Nightclub refit will see creation of new venue in heart of Durham

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A new bar is to open in the heart of Durham as one of the city’s best-known nightspots gets a major facelift.

The refurbishment of the Loveshack Nightclub in the Walkergate Leisure Complex will create more than 25 jobs and create two venues, the first of which will be open during the day serving food and coffees as well as some innovative cocktails and products.

(from left) assistant manager Terry Gowland, assistant manager Helen Robson, general manager Debbie Corbett, deputy manager Gemma Graham and venue supervisor Daniel Adams

(from left) assistant manager Terry Gowland, assistant manager Helen Robson, general manager Debbie Corbett, deputy manager Gemma Graham and venue supervisor Daniel Adams

‘My House’ will be located towards the front of the premises and open out onto the Walkergate area’s lower level piazza, offering sheltered outdoor seating.

It will play host to its own events and live acts and have a separate DJ and music policy to Loveshack.

The remainder of the venue will still be operating as Loveshack until the second phase of the refurbishment starts next year.

This will see the nightclub given a makeover and rebrand.

We are delighted to announce the launch of My House, bringing something fresh and unique to Durham as well as a range of job opportunities for the city.

Debbie Corbett

General manager Debbie Corbett said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of My House, bringing something fresh and unique to Durham as well as a range of job opportunities for the city.

“Loveshack is now into its tenth year of trade and has certainly done us proud over the years – we have hosted some unforgettable nights and events

“But all good things must come to an end and we realise it’s now time to update the décor and move with the times. Using the space at the front during the day is an amazing idea and the plans for the new build are very exciting.

“We can’t wait until it’s completed and I’m sure our customers will all love the finished article.”

An exclusive VIP launch event will take place next Saturday at which guests will be able to see the venue before it opens its doors to the public on a date to be announced shortly.