August 26, 2011 9:21
Future of London nightclub Ministry Of Sound under threat
Plans for a residential development may scupper the future of the venue
As the venue reaches a landmark 20 years in the business, the future of London superclub Ministry Of Sound is under threat following a planning application from property developers.
Oakmayne have filed for a planning application for a residential development opposite the South London nightclub, as such threatening the venue’s license. According to the club, the head of Oakmayne, Christopher Allen, is reported to have said of the matter, "Nightclubs come and go”.
CEO of the Ministry Of Sound Group, Lohan Presencer, responded:
When Oakmayne told us that 'nightclubs come and go', we were horrified. Ministry of Sound is not just any nightclub; it's the most famous nightclub in the world and the heart of a global entertainment business.
These developers have cut corners at every stage and counter to their claims, they do not have the best interests of the local community at heart. We must do everything in our power to save our club and our business/
Ministry Of Sound celebrates its 20th birthday next month. They are running a petition on their website in order for fans to show their support for the club.
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