Crush death nightclub in Northampton to become a gym
Work is to start on converting a former nightclub in Northampton where two people were crushed to death last year, into a fitness gym.
The Lava & Ignite building, on St Peters Way, was bought by Pure Gym, who said it would turn it into a 24-hour fitness centre creating up to 25 jobs.
A planning application was approved by Northampton Borough Council on 2 May.
Pure Gym said work would start in June and the gym could open as early as September.
The nightclub closed in October after students Nabila Nanfuka, 22, and Laurene-Danielle Jackson, 19, died following a stampede of people trying to leave.
Witnesses described club-goers rushing to the exits after an announcement that coaches were leaving to take them home.
The club closed for good when Luminar, which ran it, went into administration.