The Maze Long Kesh site has significant potential for economic and social regeneration given its attractive location. It is identified in the Regional Development Strategy 2035 as a site of regional significance.

Spanning some 347 acres it is the largest development site of its kind under single ownership in Northern Ireland and enjoys a pivotal position within the wider West Lisburn 1000 acre development context.

The Maze Long Kesh site has close proximity to major retail, recreational and leisure zones at Sprucefield, Lagan Valley Regional Park and Down Royal Racecourse.

Maze Long Kesh is within 30 minutes’ drive of 70% of Northern Ireland’s population of 1.6m and a two – hour drive from more than half of the population of Ireland.

Considerable work has been undertaken in recent years to decontaminate and clear the land making it suitable for early construction. 



20 minutes from 750,000 people.

90 minutes from 4 million people.

Within 30 minutes drive time to 70% of N Ireland’s population.

Within 2 hour drive time of over 50% of population of Ireland.

Within 1 hour drive time of 3 eastern seaboard ports and 2 airports.

30 minutes from two principal regional airports.

90 minutes drive time from Dublin airport.

At confluence of major east–west and north –south transport corridors.

Within 30 minutes drive time  of 6 further and higher education institutions which   between them have 50,000 students and account for over 90% of government supported knowledge transfer through mechanisms such as innovation vouchers and knowledge transfer partnerships.




Key Contacts

Maze Long Kesh

Development Corporation

Maze Long Kesh

Halftown Road

Lisburn, BT27 5RF


+44 (0)28 9250 1806


18002 02892 501824




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