RECENT pictures have given a glimpse inside the Bradford Live building. 

The team behind Bradford Live posted on social media today that a light fitting in the second-floor turret was now in place.

Bradford Live published a picture of the light fitting, saying it "looks fabulous".

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The 'fabulous' light fitting inside Bradford LiveThe 'fabulous' light fitting inside Bradford Live (Image: Bradford Live)

In a separate post a few days ago, Bradford Live released some more pictures from inside the city centre building.

"The original 1930's boilers have inspired the newly created 'Boiler Room Bar' which also utilises huge stone floor slabs," the post said.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The 'Boiler Room Bar' The 'Boiler Room Bar'  (Image: Bradford Live)

"These were found during excavation and belonged to Whitaker's Brewery which occupied the site prior to the building of the New Victoria."

The pictures were released as questions and doubts drag on over the future of the Bradford Live scheme.

Last month, the Telegraph & Argus reported that the first two shows announced at Bradford Live - a couple of tribute acts - had been cancelled.

Birmingham-based NEC Group - which was due to take over the building soon before opening Bradford Live later this year as a major entertainment venue - has repeatedly declined to confirm its commitment to the multi-million-pound regeneration scheme.

Once again, the T&A asked the NEC Group for a statement this week. No statement was provided. 

A spokesperson for Bradford Council has repeatedly insisted that "there is a contract with NEC and that remains in place".

"Building works at this world class venue are running to schedule and on target for practical completion in June," the spokesperson repeated this week.

The Bradford Live website still mentions the NEC Group.

It states: "An exciting transformation is underway to breathe life back into an iconic Bradford landmark.

"Located in the heart of a thriving city centre and originally built in 1930, the magnificent art deco building formerly known as the Bradford Odeon is being restored, bringing it back to its former glory as an entertainment hub for the city. The venue will open as a world class leisure and business destination.

"The development is being managed by the Bradford Live team and the NEC Group (UK's leading live events business) and when open is expected to attract 300,000 visitors each year. The venue will host a calendar of 200+ world class music, comedy and family entertainment events as well as providing the city with great conference, meeting and banqueting spaces.

"Our vision is to create a cultural hub for the region that will celebrate the city and venue heritage while ensuring world class event spaces for generations to come."