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Regeneration of Former Security Sites

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Minister Hanson Announces Masterplan For Maze/Long Kesh

The Reinvestment and Reform Initiative made provision for the free transfer, to the Executive, of six strategic military and security assets.
  • Ebrington Barracks in Londonderry transferred to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in December 2003 and is managed on their behalf by the OFMDFM/DSD owned Ilex Urban Regeneration Company Ltd external website

  • The Crumlin Road Gaol transferred to OFMDFM in August 2003 and is currently managed by the North Belfast Community Action Unit external website

  • The former Malone Road Army Barracks was sold in December 2003 for £3.397 million with the proceeds committed to the regeneration of the Crumlin Road Gaol.

  • Transferred in April 2004, the former Maze Prison and the adjacent army base have combined to form the Maze Regeneration Site. Further information on the regeneration of this site can be found on the·Maze/Long Kesh website external website

  • The former Royal Irish Regiment base in Magherafelt has been offered to the North Eastern Education and Library Board to facilitate the relocation of the local Primary and Nursery schools and to provide other pre and after school provision. The transfer is expected to take place during 2005.