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Underground night club granted licensing application

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The basement of a car park in Croydon town centre is set to be transformed into a nightclub after a licensing application for the premises was agreed.

The new venue, called Underground 2018, is set to host concerts, DJ sets and dance shows once it opens in the basement of Q-Park, in Charles Street.

A bar serving beer, wine, cider and spirits will also be set up in the venue.

Events company Cellar Door Promotions, which previously hosted the Croydon rooftop cinema, will be running the new club after a successful licensing application to Croydon Council.

The new venue will hold performances until 11pm – unless it applies for a separate risk-assessment to be completed before each event to allow them to run later.

The licencing application states: “The peak time use of the site will be in the evenings where events, which will eventually form part of Croydon’s bid for ‘Borough of Culture’, will take place once the sun has set and the utilisation of the car park is at its lowest.

“The applicant will do their utmost to regulate behaviour whilst operating the site and will seek to manage and provide guidance to visitors as they come in and disperse into the immediate vicinity.”

Farouk Deen, owner of Cellar Door Promotions, said there is not yet a set date for the opening of Underground. However, the licencing application implies that it will be opening before the end of 2018.