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Nation, the spiritual home to Cream, has announced that its iconic venue will close at the end of year because of the development plans of Wolstenholme Square. But Cream’s faithful following have nothing to fear, as in its footprint will stand a new Subterranean Superclub.
The £40m year-long development will transform the Square, not only will Cream get rebuilt, but it will also see the creation of new buildings ranging up to 10 storeys, a new passageway through to Wolstenholme Square to Seel Street, as well as featuring ground floor commercial space for cafes, restaurants, shops.
For new the home of the legendary Cream Liverpool architects, Falconer Chester Hall, wanted to keep the dingy warehouse atmosphere. They claim that the new Superclub will retain Creams’‘industrial’ and ‘underground’ feel.
They have also stated it will be a ‘state-of-art’ nightclub, fitting ‘seamlessly alongside modern homes.’
However the new club will have the ability to function as both a multi room and one vast space. This means that it will be more adaptable, so it can be put to a range of different uses. Quite the exciting new music venture for Liverpool.
Both parties seem delighted with the development plans. Elliot Group MD stated that Cream needed to be right at the heart of this project, and now both parties are ready to get started.
He said; This scheme is a unique opportunity to fit a state-of-the-art nightclub seamlessly alongside modern homes, both of which are key to Wolstenholme Square’s long-term competitiveness and appeal.”
“Ensuring the scheme is well-matched to Cream’s needs has been a key focus throughout and we’re delighted that we’ve now reached a point where everyone is really eager to see things get going.”
A Cream spokesperson spoke of Creams’ importance to ravers and what the new plans will mean to the city.
They said: “The Elliot Group have taken on board the importance of retaining the cultural and musical hub that Wolstenholme Square offers and our ideas and ethos for the new venue.”
“Ourselves and the thousands of people who have passed through Nation’s doors hold a deep attachment to the venue and what it stands for and the plans present us with an incredible opportunity to create an exciting new music venue for the city”
Cream is set to close at the end of the year, which will coincide with its 23rd Birthday and the final closing party is set to take place on Boxing Night.
We are Purple Revolver are super excited to see which DJs will be announce for the first big show. High expectations all round.
Performances from DJ friends old and new are expected as they all return to Cream to bid farewell to undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous clubs.