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“If permitted to re-open, the club will operate to a gold standard”…

fabric nightclub has submitted evidence to court ahead of its licence appeal hearing, which is set to take place on Friday 28th November at Highbury Magistrates Court.

Speaking in their fourth transparency statement, Gary Kilbey, managing director at fabric, revealed that they will call upon 41 witness statements, including Adrian Studd, a former Chief Inspector of the Metropolitan Police, who was the Chief Inspector in charge of licensing at the Olympic Games, and Fiona Measham, the leading national expert in drug welfare and medical provision in clubs that spoke at the Farringdon venue’s original licensing hearing with Islington Council in October.

Kilbey writes that fabric have submitted a new 155 page Operational Policies and Procedures Manual, setting out in great detail the security, welfare and medical facilities to be provided at the club, together with the management and audit procedures to ensure that they are operated to the highest standard.

“We have also suggested 32 new license conditions to give further assurance that if permitted to re-open, the club will operate to a gold standard,” Kilbey said.

Last month, a judge reportedly ruled that the Metropolitan police should not be able to keep the identity of the undercover police officers that investigated fabric nightclub ahead of its closure a secret.

That news came after fabric nightclub was forced to vastly reduce its staff base, as the Farringdon venue awaits its hearing to appeal Islington Council’s decision to revoke their license.

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here.