Huddersfield town centre is set to get a new nightclub this weekend.

Safe House on Market Walk will open at 5pm on Friday and stay open until 4am the next day.

Andrew Blyth, a 36-year-old promoter and DJ, said he has been working on the project for a long time with his friend Richard Ingram who will be the licensee.

Andrew, who has been DJ-ing since he was 12-years-old, said: “The club will have a stainless steel bar, plenty of live acts and hopefully will go with a swing.

“We are very determined to make it a success and are positive that we will put Huddersfield on the map.

“A 10-year lease has been taken out with our landlord Richard Haigh who has backed us all the way.

“£350,000 has been spent on structural improvements and decorations and we are also committed to making it a safe club, hence its name.

“There will be 23 video cameras and the intention is to make the club as safe and relaxing for people as possible.”

From November 25 the nightclub will also double up from 10am to 5pm as a coffee and cake shop.

And for its first Saturday night it has been granted an extension for its licence to stay open until 6am on Sunday.

Andrew added: “We all know that the nightclub market has had its ups and downs over the years but we have put a lot of time, money and effort into this venture and are determined to make it succeed.”

Safe House sign on Market Walk
Safe House sign on Market Walk
 

Mr Haigh, a well-known Huddersfield businessman, said he wished Andrew Blyth and Richard Ingram every success.

He said: “They asked if they could rent this property and I told them no-one else seemed interested, so, yes, they could.

“Basically, I see it as being a late night bar but we shall see what happens. I hope it goes well for these two lads, they have invested quite a lot of money so they need to make a success of it.”

Kirklees Council leader Mehboob Khan said he was delighted at the prospect of the nightclub opening and added: “I think it’s brilliant.

“I walk through that area often and it’s always been clouded in despair and despondency so I applaud these people who have made such a significant interest in the town.”