A state-of-the-art aquarium attraction that’s planned to built in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, could attract as many as 300,000 additional visitors a year to Northern Ireland.

ReefLIVE will own the new, £10 million aquarium, which will create around 40 jobs during the construction phase.

The entertainment and educational attraction will be located behind the Titanic Hotel and will be centred on the conversation of marine life, telling the story of how “our seas are All One Ocean.”

Marine life from around the world will be housed in the new site, which is set to be the largest ocean visitor attraction on Ireland.

ReefLIVE commented on the Belfast-based aquarium.

“ReefLIVE’s Belfast Aquarium has been designed as an aquarium for the 21st century and will place the visitor at the heart of the marine environment to give them a unique insight into the amazing stories of life beneath the waves.”

Brian Kelly, director of Turley, the project’s planning consultants, said:

“Turley is very excited to be part of this innovative project and we look forward to seeing the ReefLIVE Aquarium situated in the great company of neighbouring attractions as a best-in-class education landmark.

“This substantial investment will support the ongoing development of the area as a distinguished tourism destination.”

The ReefLIVE Aquarium is due to open in the spring of 2021, subject to planning approval.

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