Antrim firm Marcon to deliver new restaurants and bar project at Belfast International Airport
Antrim fit-out specialists Marcon have been awarded the contract to deliver a new collection of restaurants at Belfast International Airport.
The collaboration with Horscroft Design will see the firm deliver the Northern QTR concept at the airport for catering and facilities services company Mount Charles.
The new area will include a renovated Fed and Watered outlet, along with the addition of two new eateries - Coco Diablo Mexican Cantina and all-island healthy fast food chain Chopped.
The 12-week project will also include the creation of a new 24 metre oval-shaped bar.
It follows the announcement earlier this year of plans to expand the number of security lanes at the airport after a series of complaints from travellers over queues and waiting time.
Mark O'Connor from Marcon said: "Over the years we have built up a wealth of experience working airside and landside at international and regional airports with each project having its own unique challenges.
"The new Northern QTR will prove to be an excellent addition to the airport and we cannot wait to see the new area being used by the many passengers flying out of Belfast International Airport."
Gavin Annon, head of sales and marketing at Mount Charles, said: "We were delighted to win the contract to deliver this dynamic food and beverage offering at Belfast International, and are making a significant investment in delivering three strong brands and a stunning bar for passengers to enjoy before they travel.
"We are excited to see Marcon bring our ideas to life, and very much looking forward to launching the Northern QTR for passengers later this spring."
The international airport's commercial manager, Deirdre Graffin, added: "With over six million passengers expected to use the airport this year, we recognised the need to develop the food and beverage offering available for travellers."