A large derelict space in the busy town centre of Maidstone, Kent is due to be transformed into a new brand new venue early next year (pending license approval). The five-storey building which was formerly a furniture warehouse built in the early 1900s, will undergo a £750,000 refurb to become an exciting new hotspot for club nights in Kent.
Named W House, the venue will sit between Week Street and Rose Yard in Maidstone, with its sister club The Source Bar located next door. The leading underground venue has continued to grow in recent years, bringing the biggest names in electronic music to the doorstep of many local ravers. The new larger capacity venue will allow this growth to continue, whilst attracting even bigger brands & artists to the area.
Whilst music events aren’t expected to take place every weekend to begin with, W House is also planning to host a range of other shows including stand up-comedy and boxing, with the license application looking to serve alcohol up to 6am on certain days.
Stephen Moore, the owner of both venues has said :
“I’ve been in Maidstone for 30 years and run The Source for 20 and know what Maidstone wants. “People don’t want another nightclub, there’s a gap in the market for an events centre that will hold a variety of events. I’m very excited.”
Once open, the building will include a large dancefloor and stage space on the first & second floors, with a mezzanine overlooking the stage on the second floor which is hoped to open January next year. The third floor which is set to be a high-end cocktail bar with a roof terrace is not expected to open until next August.
Keep an eye on The Source Bar Facebook page for more info.
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