Ministry of Sound Survives Existential Threat
Ministry of Sound have announced that they’ve done a deal that will protect the long term future of the South London superclub after a five year battle with offshore property developers Oakmayne.
Under the terms of the arrangement, the developers will be able to build their 41-storey tower of sound-proofed luxury flats on the doorstep of the Elephant & Castle club, with flat purchasers having to sign compulsory agreements not to
protest about noise from the club.
“This means we are permitted to make the noise we’ve always made without fear of being complained about,” Ministry boss Lohan Presencer told the Standard. “It’s pretty groundbreaking and will hopefully set a precedent for similar situations,” he added.
In a statement on their website, Ministry praised the ‘heroic intervention of Mayor of London Boris Johnson’ for brokering the ‘landmark legal deal between Ministry of Sound and the developer Oakmayne that will enable Eileen House to be redeveloped without threatening our club’s existence.’
“That’s all we ever wanted in the first place – and finally that’s what we’ve achieved,” Ministry added, “It’s taken five long years, but we vowed to keep fighting until we’d secured our future. It was that simple.”
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