Site History of West Park Garden Village
West Park Garden Village extends to around 320 acres which includes 60 acres of the former Darlington Chemical & Insulating Company works.
The factory closed in 1992 and the buildings were demolished in 1995. Bussey & Armstrong Projects employed specialist engineers to investigate the factory site and tips.
These extensive tests proved that the tips could be safely reclaimed by re-profiling to form a more natural landscape, whilst at the same time removing existing concrete slabs and foundations from the factory site and replacing with a new clay capping on which development could take place.
Planning permission was granted in 2001 for a mixed use scheme including 700 new homes, a NHS Priority Services Hospital and a new 33 acre park. Reclamation works to the former factory and tip were completed in 2002/3.
Discover the local facilities on the doorstep at West Park.
The landscape at West Park has helped shape the development.
Art is all around West Park Garden Village and helped shape the overall design.
West Park is full with nature. The development has ensured that nature continues to thrive.
Getting to and from West Park is easy with a variety of public transport options.
Discover the local meanings of the street names within West Park Garden Village.
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We are extremely proud of West Park Garden Village and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.