Irish odyssey for The Attik

The Attik has been appointed to develop branding for a Belfast science centre based at Odyssey, a new riverside retail and leisure complex.

Currently under construction, the development will also feature a sports stadium and retail outlets. It is being developed by a new body, The National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, and has benefited from National Lottery funding.

The Attik has also been working on the project with Hands On Inc, a Florida consultancy which specialises in creating exhibits for children. Hands On is working on interior and exhibition elements at the centre, and is using The Attik for graphic design work.

The Attic managing director Tim Watson says the consultancy plans to pitch for further work at the centre, which is due to open in March 2001. Prior to its current branding work, The Attik took part in a number of brain-storming sessions with staff from NMGNI and Hands On.

Meanwhile, The Attik is seeking to appoint planners at several of its offices. Watson says the appointment of planner Errol Flanagan at the London office has paid greater than expected dividends in terms of business wins. Planners, possibly from outside the design industry, are being sought for the New York, San Francisco and Sydney offices.

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