About Dargavel Village
Dargavel Village is a multi-million pound development being built on the former Royal Ordnance Factory site in Bishopton, close to Glasgow, and is one of the largest, privately-funded regeneration projects in the UK.
Since the site closed in 2008, BAE Systems has been working closely with Renfrewshire Council, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Scottish Natural Heritage to transform the 2,400-acre site into a thriving development of housing, commercial and community buildings, community woodland park and recreational facilities.
Dargavel Village is named after Dargavel House, a Grade B listed ’Tower House’ building situated within the grounds of the complex and dating back to 1514.
After three years of land remediation, construction began on the site in January 2013. Three of the UK’s leading house builders, Taylor Wimpey, CALA Homes and Persimmon Homes (including Charles Church), all have developments on Dargavel Village and are continuing to build more new homes. Over 350 households are already enjoying the benefits of the development, including its close proximity to the superb transport networks and open countryside.
In September 2015, work began on the new £5 million link road between Slateford Road to the north and Barrangary Road to the south and landscaping work has now started on the centre of Dargavel Village. Our plans will see the creation of an open space in the heart of the village around the long-established ponds – home to a number of otters and other wildlife. Once complete, the village centre will act as a focal point for the development and provide an area for residents to circulate and enjoy.
When completed in 2025, the Dargavel Village development will provide the local area with 2,500 homes, travel links to the M8 motorway, additional rail parking, retail facilities, a primary school and a community woodland park. In addition, there will be two fully-equipped children’s play areas and a number of shared spaces where pedestrians and cyclists will have priority over any road vehicles. We also aim to open up the woodland for walkers, cyclists and equestrian uses.
Key facts and figures about the site:
- 329 former explosives buildings have been successfully decontaminated
- 481 buildings have been demolished with 95% of the materials being recycled
- 520 acres of former brownfield land have now been cleaned up for the development of Dargavel Village