Ely will have a nightclub again after entertainment group signs a lease agreement

JarJar's nightclub in Ely

JarJar's nightclub in Ely - Credit: Archant

Ely is set to have a nightclub again after an entertainment company signed a new lease for 11 Forehill in the city.

Liquid Ely, part of the Liquid Nightclub Group, will take over the 4,781 sq ft space and restore it to its former use as a nightclub as well as a daytime venue.

Previously occupied by Jar Jar’s nightclub, the space has been empty since going on the market in 2014 with a price tag of £550,000.

The new owners say it will now be fully restored.

Robert Gilkes, Liquid Ely Limited, said: “The property will be restored to its former glory as a nightclub with the same operating schedules, but with the addition of being open day times with pool tables, fruit machines and a juke box.

“Additionally, the venue will serve light refreshments and broadcast major sporting events.”

Ben Le Coq, senior surveyor with Carter Jonas, said: “Liquid will bring a new lease of life to this prominently located property, which has been vacant since the previous nightclub closed.

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“Liquid will contribute to the rejuvenation of this part of the high street and the town’s night time and day time economies.”

The venue sits at the end of a traditional brick terrace and comprises three storeys, with an extensive single storey extension to the rear with a flat roof.

While the first floor has previously been used as part of the nightclub, the second floor currently comprises the shell of a two bedroom flat, totalling 952 sq ft, with a separate electricity supply.

Subject to planning, the property has the potential for conversion, Mr Le Coq said.

The asset current has an A4 drinking establishments use class, as well as consent for nightclub use falling within the sui genesis use class. There are currently no restrictions on opening hours.