YES Works Score Scottish Water Landscaping Project

Our YES Works team are proud to show off their latest landscaping project in Barrhead, with help from Scottish Water and Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA).

The five man team completed the project adjacent to the Glasgow Road roundabout on the A736 road into Barrhead from Hurlet.

Provided by Scottish Water and CWA were seven large rocks with which the team created a feature and supplemented with silver birch trees, forest bark and grassed areas.

The rocks – which weighed around a tonne each - were excavated by CWA at Greenhags near East Renfrewshire Golf Club as part of trenching work for a section of water main as part of their £120m investment in the drinking water network in Ayrshire and East Renfrewshire.

Colin Higgins, manager of Yes Works, said: 'Yes Works was only launched in February and we were given this project by East Renfrewshire Council's regeneration department and, with costs being very tight, we have endeavored to provide this piece of landscaping on a very tight budget.

'We were absolutely delighted that Scottish Water and CWA were able to provide us with the seven rocks that we needed and helped us further by delivering and installing them on-site. I would like to express Yes Works' sincere thanks to Scottish Water and CWA for the donation and their help. This was crucial to the success of our project, which we have just completed."

Jane McKenzie, Scottish Water's regional community manager for the area, said: 'Scottish Water and CWA were more than happy to assist Yes Works by providing the rocks for their project. 'Scottish Water provides essential services to communities across Scotland and were delighted to be able to help bring this project to fruition by providing the rocks for use as the centrepiece to the project."

Yes Works workers Paul Brady, Chris Smith and Ryan McDonald, all from Barrhead, and John McFarlane, from Thornliebank, worked on the project along with Colin, and Stuart Hendrie, who was the consultant project manager.

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