Plans finally submitted for controversial Bradford Odeon site
Carey Jones will today (27 July) lodge plans with Bradford City Council to redevelop the site of the city’s 1930s Odeon cinema - three years after winning the original design contest
The Leeds-based practice has again revised its designs for the £55 million scheme following extensive consultation and input from regional development Yorkshirte Forward. A previous scheme was unveiled back in October 2008.
Dubbed new Victoria Place, the project for developer Langtree Artisan will see the former Odeon, which closed in 2000, flattened and replaced by an office and leisure ‘landmark’.
In fact the latest designs have been given a guarded thumbs up from EH.
Trevor Mitchell, planning and development regional director, Yorkshire and Humber at English Heritage, said: ‘The revised proposal respects the setting of adjacent listed buildings and provides new buildings of an appropriate quality, in a sympathetic landscaped setting, safeguarding the overall character of the city centre conservation area.
‘While the loss of the Odeon’s turrets and façade would be regretted, we are satisfied that the benefits of the proposal would outweigh the harm which it would cause. English Heritage would therefore support the revised scheme.’