Lisburn City Centre Masterplan

Refreshed Masterplan vision for Lisburn City Centre

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Councils refreshed Lisburn City Centre Masterplan aims to shape and guide the future development and prosperity of the city centre over the next few years. The Masterplan is a significant update of the previous version which was published in 2010.  

The Lisburn City Centre Masterplan is an essential tool in guiding the future of Lisburn, the third largest city in Northern Ireland. The Masterplan provides a vision designed to ensure that Lisburn plays a more significant role within the region and develops the range of facilities and attractions that are expected of a regionally significant city.

The 2019 masterplan recognises that the future wellbeing and resilience of the city centre requires partnership working across government departments, local businesses and community groups, as well as new businesses and investors. The Council is committed to the regeneration of Lisburn City Centre and to working in partnership to deliver this vision.

Since the development of the original plan in 2010 there has been progress made on many of the projects outlined in the Masterplan. This includes the delivery of the City Centre Public Realm Scheme and progress towards the comprehensive redevelopment of the Laganbank Quarter. The masterplan includes revised proposals for the Laganbank Quarter, Smithfield Square and other key sites. In addition it is proposed to improve, where possible, the streets and public realm that connect these opportunity sites, so that the areas of change read as a coherent whole.’

You can view the Revised Lisburn City Centre Masterplan by clicking here.

The Lisburn Design Compendium was produced as a complementary document to the Lisburn City Centre Masterplan. This is not a prescriptive document, but offers guidance to prospective development parties as to how to respond to the form of the masterplan, and to maximise the opportunity for new development to contribute positively to the urban form.

View the Lisburn Design Compendium: Part 1 and Part 2