South London nightclub E1 has revealed plans for a brand new purpose-built venue next door to its current site.
Owners of the venue, located on Pennington St, Wapping, have been working in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council and Big Yellow Storage on development plans to safeguard the future of the nightclub.
“We are now happy to confirm that the development plans include a brand new bespoke venue, taking into account sound mitigation, that will become our new home once the initial development is complete, with construction not due to begin for approximately 5 years,” said Yuval Hen, Owner & Founder of E1.
“We are also glad to confirm that throughout planning, development, and construction, E1 in its current form will remain open as it is now – committed to on point curation, cutting edge sound, awe-inspiring visuals, and above all a safe and welcoming space for all.”
As reported by Mixmag, planning application documents show that E1’s current home will be demolished to make way for the new development from McLaren Construction, encompassing a Big Yellow Storage facility and 114 residential flats, alongside the new nightclub.
Last month, Tower Hamlets councillors rejected an appeal filed in May 2023 against the proposed development – which listed concerns over existing and future residents – officially giving the green light on the new development plans.
Speaking on the news, Michael Kill, CEO of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) said: “Fantastic news to hear that the future of E1 is safe, such an important venue for London. Important to recognise the roles of Tower Hamlets and Yellow Storage and the team at E1 for brokering this unique agreement.”
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