Edinburgh Drinking Water / BDP

Edinburgh Drinking Water / BDP

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East Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom
  • Architects: BDP
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Photographs
    Photographs:David Barbour
Edinburgh Drinking Water / BDP - Image 6 of 7
© David Barbour

Text description provided by the architects. The Glencorse Water Treatment works replaces an ageing system and is now delivering clearer, fresher drinking water to 450,000 customers across Edinburgh and parts of Midlothian.

Edinburgh Drinking Water / BDP - Forest
© David Barbour

BDP designed the buildings and landscape and their sensitive integration on a rural site on the edge of the Pentland Hills overlooking the city of Edinburgh.

The project is highly sustainable and boasts Scotland’s largest green roof which undulates over the buildings and water storage tanks effectively creating a new hill. The project now provides all the capital’s needs for fresh drinking water well into the future. It generates much of its own power needs through gravity hydro-turbines, whilst encouraging bio-diversity through surrounding drainage wetlands.

Edinburgh Drinking Water / BDP - Beam, Steel
© David Barbour

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Address:Milngavie water treatment works, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire G62, United Kingdom

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Cite: "Edinburgh Drinking Water / BDP" 04 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/470984/edinburgh-drinking-water-bdp-professions> ISSN 0719-8884

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