Belfast Telegraph

Fit-out firm Marcon to create interactive show at Belfast City Hall

By Margaret Canning

Fit-out firm Marcon is set to create an interactive exhibition and a new cafe at Belfast City Hall as part of a major deal.

The Antrim-based company will fit out a display of Belfast City Council's memorabilia, telling the city's history. A spokesman for the firm said the 18-room exhibition would be designed to allow visitors "to interact with the rich cultural heritage of Belfast".

Marcon, which has a specialist heritage team for contracts involving historic buildings such as the City Hall, will manufacture and install all specialist joinery and fitted furniture.

It will also make and fit display cases, woven carpets, graphics and signage and coordinate audio visual hardware.

Director Mark O'Connor said: "This particular project is another significant contract win for Marcon as we continue to enhance our reputation as a leading fit-out partner for museums and exhibitions across the UK and Ireland.

"Our dedicated heritage team is really looking forward to starting work on Belfast's newest visitor attraction at Belfast City Hall."

The company has carried out major museum and exhibition projects in the UK and Ireland, including the new Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy, the American Air Museum at Imperial War Museums in Duxford, Cromford Mills in Derbyshire, and Titanic Belfast.

The American Air Museum deal last year was its first big museum deal in Britain.

It has also carried out fit-outs at Navan Fort, Carrickfergus Castle, Down County Museum and the Guildhall in Londonderry.

Marcon Fit-Out was started in 2004 by Mr O'Connor and co-director Mark McElroy. It is based on the Kilbegs Road in Antrim and employs around 45 people.

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