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Plans for new building near Ministry of Sound approved

Mayor Boris Johnson approved the plans for a tower block, near the night club from Central London.

The flock of flats will be built by Oakmayne and the developer designed 335 apartments and 65 affordable homes on the Eileen House site in Newington Causeway near the Ministry of Sound nightclub.

There were protests regarding the fact that the noise complaints from the tenants may cause the club to close and the developer agreed to make the necessary changes so that the flats will be protected by the noise. Artists including Judge Jules, Pete Tong, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris and Example had supported a campaign to protect the nightclub.

After Oakmayne agreed to change the design of the flats, the mayor approved the new plans. The 41-storey construction will include acoustic glazing, sealed windows and internal "winter gardens".

The new plans will allow the club and the new construction to co-exist in the same region without one affecting the other. The agreement also allows the club to maintain the current noise level without fear of complaints.

Lohan Presencer, chief executive of Ministry of Sound Group, said he can’t wait for new neighbours in the area.

The development’s building work is due to start later this year.