Maze Long Kesh is a unique, iconic and strategically well located 347 acre location with the potential to become the catalyst for a wider, 1000 acre development.
The site has a compelling and varied history, initially as a World War II airfield and then a military camp, detention centre and prison. The Maze Long Kesh story is unique and has been articulated in the Corporation brand statement “From Conflict to Peace. From Peace to Prosperity.” A site once associated with conflict has the potential to become a transformational project of international significance.
Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation, which has the statutory responsibility to secure the regeneration of the site, believes that Maze Long Kesh has the potential to generate 5,000 jobs, deliver more than £300m investment and become a global ‘best in class’ project with social and economic regeneration at its core thereby bringing tangible benefits to all. .
As one of the most exciting destinations of its kind the location has true potential to become a shared space that is welcoming and accessible to all, contributing to peace building and reconciliation. The public interest in Maze Long Kesh is undeniable. Since 2012 around 450,000 people have passed through its gates for a range of events and tours.
Development of the site is currently subject to Ministerial agreement on the way forward.