Developers push forward with Sheffield’s £6m venue development


Sheffield-based WMA Architects and construction company Harris CM are pushing forward with Sheffield’s new OEC venue, which will give The A&S Leisure Group the ability to host weddings, conferences, large banquets, indoor sporting events and concerts.

The £6m investment by the leisure and hospitality operator is due to be open this autumn, and is part of a wider company restructuring, with a new casino also set to be built in Manchester at the China Town end of Portland Street.

Mark Allen, Chief Executive at The A&S Leisure Group, said: “We’ve got an excellent reputation for offering great leisure and hospitality at Owlerton Stadium and at our four Yorkshire casinos and restaurants, and this multi-million-pound development will only add to that.

“We’ve spent time getting the right team in place to deliver this project, from local Yorkshire suppliers and contractors, to the appointment of Venue Director Gary Cook. Gary is well known in the Yorkshire region and his reputation for delivering outstanding venues and events precedes him. His previous role at Chesterfield Football Club saw him launch the new £15m stadium and we’re confident he will help drive our vision forward making The OEC one of Yorkshire’s finest events and conference venues.”