A much-loved Leeds music venue is set to reinforce the vibrant part it plays in city life with a community-minded expansion project.
Building work on an extension to the Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park is due to get under way later this month, it has been announced.
The single-storey extension will provide the venue with an extra events room that will be capable of staging gigs but which will also be made available for use by residents’ groups and similar community organisations.
Other improvements will include a new toilet block with disabled access.
It is hoped the building work will be completed by the middle of the summer and there should be no impact on the normal running of the club while it is being carried out.
Nathan Clark, the Brudenell’s general manager, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We wanted to do something that will help meet the needs of the area as well as benefit the club.
“It’s also important to say that the spirit of the place is not going to change, we know that our customers regard it with a lot of affection.”
The Brudenell’s history dates back to the early part of the 20th century.
In recent years it has played host to concerts by the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, The Cribs and Franz Ferdinand.