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Co Down specialist roofing firm's £1m Odyssey contract

By Staff Reporter

Published 11/02/2016

Work: the SSE Arena in Belfast
Work: the SSE Arena in Belfast

A specialist roofing contractor in Co Down has won a contract worth more than £1m to work on Belfast's Odyssey Complex, including the SSE Arena.

GBS Roofing has been carrying out a number of major contracts including Omagh Hospital, Ulster University and the new Northern Ireland Hospice.

And in its latest deal, the company will replace large parts of the roofs of the Pavilion, the SSE Arena and the W5 Interactive Discovery Centre.

The work begins this month and is to be completed by December, the firm said.

Managing director Barry Mairs added: "The opportunity to work on the Odyssey, a key Belfast landmark and globally renowned arena facility, will further enhance our rapidly growing client portfolio and enable GBS Roofing to fully demonstrate its high-quality, specialist roofing capability.

"This is just one of a number of major contracts secured or completed by GBS Roofing in recent months, including Omagh Hospital, phase one of Ulster University's Belfast campus development and the new Northern Ireland Hospice on Belfast's Somerton Road.

"Over the next 12 months we plan to expand our highly experienced and talented team and further maximise growing market opportunities."

Odyssey head of facilities, Brian Hughes, said GBS was a "good match". "As one of the most successful millennium projects in the UK, built for the people of Northern Ireland, we are continually focused on ensuring that the building is maintained to the highest standard," he added.

Belfast Telegraph

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