Fabric nightclub will reopen following its acceptance of failures inside the venue and its promise to follow strict new procedures.
The nightclub was forced to close following the deaths of two 18-year-olds as a result of drug overdoses in summer this year.
Since 2011 there have also been a further four deaths at the nightclub, prompting the Met Police to request a review of Fabric's license.
But now the club has agreed upon fresh operating procedures with Islington Council.
A joint statement by the Council and Fabic Life Limited released today (Monday November, 21) states: "Fabric has offered many new additional conditions to be added to its Licence, all of which are designed to ensure a Zero Tolerance approach to drug possession.
"Fabric is committed to doing all it reasonably can to ensure that no more of its clubbers come to drug-related harm.
"It also recognises that there needs to be, and will be, changes to its management structure and accountability. "
Some of the new measures to be implemented by the nightclub include:
- CCTV within the club
- No-one under the age of 19 is allowed to enter during club hours
- Enhanced searching procedures
- Use of a new ID scanning system upon entry
- Life-time bans for anyone trying to buy drugs in the club
- Improved lighting
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan shared his joy at the announcement over Twitter, thanking those involved in finding a solution for the club.
After the club's license was originally revoked on September 9, Fabric accepted that its search procedures were insufficient, as well as the acceptance of operating inadequate procedures to prevent the consumption of and the dealing of drugs inside the premisis.
The Met Police welcomed the nightclub's agreement to address the issues and said it will be monitoring the activities of the nightclub.
Superintendent Nick Davies, from Islington police, said: "Police will continue to robustly enforce the licensing objectives of preventing crime and disorder and maintaining public safety.
"We will be monitoring the ongoing conduct of Fabric and the activities that take place within it.
"If there are further breaches of the licence, Fabric should be in no doubt that they will be challenged by Islington police and action taken.
He adds: "I know Fabric is a venue that holds a great deal of affection in people's hearts.
"We had no choice but to take action to safeguard clubbers and now Fabric has agreed to considerable changes I hope the venue can continue to operate for many years to come within the boundaries of the new licensing conditions."
No date had yet been announced for the reopening.
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