Ministry of Sound won't be told to keep the noise down as new nearby flats will be fitted with sealed windows.
Ministry of Sound have announced that they will not be closing down despite council plans to build a block of flats nearby.
It's a case of 'everybody's happy' for now as the developer of a new apartment block has agreed to pay special attention to sound-proofing it from the blaring of the nearby London nightclub. There was initial worry that the council's plans to build the homes would cause a huge flurry of complaints from new residents about the noise and thus threaten the future of the one of the city's most famous dance clubs.
MOS' chief executive Lohan Presencer told the BBC, 'There is no doubt whatsoever that the proposed scheme makes it very likely we will be forced to close', while British musician Example warned the public, 'If we don't stand up and save it, we will lose the true home of British dance music.'
However, Mayor Boris Johnson has given developers Oakmayne the green light with the promise to the partying public that the apartments will be fitted with acoustic glazing and sealed windows, minimising the risk of angry and tired people storming up to the venue with strongly worded protests.
And so, the nightclub is set to make a dramatic return to celebrate their continued longevity and will unveil a string of high-energy parties on January 24th-25th 2014. The Friday will see trance label Anjunabeats bring along DJ sets from Super8 & Tab, Jaytech, Boom Jinx and Prok & Fitch, while the Saturday promises plenty of noise from Danny Avila, Third Party and Patrick Hagenaar.
Example stood firm behind keeping MOS open