Manchester’s newest arena, Co-op Live, will make the city a global entertainment destination and provide numerous benefits to the city centre economy. Slated to be the largest indoor concert venue in the UK with a capacity of 23,500 seats, the arena will be located on the Etihad Campus, which includes Etihad Stadium, home of Premier League’s Manchester City F.C. Along with drawing large music tours to Manchester, the venue is also designed to host a wide range of other events including international sports tournaments, family shows, and emerging formats such as esports.
Making a Difference
OVG, the developer and operator of the arena, partnered with Manchester-based Co-op Group for a 15-year deal, which includes naming rights of the venue and benefits for Co-op members. Co-op Live will be uniquely committed to sustainable and social initiatives during construction and operation of the venue. The project is set to create 3,350 construction jobs and 1,000 roles and apprenticeships on completion. It is focused on green solutions such as targeting zero operational waste to landfills.
CAA ICON is engaged as the Developer's Representative for Oak View Group to oversee the Co-op Live project. The following Project Management services are being implemented:
- Plan and Organize
- Program and Strategize
- Design and Pre-Construct