Waterfront Hall more than pays its way

Belfast’s Waterfront Hall has generated £432m for the local economy, according to a study carried out for Belfast City Council. The Waterfront Hall study was commissioned by the council as the multi-purpose venue enters its tenth year of operation to assess its impact on the city’s economy. The £432m represents a £10 return on investment for £1 spent on its operational costs and a £5 return on every £1 when its construction costs are factored in. Tim Husbands, managing director of the Waterfront Hall said: “This report confirms the major benefits the Waterfront Hall has brought to Belfast. It has contributed significantly to the growth of visitors to the city through conferences and events.” More than 350,000 conference delegates have visited the venue, with 25 per cent of these coming from outside Northern Ireland.

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