Fabric nightclub is to reopen after Islington council agreed to strict new licensing conditions, including an over-19s policy and ID scanners at the entry to the venue.
The Farringdon nightclub, one of London’s most well-known venues, was stripped of its licence and faced permanent closure after the drug-related deaths of two teenagers.
However, in a court hearing on Monday, Islington council said it would accept 32 new conditions put forward by Fabric’s owners that would prevent drug abuse and allow the club to open its doors again.
The rules, set out in a 155-page document, include banning entry to anyone under 19 on main nights, more comprehensive CCTV monitoring, ID scanners and lifetime bans for anyone caught asking for drugs.
The club’s court appeal against closure was made up of 41 witness statements and included acceptance by Fabric that the police investigation was “reasonable” and that “procedures in relation to searching were insufficient, …
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