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
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
"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."