One of the most popular nightclubs and live music venues in London has been ordered to close and make alternate arrangements for upcoming shows after a structural defect in the building work was discovered.
Koko, which is located in Camden, was temporarily closed after surveyors declared that the building was unsafe for public occupancy.
The venue is undergoing in-depth construction as part of a redevelopment due to be completed in April 2020. The 117-year-old building and former theatre were supposed to remain open during construction but it has now been closed until mid-October.
Spokesman Larry Seymour said that the extent of the structural defect building work required meant that a full closure was necessary. He apologised to all affected customers and clients and said that contractors were working hard to ensure that the venue would be back in business as soon as possible.