Plans to develop a state-of the-art aquarium in Titanic Quarter, Belfast have been given the green light by Belfast City Council, creating much needed new construction jobs.
The £12 million reefLIVE project will be located on the Queen’s Road opposite the Titanic Hotel, a short distance from Titanic Belfast. The aquarium’s exterior has been designed by Ethos Architects, meanwhile the interior of the building has been devised by a world-leading aquarium design team led by Kay Elliott Architects and Theme 3 to create an aquarium for the 21st century.
Keith Thomas, Managing Director, reefLIVE Ltd commented:
“Our commitment to building our first reefLIVE aquarium in Belfast is testament to the City’s track record for tourism excellence and an unwavering confidence that sustained investment in Northern Ireland’s tourism and leisure sector will prove vital for the region’s recovery in a post-Covid world.”
The Aquarium is expected to attract more than 300,000 visitors each year when the attraction opens its doors in 2022.