London venue Printworks will close for good following a decision by Southwark Council.
The multi-room venue operates a former printing complex, and it quickly earned a reputation for producing outstanding events. Located close to Surray Quays station, the industrial site echoes the feel of a Berlin club, but with a defiantly London-centric flavour.
One of the best larger clubs in the city, Printworks has also hosted a number of other events, ranging from live music through to immersive theatre.
Sadly, it’s all set to come to a finish. In a statement, Southwark Council have approved plans for site owners British Land to redevelop the area, transforming it into an “urban centre” – flats, predominantly.
The move has come in spite of a 10,000 strong petition, with the club now set to close for good. The area will be absorbed into Southwark Council’s broader Canada Water redevelopment plan, with Printworks turns into a three-part building ranging from five to seven stories, featuring a mix of offices and retail.
Printworks opened in 2017, and fought its way through an extremely challenging pandemic. Clash profiled the club and its team at length in the aftermath of its first season – re-visit that piece here.