Lisburn City Centre Masterplan

This Masterplan by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) sets the agenda for the next stages of the city’s development and thus its future. The Masterplan identifies the challenges facing the city and how to solve them through its overarching vision of inclusive growth.

Date added 18 June 2021
Last updated 18 June 2021

This Masterplan by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) sets the agenda for the next stages of the city’s development and thus its future. The Masterplan identifies the challenges facing the city and how to solve them through its overarching vision of inclusive growth. There are three aspects to this aim of inclusive growth: economic resilience, environment and sustainability and health and wellbeing. It is envisioned that this collectively has two main outcomes: high quality design and place making, and vibrant, mixed use, experience focused future which will create an inclusive and long-lasting legacy for the generations of the future.

Underpinning this approach are five key objectives:

  1. A more vibrant and mixed-use city centre
  2. An expanded city centre
  3. A more diverse city centre shopping offer
  4. A more welcoming and better connected city centre
  5. A city centre public realm of distinction

As such, the masterplan sets out to deliver the vision for Lisburn through a project framework facilitated by key partners and a range of other stakeholders. The Project Framework has four main categories:

  1. Development Opportunities

Includes mixed use development, renovation, and reuse of buildings

  1. Movement and Access

Includes rebalancing and improvement of a range of urban activities

  1. Public Realm Improvements

Includes improvements of streets and spaces

  1. Events and Animation

Includes events and activities to attract people to the city centre such as leisure, culture and heritage across different times of the day, week and year

Together it is hoped that this will make Lisburn a place to live, a place for business, a place to experience and a place to visit. The framework also identifies timescales for each of these categories and aims to be flexible and only time indicative. It can be short term which is within the first three years, medium term within four to ten years, or long term which aims to be beyond ten years.