Bradford Odeon Revamp 'Still Moving Forward'

We've had an update from the man behind the plans.

A project to turn an iconic former Bradford cinema into a live music venue is moving forward, according to the man behind the plans.

Lee Craven, project director of Bradford Live, has given an update to Pulse 1 & 2. He said: "It seems quiet on the surface but there's lots happening behind the scenes. The strip-out has been done to the building and the domes have been completely repaired."

"We're also having detailed discussions with potential partners and working hard on the funding element too. It is frustrating how long things take in the commercial world but I remain positive - with some more work due to be starting this year on the inside renovation."

The project was put under pressure last year after a £5m lottery bid was rejected.

Bradford Live are trying to restore the original 1930s auditorium to hold about 4,000 people and host up to 200 arts events a year after the building closed in 2000 and fell into a derelict state. 

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