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The Odyssey formed part of the £1 billion Laganside regeneration project. It was constructed as Northern Ireland’s Millenium project and was at the time the largest single civil engineering project undertaken on the island of Ireland. A Design & Build project, it was constructed by Gilbert-Ash under a joint venture agreement with Farrans.

Project Team

Project Manager Davis Langdon & Everest
Project Architect Consarc Design Group
Construction Project Manager Bovis
Architect (Arena) Marshall Haines & Barrow
Structural & Services Engineer (Arena) Oscar Faber
Structural Engineeer Kirk McClure & Morton
Services Engineer Delap & Waller
Landscape Architect Ferguson McIlveen

Project Value

project value - £64 million


  • Winner of Specify / CEF Construction Excellence Award
  • William Keown Trust – Prestige Access Award for contribution to accessible user-friendly environment
  • Celebrating Construction Achievement Award – Winner for Northern Ireland ‘for outstanding innovation and quality in construction & design’.

The project consists of a 10,000 seat arena, 12 screen cinema, an IMAX cinema, bars, clubs, restaurants and the W5 Interactive Discovery Centre.

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