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NEC Group to operate refurbished Bradford Odeon

By | Published on Friday 8 September 2017

Bradford Odeon

NEC Group International has been chosen to operate the Bradford Odeon, ahead of its planned re-opening in 2020.

Refurbishment on the 1930s cinema building was undertaken by charity Bradford Live in 2014. NECGI will take on the running of the venue on a 30 year lease and will invest £2 million into getting it fully up and running as a music venue.

Bradford Live director Lee Craven said that the NEC team “understand the building thoroughly and what its transformation will mean for the city”, adding: “The 30-year commitment NEC has made allows Bradford Live to unlock a majority of the funding needed to restore the building and we are now working closely with the council to ensure the full funding package is secured”.

MD of NEC Group Arenas, Phil Mead adds: “Bradford Odeon, once restored, will breathe new life into an historic building which has played a pivotal role in the city’s past. The redeveloped venue, as part of the ongoing regeneration of Bradford city centre anchored around City Park, will deliver jobs and investment and transform the live event and entertainment offer of the city”.



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