2,400 acre Bishopton site to be developed for housing

Dargavel Village

A 2,400 acre site just a few miles outside of Glasgow is to be developed to provide thousands of new homes following major clearing works by Scottish Water Horizons.

The commercial subsidiary owned by Scottish Water has played a crucial role in helping to unlock land that is being regenerated to create a new community in the Bishopton area.

Working closely with BAE Systems to support a key development, called Dargavel Village, Scottish Water Horizons facilitated access to the waste water network for the entire site.

The work included three areas of upgrades, including the installation of 100 metres of a 1200 diameter twin sewer, 50 metres of a 657 diameter sewer and 110m of a 450 sewer. These upgrades have provided the infrastructure required to support this new development.

Scottish Water Horizons project manager, Patrick Stakim, said: “It was great to have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the development of a new thriving community.

“In addition to creating thousands of new homes, the new infrastructure will help to support a range of commercial and community buildings, and a new woodland park and recreational facilities.”

He added: “With so many stakeholders involved, we worked hard to ensure the work we were doing meant a successful outcome for everyone involved.”

Dargavel Village in Bishopton was once the site of the Royal Ordnance Munitions Factory, employing over 20,000 people during WW2. Painstakingly regenerated by BAE Systems in partnership with SEPA and Scottish Natural Heritage, the site is one of the largest privately-funded regeneration projects in the UK and of strategic importance in supporting growth within the Scottish economy.

Due for completion in 2034, the village will provide over 4,000 new houses within a thriving, new community.

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