Posted on Wednesday 28 August 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A major redevelopment of a waterside area in Belfast has taken a step forward after almost 10 years.

The Odyssey Quays scheme would see much of the area around the Odyssey Pavilion and SSE Arena developed. It was originally awarded outline planning permission around a decade ago.

The mixed-use scheme could include almost 800 apartments, two hotels, along with a raft of retail space, offices, cafes, bars and car parking.

Now, an application has been made on behalf of Odyssey Millennium Limited, a ‘proposal of application notice’, which typically precedes a planning application.

The proposed renewal of outline planning permission, which was first submitted in 2009, includes mixed-use development including a maximum of 798 residential units, two hotels, leisure facilities, community and cultural uses, cafes/bars/restaurants, public open space and multi-storey car parking.

Work began in May 2017 to undertake £400,000 of infrastructure works previously approved, according to Future Belfast.

Elsewhere, Belfast looks set to get a new 276-bedroom hotel amid freshly submitted plans for a development across from Titanic Belfast.

Plans have now be submitted for the large hotel, which will include conferencing facilities, rooftop bar and restaurant, at the Hamilton Dock site.

JMK Group is behind the scheme and the hotel would the company’s first investment into Northern Ireland.

While an operator for the hotel has not yet been announced, the group has developed a series of Holiday Inn hotels across the UK and Ireland, as well as Seraphine hotels.

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