London venue Cable closes its doors with ‘immediate effect’

The SE1 nightclub was shut this morning after losing its battle with Network Rail

London venue and nightclub Cable has closed its doors with immediate effect.

The venue, situated in the London Bridge area, has shut due to Network Rail’s redevelopment of London Bridge station.

Cable have released an official statement via their website which explains that the venue closed this morning (May 1). They wrote:

We have been forced to close following two years of ongoing legal battles with Network Rail, who took possession of the venue this morning with an entry order, putting us out of business and leaving our 70 staff without jobs. This is due to them allegedly requiring the space back for the redevelopment of London Bridge station. It is an utterly devastating blow to what is a much loved, hugely successful, well respected music venue and media business.

Alongside photos of Network Rail cutting through their shutters and of bailiffs outside the club, they added: “This is not only a huge loss to the loyal fans and staff of Cable, but to London’s clubbing community as a whole. With enormous pride, we delivered the very best talent in an environment that upheld the history of the early SE1 rave scene and supported as many musical styles as possible.”

Cable has said that ticket holders for forthcoming events which were set to take place at the venue shouldn’t worry, and further information about re-booked shows will follow in due course.