CDG Leisure has sold a Victoria Embankment site to the team behind much-loved Soho nightspot, Circa, for another LGBT-friendly venue.
The boutique property advisory firm sold the site of the former Opal Bar, to Baby Bull Ltd, on behalf of the previous tenant, on a 25-year lease from 1999.
The 7,089 sq ft unit at Hungerford House, WC2, will be transformed to house a club in the basement and an all-day dining and drinking offer on the ground floor.
A variety of LGBT-friendly club nights will be hosted downstairs, starting with Circa - The Club, while the upstairs will have a more casual, relaxed ambience.
Emma Cousins, CDG Leisure, who brokered the deal, said: “The popularity of Soho favourite, Circa, has illustrated a demand for more LGBT-friendly venues in the capital. This is why we are certain Circa – The Club and Hungerford House, with its high footfall and central location, is sure to become a much-needed addition to London’s nightlife scene and a truly unique offering among the city’s many bars and clubs.”