Music First

Manchester’s newest arena, Co-op Live, is helping turn the city into a global entertainment destination. As the UK's only music-first arena, Co-op Live boasts the largest floor space of any indoor venue, a significantly lower ceiling, and tiered seating that brings fans closer to the artist. Along with drawing large music tours to Manchester, the venue also hosts a wide range of other events including international sports tournaments, family shows, and emerging formats such as esports.

Co-op Live Stage Lighting

Making a Difference

Co-op Live is set to be the UK's first and only 100% electric arena, powered by a combination of renewably sourced electricity and on-site solar panels. The venue’s roof harvests Manchester’s abundance of rainfall, which is then reused in and around the venue. Sustainable elements extend beyond the building, as the neighboring mile-long pedestrian path was upgraded with lighting installations and busking spots for musicians to encourage walking rather than driving.

Services Provided

CAA ICON was engaged as the Developer's Representative for Oak View Group to oversee the Co-op Live project. The following Project Management services were implemented:

  • Activate 
  • Plan and Organize
  • Program and Strategize
  • Design and Pre-Construct
  • Construct
  • Complete