Northern Ireland

Queens Quay major development plans approved

Planners have approved a major development of land adjacent to the Odyssey entertainment complex in Belfast.

The plan at Queens Quay includes 800 flats, two hotels, shops, bars and a multi-storey car park.

The application was submitted in 2009 by the Odyssey Millennium Ltd.

At that time Odyssey Millennium Ltd said the scheme would cost up to £100m and would be financed entirely by private investment.

The Odyssey Millennium Ltd is associated with the owner of the Odysssey Arena, the Odyssey Trust Company.

A separate part of the Odyssey complex, the Pavillion, is currently being offered for sale by its administrators.

The entertainment venue, which adjoins the Arena and W5 Science Centre, comprises 15 units, including bars and a 12-screen cinema.

There has been substantial redevelopment of other sites close to the Lagan in recent years, including Lanyon Place, Donegall Quay and the Titanic Quarter.

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