow sustainable urban drainage system management project: Case studies (Belvidere Hospital and Celtic FC Stadium Areas)

Miklas Scholz, Niall L. Corrigan, Sara K. Yazdi

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The Glasgow Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) Management Project satisfies the first phase of the Glasgow Surface Water Management Project. This is Glasgow City Council's contribution to the Transformation of Rural and Urban Spatial Structure (TRUST) project, one of the European Union's (EU) interregional (INTERREG IIIB) funded research projects. The remit of this EU project comprises also other representative regions in Europe. The project shows also how SUDS can contribute to the overall catchment dynamics of cities such as Glasgow, ultimately relieving stress on the current predominantly combined sewer system. Fifty-seven sites within 46 areas of Glasgow were identified for investigation. A detailed soil chemistry analysis, a preliminary SUDS feasibility assessment and a desk study relating to historical planning issues that may be relevant for subsequent future development and regeneration options were undertaken. Detailed design and management guidelines were then drafted for selected representative demonstration areas (Belvidere Hospital and Celtic FC Stadium Areas) of high public and property developers interest, and education value. A combination of infiltration trenches or swales with ponds or underground storage were the most likely SUDS options for the majority of the demonstration areas. Soil contamination issues were considered when selecting SUDS because heavy metals such as lead and zinc can cause environmental health problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-922
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironmental Engineering Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Attenuation
  • Brownfield
  • Glasgow
  • Heavy metal
  • Pond
  • Soil contamination
  • Sustainable urban drainage system
  • Underground storage tank

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution


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