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Wardpark

A peripheral district comprising a large industrial estate in Cumbernauld (North Lanarkshire), Wardpark lies 2 miles (3 km) northeast of the town centre, immediately to the southeast of the village of Castlecary. The area is divided by the M80 motorway and the B816 road into Wardpark North and Wardpark South. The American adding machine manufacturer Burroughs was the first inward investment into Cumbernauld and built a factory on an 11-ha (72-acre) site at Wardpark North in 1958. This was later occupied by OKI UK but when OKI built a new headquarters adjacent the old Burroughs building was demolished to be replace with a retail park. Wardpark North also includes a significant number of medium-sized industrial units, while Cumbernauld Airport lies immediately to the northwest and the line of the Antonine Wall passes immediately to the north. The most significant occupier of Wardpark South is a large food distribution centre for Co-op supermarkets, which lies to the southwest of small and medium-sized industrial units.

Wardpark was shown as a farmstead on the First Edition of the Ordnance Survey map (1864), located a half-mile (1 km) east northeast of Cumbernauld Village.


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