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Maysfield goes from leisure centre to business centre

By Rebecca Black

A long abandoned Belfast leisure centre is set for a makeover, it can be revealed.

Originally built in 1977, Maysfield Leisure Centre hosted sports like judo, snooker and boxing as well as concerts in its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s.

However, it has has lain empty since 2004.

Now the Belfast Telegraph can reveal multi-million pound plans to turn it into a 21st century business centre.

Concentrix senior vice president Philip Cassidy told this newspaper that the chief executive of the company in New York has agreed to the next stage of the plan for the site, which it acquired earlier this year.

He told the Belfast Telegraph: "We have appointed architects and expect to get between 100,000 square feet and 160,000 square feet depending on what planning approvals we can get."

Concentrix provides business support services to government organisations and large organisations, such as Microsoft and Amazon.

The US company announced plans in April of this year to create around 1,000 new jobs in Belfast.

It currently employs 800 people at three Belfast locations, and is investing £36 million.

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