Odeon is still a 2 Horse Race for Grand National weekend.

Two Proposals Remain It was revealed this week that Bradford Live had declined an invitation to join its rival Bradford One to merge their individual proposals. Gideon Seymour (the Chairman of Bradford One) had publicly hinted at a personal desire for both organisations to join forces a fortnight ago; “If I could have one wish [...]

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BORG supports Bradford Live!

The Bradford Odeon Rescue Group is delighted that plans for a swimming pool in the Odeon building have been scrapped, as it would not have brought much-needed business into Bradford in the form of visitors who would spend their money in the city. Mark Nicholson, secretary of BORG said: For ten years we have battled [...]

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BBC’s RadMac pledge support for Bradford Odeon…

Whilst at BBC’s 6Music festival at the weekend, it was nice to be able to update Mark Radcliffe on how his publicity had helped the campaign to save Bradford Odeon. It’s a couple of years ago since we sent him a mail shot, and he responded by dedicating a good few minutes of precious airtime [...]

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LATEST – engineers on-site.

BORG have received further information from Bradford Council relating to the ongoing remedial works at the Odeon.  From Monday 3rd March a team of consultants will be on site. They have been commissioned by Bradford Council to prepare their designs for the repairs required for the steel ring beams in the tower domes and also the beck [...]

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Latest Activity at Bradford Odeon

Bradford Council continue to keep BORG updated about the ongoing works at the Odeon. If you have seen anyone up on the upper sections of the scaffolding or on the roof during the past week, they will have been consultants looking at the design of the steel ring within the tower domes. You may recall that the corrosion of [...]

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City Reflections – LATEST

BORG have obtained further visuals relating the City Reflections proposal recently submitted to Bradford Council as an Expression of Interest for the Odeon site. The contract value of this scheme is somewhere between £25-30M. “Our proposal is for a world class, sustainable, state-of-the-art swimming, diving, athletic and multi-sport facility located in a prime position in the heart of Bradford city [...]

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Expressions of Interest – LATEST

BORG have received the following statement from Bradford Council’s Department of Regeneration and Culture: The submission deadline has now passed and we can confirm that the Council received just three expressions of interest for the former Odeon. They are; Bradford Live Bradford One City Reflections These three submissions will now be assessed to determine which of them [...]

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Odeon Update 2014

Engineers and contractors are presently at the Odeon site to undertake preparatory works to remove debris from the interior. Among the fixtures to be removed are the damp-damaged tables and chairs from the former Top Rank Bingo as well as carpets. Regardless of whatever the future has in store for the Odeon, these works are [...]

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THE PROCESS BEGINS…

  Following their recent purchase of the Odeon, Bradford Council have now formally launched the first stage of their Expressions Of Interest process. All proposals to redevelop the existing building should be submitted via the online form on the Council’s Invest In Bradford website. The deadline for initial submissions is 30th January 2014. Speaking at [...]

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The Odeon now belongs to Bradford!

After several months of negotiations between Bradford Council and the Homes & Communities Agency, the transfer of the Odeon to Local Authority ownership has now been formally completed. The finer details were actually finalised and completed yesterday evening. BORG now look forward to working alongside the Council as they prepare the Expressions Of Interest stage [...]

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