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Belfast's Odyssey Pavilion in major revamp as new owner takes over

By John Mulgrew

Belfast's Odyssey Pavilion is undergoing a major overhaul for the first time in its almost 20-year history.

New plans include merging and dividing up existing units for new cafe, bar and restaurants.

It's attached to the SSE Arena, which underwent major works in 2015.

Fresh plans also include a new health club and "arena hospitality suite".

There will also be a new climbing wall, refurbishment of the cinema, bowling alley, new lighting systems, changes to the entrance and the building's facade.

It's understood the Odyssey Pavilion, which opened in 2000, has also recently changed ownership. It went on the market in 2012.

Plans for earlier work were submitted on behalf of Matagorda 2, which is registered as a limited company in the Isle of Man.

The pre-application plans said there will be “refurbishment of venue reception, servicing zones” along with other areas in the development.

Once Belfast's landmark entertainment venue, it was put up for sale for £10m in 2012.

The Odyssey was developed in the late 1990s by Peter Curistan.

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