CASE STUDY
HAMILTON WEST

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Children playing on playpark apparatusTree lined avenue next to hedgerowMemorial statue of dancing minerLavender borders in front of residential property
View of play park on grassy knoll from across a neatly cropped shrub
Hamilton West location pinned on the map

At a Glance

Location: Lanarkshire
Area: 63,000m2
Accessed: 2002
Properties: 1,000

Hamilton West: Lanarkshire

Site Features

  • Amenity Grass
  • Rough Grass
  • Amenity Trees
  • Young Woodland
  • Semi-Mature Woodland
  • Mature Woodland
  • SUDS Basin
  • Play Area
  • Litter Bins
  • Metal Fencing
  • Timber Fencing
  • Public Work of Art
  • Watercourses
  • Signage
  • Dry Stone Walls
  • Shrub Beds

All about Hamilton West

Located in Lanarkshire, West Central Scotland, this 1000-home development is on a former coal mine and an area of great historical significance. The Udston mining disaster occurred here in May 1887, in which 73 miners died in an explosion at Udston Colliery; said to be Scotland’s second-worst mining disaster to date.

Today, a statue of a dancing miner commemorates those who were lost. Greenbelt adopted this work of art along with the rest of the development, and we’re delighted to help protect the rich history of the site and community.

Hamilton West is also home to beautiful ravines, whose careful and regular maintenance not only preserves the existing geography, but also safeguards local homes from flood risk.

Prior to accessing the development, we worked closely with the planning authority to ensure these natural features are not lost. Road bridges were built and residential phases designed around them - meaning these wonderful gorges with their tumbling water features are proudly managed, maintained and protected by Greenbelt.

Working in tandem with the Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems on-site, which receive regular inspections and annual desilting works, the ravines form part of a naturalistic flood prevention system, driving down both risk and insurance costs to our customers living in the area.

How we made this possible

In 2001 Greenbelt was asked to participate in the masterplan discussions with the lead consultants and lead developers. The process ran for one year while the Consortium remedied the former Udston Mine and obtained outline planning consent for the development.

Clock tower in front of neatly trimmed hedges

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