Water Works

Water Works

About Water Works

Water Works Barrhead Glasgow Road, Barrhead G78 1DT
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Barrhead Water Works, near Glasgow won the public vote to become Grow Wild’s Scotland flagship site in November 2013

It has since undergone a dramatic transformation from derelict sewage works to a community-friendly wild flower space.

In doing so, it’s become a beacon for what we’re all about: people coming together to make a difference in their community using UK native wild flowers.

Its makeover has been led by East Renfrewshire Council, alongside Barrhead High School with enthusiastic help from Young Enterprise Scotland, the Coach House Trust and Barrhead Men’s Shed.

No corner of the two hectare site, which had been derelict for over 30 years, has been left untouched. Star features include willow entrances, carved railway sleeper borders, large circular concrete containers, sweeping paths and 16,000 plants, which were nurtured by Young Enterprise Scotland’s Training Academy. Over 90% of all materials used for the revamp are recycled – many items were found on-site and upcycled, including stone from old treatment tanks.

Anyone can now access and enjoy the site. Local community groups and organisations host workshops and activities on site. Get in touch if you wish to help with the site or just want to get involved.

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