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Legendary Printworks club to close temporarily for several years

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Recent agreements are being “positive about the future of the site”

Printworks London

A few weeks ago we told you that the legendary London club’s days were numbered after it was announced that it would close -with no set date- to be converted into offices and stores. Today, September 27 and through a press release, Printworks London announced its temporary closure for several years. Hopeful but bittersweet news for all lovers of both electronic music and the venue.

The closure will be temporary and will begin in early 2023. All this, as part of the development plan in Surrey Quays, where the club is located and which is carried out by Southwark Council, British Land and Printworks organizers, Broadwick Live. The statement also detailed that the recent agreements are being “positive about the future of the site.”

Printworks Club
Printworks Club

A planning strategy still in process

Printworks was born in 2017 as a temporary space that slowly and in such a short time became an indispensable place for lovers of the electronic scene. Late last year, it was revealed that the developers, British Land, had proposed to the Southwark Council board a plan to “redevelop the club” to convert it in the long term into offices. A plan already approved but with final planning not yet set.

After the dissemination of this news and the near decline of the place, more than 11,000 signatures were gathered through the platform to save it. However, it had all been in vain, until now. “Over the past 6 years, we have built an excellent relationship with Broadwick Live, and we look forward to securing a long-term future.” for culture, business and music with them at Printworks” – notes Roger Madelin, one of the directors behind the redevelopment plan.

Simeon Aldred, director of Broadwick Live, commented as follows:

“At this defining moment for the future of one of London’s most beloved venues, we are honored and grateful for the support of our community and partners. We have been working hard on an elevated design that protects the raw and original nature of the press rooms, which we are pleased to unveil in due course. We will need your continued support as we enter the planning process with Southwark Council in the coming months.”

Also read: Meet Printworks’ successor club: The Beams

Final events for 2022 now confirmed

Printworks London opened its doors in 2017 and has a capacity of 6000 attendees. Western Europe’s largest former newspaper factory has become a symbol of electronic music by hosting the world’s most respected electronic music labels, events and producers: Afterlife, EXHALE, Drumcode, Defected, Anjunadeep, are just some of them. Even last year DJ Mag ranked it as the seventh best club in the world.

For this last part of the year, Printworks has already announced 19 dates for its AW2022 season where producers such as Tale of Us, Bonobo, Solardo, Paul van Dyk, DJ Snake or Charlotte de Witte are scheduled. In addition, three more dates were added today with Amelie Lens presenting EXHALE, Anjunadeep and Bugged Out by The Chemicals Brothers. Read the press release about the announcement in this article below.

Also read: EXHALE returns to Printworks bringing back a devastating lineup

Press release from Printworks London
Printworks Press Release
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