Mansfield nightclub could be demolished to create pub beer garden

The old QI club on Leeming Street
The old QI club on Leeming Street
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Part of a former nightclub in Mansfield could soon be bulldozed to make way for a town-centre beer garden.

Plans have been submitted to Mansfield District Council’s planning committee to flatten the rear part of the old QI building on Leeming Street, formerly The Palais, and transform it into a garden serving The Widow Frost next door and the Stag & Pheasant pub, on Clumber Street.

Both are owned by the national pub chain JD Wetherspoon, and are adjoined by the old nightclub building.

If given the green light, the proposed scheme could see space for more than 200 seats, with a covered, heated dining area. The front facade of the building would remain.

In 2010, QI became the first in Mansfield premises to have its licence revoked in more than seven years after a damning dossier of alcohol-related crime was recorded by police and passed to the licencing panel at Mansfield District Council.