Ministry of Sound celebrate their 20th
birthday on September 16-18, but it has just announced that the club in
South London – the archetype superclub – is in doubt following a planning
application by property developers Oakmayne. According to MoS,
the company has filed for a residential development directly opposite the club and
thus threatening Ministry’s licence. According to the club, the
situation was summed up by Oakmayne boss Christopher Allen, who
simply stated "Nightclubs come and go”. Boo to you.
Ministry of Sound Group CEO Lohan Presencer said: "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."
If of course, you disagree with this man’s statement and want to play a part
in keeping this British institution open for a years to come- in which 300,000 people
visit annually – head to the MoS site to sign a Petition to help secure the
future of this bastion of youth culture.
Head there quick time and pledge your allegiance: