Marcon lands new fit-out contract at BFS

Fit-out specialists Marcon have been appointed by leading catering and facilities services company Mount Charles to bring a new and exciting experience to Belfast International Airport.

Working with Horscroft Design, the Marcon project team is busy creating a new collection of eateries called the Northern QTR, a concept conceived by Mount Charles to rival the food and beverage offering of any top tier UK airport.

The 12-week project involves the extension and fit-out of the existing departures lounge to create the extra space for the new Northern QTR. The new area will have a renovated Fed and Watered along with the addition of two new and innovative food and beverage destinations – Coco Diablo Mexican Cantina and the popular all-Ireland brand Chopped, where healthy fast food is created in minimum time in open-theatre chopping stations. The main feature of the new area will the eye-catching 24m long, oval-shaped NQTR Bar which will be manufactured in Marcon’s specialist joinery workshop along with other bespoke items for the new area.

Mark O’Connor, Marcon comments “We are really pleased to be able to play such an integral role in this exciting extension at the airport. 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, Mount Charles says: “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.”

Commercial Manager at Belfast International Airport, Deirdre Graffin concludes: “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. Mount Charles and Marcon have developed a fantastic concept and we cannot wait to welcome three exciting new brands to our food and beverage portfolio.”

This is the latest aviation project for Marcon following on from fit-out of airside and landside works, business lounges, retail units, hospitality areas and refurbishment works in a number of airports such as Belfast International Airport, City of Derry Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport, London Stansted and Exeter Airport to name a few.