Strategic management consulting firm CAA ICON has been appointed by Oak View Group to serve as the project management consultancy for Co-op Live, a new 23,500-seat arena currently under construction in Manchester.

CAA ICON opened its first UK office in March 2020 to support the planning process for Co-op Live. The company has managed the development of numerous venues around the world, including The O2 in London and the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.

Stephanie Bax, CAA ICON’s managing director of European operations, will lead the firm’s project management team for Co-op Live, overseeing the contract, design and construction activities for the arena. Bax has been representing OVG through the design process and has played a key role in arena development activities...

...Bax said: “We are thrilled to be working once again with OVG, this time to deliver their first international venue. Co-op Live will be a groundbreaking project for the UK music industry and an important economic boost to the City of Manchester in the wake of the pandemic.

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