Good news for the London club scene. The appropriately named Ministry Of Sound in London, one of the world’s most influential and iconic dance music venues, dodged a slow-moving bullet that could have shut their doors for good.
The fear of noise complaints from the adjacent proposed housing building, complaints that could have resulted in closure, prompted MoS officials to pen an open letter to Mayor Boris Johnson asking for help saving their seminal nightclub. After being given more time to discuss solutions by “Supermayor,” MoS and representatives of the forthcoming 41-storey Eileen House project next door, Englewood Ltd, have reached an agreement that will allow both “parties” to coexist peacefully. According to a press release issued by MoS, Englewood Ltd will be outfitting the building with extra acoustic protection to ensure this remains the case, and that minimal noise impact reaches the housing units.
Lohan Presencer, MoS’ CEO, said, “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Englewood Ltd that safeguards our future while allowing new development in Southwark.” He added that they’re thrilled to have new locals in the neighborhood and to have such a “super” mayor on the case working for everyone’s benefit.
“We are grateful to the Mayor for his efforts and look forward to welcoming our new neighbours to the area.”
Here’s to another 20 years at Ministry of Sound.