NEC Group intentions to invest 2m in transforming the Bradford Odeon right into a premier music venue, creating 30 permanent full-time equivalent jobs.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced a 325,000 grant to aid the effort, a part of the Leeds City Region’s 1 billion plus Growth Deal to further improve the region’s economy.

The regeneration project is forecast for making up 30 full-time equivalent jobs upon completion, 20 apprenticeship roles and 60 temporary construction jobs. The revolutionary venue predicted to look at in 2020.

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council and Chair on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority said: “This grant will help to regenerate this historic building into after that be a tremendous cultural asset to the city. This follows on from your very good news that NEC group will be the operator partner for that Odeon. The momentum is starting to produce behind the Odeon’s rebirth this also latest announcement just contributes to that.

“We operate closely with Bradford Live to secure the rest of the funding needed and also this grant could be the initial of many announcements hopefully to welcome from the coming months.

“Bradford has benefitted from a lot more than 61m of funding on the Combined Authority, a testament to the true secret role Bradford is required to have fun with the Leeds City Region.”

Roger Marsh, Chair on the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, said: ?”I am immensely thrilled to be aware of the approval of this much-needed grant by the Investment Committee. Thanks partially to the current Growth Deal funding, Bradford Odeon is a transformational project, not simply to do this landmark building, and also for the people and town of Bradford along with the City Region. This venue, situated in the middle of the city, will end up another iconic string to Leeds City Region’s outstanding cultural bow, adding the already exceptional lifestyle inside our region.”




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