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Leading commercial property agent expecting UK interest in 24-acre site

Lisney has been instructed to place the historic Hilden Mill on the market - and the leading commercial property agent is expecting significant interest from across the UK in one of Northern Ireland’s most significant mixed-use development sites.

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Lisney has been appointed as joint selling agent, along with London-based Allsop, for the 24-acre brownfield site located just outside Lisburn. Offers in excess of £1.5 million are being invited.

Comprising a range of historical buildings, woodland, grassland and vacant hard standing, the development was home to the hugely successful Barbour Threads Mill, which was in operation since 1823 until it closed in 2006.

There have been a number of proposals for the site, with planning approval previously granted for a redevelopment scheme involving up to 600 homes which wasn’t progressed.

David McNellis, Director of the Agency Department at Belfast-based Lisney, said:

“Hilden Mill is an iconic local landmark with the potential to become one of the biggest mixed-use development projects in Northern Ireland.

“Steeped in tradition, the 24-acre site will provide developers with the opportunity to build on history and transform the old buildings, woodland and grassland into a range of commercial premises alongside private and social housing.

“It’s not very often a site of this size and scale comes to the market and we are expecting major interest from throughout Britain and Ireland.

“Barbour Threads Mill was the envy of the world due to the success of its linen and thread industry – now the last remnants of that history offer a unique development opportunity.”

Hilden Mill is located in the village of Hilden, just outside Lisburn, with the development land sloping towards the River Lagan. The entire property is currently vacant.

For more information about Hilden Mill, please contact Lisney on 028 90 501 501

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