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Hilden Mill, Hilden Village, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT27 4RR

Development & Land Property For Sale by Private Treaty

Price Offers in the Region of £1,500,000


Located in the village of Hilden, a suburb of Lisburn city, Hilden Mill lies adjacent to the River Lagan, approximately 1.5 km to the north east of Lisburn city centre. Lisburn was granted city status in 2002 and has a population of 71,465 people (census 2011).

The village is within the catchment of Belfast city, approximately 10 km to the north east via Belfast Road/Queensway which has regular bus services connecting Lisburn and Belfast. The property has easy access to the M1 Motorway, providing a direct link to Belfast City Centre and beyond by car. Hilden Railway Station is located c. 500m from the property and provides regular commuter services to Belfast and Lisburn City Centres. Lisburn City Centre can be reached within 10 minutes, Belfast within 20 minutes. Additionally Dublin can be reached by train with 2 hours.

The property is located at a nodal point in the regional transport network with the Lagan Towpath that forms part of the National Cycle Network adjacent. The main body of the property lies on the western bank of the River Lagan with extensive river frontage along with access to a towpath that runs parallel to the river towards Lisburn. Separated from the main body of land, part of the property is located on the eastern bank of the River Lagan. This portion has a further boundary formed by the disused Lagan Canal further to the east.

The surrounding area is predominently in residential use and a new scheme is currently under construction on adjacent lands. Within the immediate vicinity a range of other uses are evident including a school, church and a range of local service retail. The New Holland waste water treatment works is located to the East of the property on the opposite canal bank and is surrounded by mature vegetation to all boundaries.

Full Description

Hilden Mill represents one of the largest ‘brownfield’ opportunity sites within Lisburn City. Comprising a range of historical mill buildings, development land, woodland and grassland.

The property is situated on an irregular shaped site extending, we understand, to a total area of 9.84 hectares (24.32 acres). The extent of the property is shown for identification purposes on the aerial image on page 7 and also on the map on page 13.

The development land is gently sloping towards the River Lagan. The property is in two main sections; the core and the island.

The core of the property, where the majority of the buildings are located, lies on the western bank of the River Lagan with extensive river frontage. Separated from the main body of land, part of the property known as the island is located on the eastern bank of the River Lagan where there is a two storey building. This portion has a further boundary formed by the disused Lagan Canal.


The entire property is vacant and was most recently in use as the Coats Barbour Thread textiles mill, which ceased operations in 2006. Many of the buildings are now derelict and not wind or watertight. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency under Ref: HB19/17/013 outlines several older buildings as “Portions Of The Barbour Campbell Threads Ltd. Mill Complex Hilden Co Antrim” and lists them B1 “Architectural and Historic Interest”.

In the recent past the complex has been considered as a significant redevelopment/regeneration opportunity and planning permission (now lapsed) was secured for a mixed use ‘urban village’ development. As part of the approved proposed development the ‘listed’ buildings were be retained and converted to residential use.

Extensive documentation is available for approved prospective purchasers via our online dataroom. To gain dataroom access please contact David McNellis by email or on 02890 501 501.

Dataroom access will only be granted after completion of a Non-Disclosure Agreement that will be provided by the agent.

Viewing Details

By special appointment with the sole letting agent, Lisney.

Contact Details

Address: Montgomery House, 29-33 Montgomery Street, Belfast BT1 4NX
Telephone: +44-2890-501501 or you can also email us at

Lisney for themselves and the Vendor/Lessor whose Agents they are give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

3. The particulars, various plans, photographs, dimensions, references to condition and permissions for use and occupation  are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and any intending Purchasers or Tenants shall satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to correctness of each of them. No omission, accidental error or misdescription shall be ground for a claim for compensation or for the rescission of the contract by either the Vendor/Lessor or the Purchaser/Tenant.

  4. Neither the Vendor/Lessor nor Lisney nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. 5. Prices are quoted exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated) and all negotiations are conducted on the basis that the Purchaser/Tenant shall be liable for any VAT arising on the transaction. PSRA No. 001848.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.