Maze Long Kesh

Site History

MAZE LONG KESH TIMELINE

Up to 1941

Agricultural use

1941

RAF Long Kesh airfield opens

1942

Temporary HQ for US Army Air Force

1946

Airfield closed

1950’s 1960’s

Various uses as  motor racing circuit, gliding club, army vehicle store

1969

Military camp opens

1971

Long Kesh Detention centre opens

1975

HMP Maze opens

2000

Closure of HMP Maze and military camp

2003

Transfer of ownership to NI Executive

2005

Minister Pearson announces proposed sports stadium plans

2006

Demolition of prison commences

2009   

FM and dFM announce stadium not to proceed and state their commitment to maximise economic, historic and reconciliation potential of the site

2010

Legislation passed establishing MLKDC

2012

Demolition and remediation completed

2012

MLKDC becomes operational with appointment of Chair and Board

2013

MLKDC launch ‘Peace to Prosperity’ vision

2013

First Balmoral Show on site

Development agreement signed with RUAS for Balmoral Park site

2013

Planning permission received for Peace building and Conflict Resolution Centre

2013

EU funding for PbCRC withdrawn

2015

Halftown Rd public footpath and cycleway completed

2016

EIKON exhibition centre completed by RUAS






The 2016 Balmoral Show.
The 2016 Balmoral Show.

Key Contacts

Maze Long Kesh

Development Corporation

Maze Long Kesh

Halftown Road

Lisburn, BT27 5RF

Telephone

+44 (0)28 9250 1806

Textphone

18002 02892 501824

E.mail

contact@mazelongkesh.com

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