DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Dover, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 20 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 2005

(Name from)

Studio One

Latest 2007

(Name to)

1 Adrian Street

Dover

 

From the old "NuAge", this building reopened in 2005 as a new nightclub called Studio One.

It didn't last long, but I'm not sure when it closed, but in 2006 there was talk about converting the site into flats.

 

From the Dover Express, 19 October, 2006. Report by Laura Smith

Flats 'proposed' to replace troubled nightspot.

Club owner calls time.

NuAge flats 2006

Vision: An artist's Impression of what the new flats could look like, drawn up by Dudley Marsh Architects.

 

DOVER'S only nightclub, Studio One, looks set to be torn down and replaced by 16 flats, with a planning application already before the district council.

The Adrian Street venue, previously known as "NuAge" and owned by businessman Jim Gleeson, was bought for a reported 1million in 2004 by Janak Masrani and business partner Tony Gibber.

Mr Masrani initially earned praise from police after cracking down on crime and beefing up security, but problems soon resurfaced.

Earlier this year police called for a review of the club's licence, with restrictions on opening hours and conditions over noise limits and rubbish outside. The move was supported by residents but criticised by Mr Masrani, who said the police had a "vendetta" and were trying to humiliate him.

He said: "I really don't need all that. I came to Dover with good intentions and invested a lot of money. I got rid of a lot of bad publicity.

"People were saying the club was nice. But I couldn't do it myself, I had to have the help of the police.

"If the police aren't going to give me the support I need then so be it. I am going to put flats there."

The application for outline permission has been drawn up by Castle Street based Dudley Marsh Architects and is now with council planners.

Acting inspector John Merritt said he could not comment on Mr Masrani's plans, but added: "The reason we applied for the review was to do with crime and disorder and public safety.

"It's not just the residents. People who go out at night want to feel safe. The evidence was that the club was generating crime and disorder beyond what was acceptable.

"We work closely with licensees as far as possible but we are an enforcement agency and have to uphold the law."

 

Studio One

Above photo kindly sent by Paul Wells, showing the "Studio One" in 2007. You can just see their logo on the right of the building.

 

Early 2009 workmen were busy at work inside the building. I am not sure what they were converting, but my guess would be those flats spoken about. Seems I was wrong on that one. Latest development is that it will reopen as yet another nightclub, under the name of the "Karma." But to date (27 Oct 2009) as yet, nothing.

 

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