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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



New plans to transform `iconic' Hilden Mill are revealed

Reviewing plans for the re-development of Hilden Mill, Lisburn are from left to right: Dawson Stelfox, Consarc Design and David Burrows, Osborne King.

MORE details have been revealed of the plans to transform the former Hilden Mill site into purpose built 'community village' comprising up to 600 apartments, shops, a health club, small business units and a 40-bedroom hotel.

Hilden Developments Ltd have acquired the former industrial complex and have revealed they plan to completely redevelop the 30-acre site if they can get planning permission.

Local property consultants, Osborne King, have been advising Hilden Developments on the five-year project, which is estimated to have an overall development value in excess of �135 million.

David Burrows, Investment Director with Osborne King commented: "The re-development of what is now a derelict site will generate a significant number of jobs during the construction process and result in

the creation of a vibrant new waterfront development on the Lagan in which people will be able to live and work.

"This, in turn, will have important economic and social spin-offs for the entire locality."


The restoration of Hilden Mill is being designed by Belfast-based architects, Consarc Design Group Ltd, the group behind Lisburn Civic Centre.

Dawson Stelfox, Chair of Consarc remarked: "Hilden Mill is a truly iconic site with over 200,000 sq ft of listed mill buildings on the edge of the Lagan.

"Securing a new use for these important buildings that offers a sustainable future for the site is at the heart of our proposals.

"This will be a mixed-use site providing employment, supporting the viability of Hilden Primary School and regenerating a major brownfield site.

"We are delighted to be involved in this exciting and challenging project."

Ulster Star