Keep all bulldozer keys away from Cllr. Mallinson!


When Bradford Council made the recent announcement that only Bradford Live had made it through to the third stage of its Expressions Of Interest process, this was one of four possible scenarios that BORG had envisaged. The other three scenarios were: Both Bradford Live and Bradford One being successful at the end of stage 2 […]

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BORG’s take on this week’s news.


“No matter how disappointed some may be about one particular bid not getting through, really it’s about the Odeon. It’s not about a bid. It’s about bringing that building back into use and not having a ‘white elephant’ in  ten years’ time like it is now. That’s really what we should all be concentrating on […]

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Last Architect Standing…

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For those not registered on the Architects Journal site, here is their article on the Bradford Odeon bid announcement.

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Vic gets a good scrub!


As Bradford Council made its announcement that Bradford Live is the preferred bidder for the redevelopment of the Odeon, maintenance works were also commencing outside of the building. During the course of the next few days you will see contractors cleaning the exterior and removing foliage. If you tune in to BCB Radio around 4pm […]

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Bradford Odeon Rescue Group are delighted Bradford Council has chosen Bradford Live as the preferred developer for the Odeon. Chairman of BORG, Norman Littlewood said today: We campaigned hard for over ten years to save our Odeon as we know it means a great deal to many in Bradford. But we couldn’t have done it […]

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Dome Repairs Update


This morning BORG were contacted by a local radio station who wanted to know what the situation was with the outstanding repair work that has still to be applied to the corroded steel in the Odeon’s domes. BORG were made aware that these works are about to be actively addressed a few weeks ago but […]

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Channel 4′s Restoration Man, George Clarke visits Bradford’s Amazing Space!


“I THINK IT WOULD BE BRILLIANT FOR BRADFORD TO KEEP THE ODEON!” (George Clarke, 3rd July 2014) Channel 4′s Restoration Man, and presenter of ‘Amazing Spaces’ George Clarke, has maintained a personal interest in the Bradford Odeon for a couple of years after an ongoing dialogue with Matt Shaw of BORG. The renowned architect and […]

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(Bradford Odeon advert – December 1984) The Ghostbuster season at the Odeon throughout Christmas 1984 almost evokes as many magic memories as the Star Wars mirror ball once did. Who could ever forget the frenzy created by the cinema’s staff before the film’s screening as its theme blasted out of the speakers in Odeon 2?  […]

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Architects Journal report on Odeon EOI

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Below is the recent report from Architects Journal for those that do not have access to the site…  Revealed: Images of shortlisted schemes for revamped Bradford Odeon 22 June, 2014 | By Laura Mark The concept designs by the two teams vying to transform Bradford’s empty Odeon cinema have gone on public display   London’s Tim Ronalds Architects […]

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BORG’S Latest void adventures!


BORG were delighted to be reacquainted with some rarely seen original features from the New Victoria days during their latest site visit yesterday (Thursday). We were further delighted to be introduced to other long-forgotten pockets of the old theatre for the first time that are also hidden away in the same void…  More new photos […]

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