A HUDDERSFIELD town centre nightclub has been sold in a £3.3m deal.
The Cotton Factory bar and nightclub, on the corner of King Street and Zetland Street, has been snapped up by Ultimate Leisure.
The Newcastle-based company already runs 36 bars, hotels and nightclubs throughout the UK. It was attracted to The Cotton Factory because of its smoke-free potential when the smoking ban is introduced in July.
Mark Jones, chairman of Ultimate, said: "I am delighted we have acquired this fantastic site in Huddersfield.
"We have been on the lookout for assets in the town for some time and with its outside terrace and high standard of decor it fits our needs well.
"It will come into its own when the smoking ban is introduced because of its outside terraces.
"It is a premium business aimed at a more aspirational customer and trade is very successful. We aim to build on that success."
He said the existing staff would stay and no major changes were planned for the bar, which only opened in August, 2005.
The Grade 2 listed site had a £2.5m facelift, to transform it from a disused warehouse to a bar on three levels. It has been sold by Daisy Chain Inns.