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Construction work starts on OEC Sheffield – £5.5m Events and Conference Venue

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Construction work has now commenced on the new £5.5m purpose-built events and conference venue, OEC Sheffield.

Located between Napoleons Casino Sheffield and Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, The OEC will feature a range of multi-purpose suites, catering for up to 500 guests.

WMA Architects has been taking the lead on the project, and construction company Harris CM has started work on the venue, which is due to open this autumn.


OEC Sheffield will be purpose-built and has been designed to be a flexible venue for multiple uses. The venue will offers highly adaptable room layouts, able to accommodate small and intimate events, all the way up to large events for up to 500 guests – including Weddings and Exhibitions. OEC Sheffield will provide an excellent space for conferences, whilst also hosting live events and tribute nights.


The multi-million pound development is being spearheaded by leisure and hospitality operator the A&S Leisure Group.

Mark Allen, chief executive at the A&S Leisure Group, said: “We’ve had a vision for this venue for some time now and we’re excited to finally get cracking with the build stage.

“With an excellent reputation for offering great leisure and hospitality at Owlerton Stadium and at our four Yorkshire casinos and restaurants, this multi-million-pound development will only add to that.”

The venue’s Rivelin Suite will be fully adaptable with the capacity to hold up to 500 guests, or can be split up into three separate suites for anywhere between 100 to 250 guests.

The four VIP Hospitality Boxes will offer panoramic views of Owlerton Stadium and can seat up to 20 delegates.

Allen added: “Our time has been spent 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’s reputation for delivering outstanding venues and events around the region 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.”

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