Impressive plans for Carryduff shopping centre get go-ahead

Impressive plans for Carryduff shopping centre get go-ahead

17 May 2017

AMBITIOUS plans to bulldoze and redevelop the former Carryduff shopping centre have been given the green light.

Members of Lisburn and Castlereagh Council’s Planning Committee approved the redevelopment of the Church Road site for a mixed used development, which is set to see Lidl set up operations alongside a range of other retail units and residential accommodation.

The major application from Kilmona Property Ltd will result in the demolition of the existing buildings and construction of a 2,512 square metre retail sales area, office units along with associated car parking and landscaping.

The development proposal for the current Carryduff shopping centre is viewed as a catalyst which could put the heart back into the area and transform the site where the current centre has been in decline over recent years.

The redevelopment plans were on public display at the Lough Moss Leisure Centre in the village as part of a 12-week consultation period and Carryduff Regeneration Forum viewed the proposal as an opportunity to redevelop a key part of the village.

The once thriving Carryduff shopping centre hit turbulent times in 2013 when anchor tenant SuperValu moved out as a result of reduced footfall. As customer numbers continued to dwindle, the remaining shops also began to close. 

Keith Kane — one of Northern Ireland’s top hairdressers — who was previously based at the Carryduff Centre, relocated from the complex last year after almost three decades.