OEC Owlerton – Sheffields newest event and conferencing venue.
OEC Owlerton is Sheffield newest events and conference centre. Situated between Napoleons Casino and Owlerton greyhound Stadium. With 400 free car parking spaces and next to a tram stop OEC is placed in the perfect position. Its Grand opening on November 14th was a huge hit. OEC is now in full swing taking bookings and putting on some of the best events in Sheffield. They have already hosted their first wedding with many more to come. Being a Sheffield Based company Surelight were eager to work on this project and are very proud to say they have worked on it.
WMA Architects were brought in to take the lead on the OEC project. WMA are a Sheffield based company and are involved in a number of projects around the UK. A great number of WMA’s projects are leisure and sport so they were perfect for this project as their expertise and knowledge is in this area. Surelight were very fortunate to work with WMA and are incredibly proud of our work.
The Harris Group
The Harris group are the construction group appointed with the task of building OEC. Construction began March 4th 2019 with the final touches going in days before the opening date. The Harris group have created a fantastic building and have helped Surelight thought the whole process of putting together the lights.
A&S Leisure Group
A&S Leisure Group are no strangers to successful business’. Operating five casinos and a greyhound stadium, it is safe to say A&S know what they are doing. OEC is the perfect new addition to A&S. Situated between napoleons and The Greyhound tack together the three venues make up The Owlerton Experience with various experiences and joys to be had. Across the three venues will create nearly 300 jobs from hospitality and catering to management roles. Wether it is placing your bets on the dogs or dancing the night away to live music all three venues offer the same warm welcome and first class Yorkshire service.
Surelight’s involvement was in the background but really shone towards the end of the project. Surelight were approached by WMA to provide the window lights for OEC. Surelight wanted to add the ‘WOW’ factor so worked with WMA to create the perfect light illusion. Using a pixel LED strip Surelight paired it with a controller and worked with OEC’s Venue Director Gary Cook to create the perfect lighting displays. Whether it is multi-colour changing or gold and red, Surelights control and lights can do it. The outside lights finish the building perfectly and ensure the building can be seen from miles away.
With the final touches going in hours before the opening night the venue was set and ready to go. The opening night went off without a hiccup. With top quality food and entertainment, the opening night not only gave us an insight into what OEC can do but what Sheffield can do. Being host to many weddings, Christmas parties and conferences OEC is the perfect addition to both the A&S group and Sheffield.