Inside forgotten nightclub where dancefloor is frozen in time for 20 years

Pictures have revealed the inside of a forgotten nightclub where the dancefloor is frozen in time, and the glitter ball is still hanging 20 years on.

Ever fancied partying like it's 1999? Well if you have a spare £200,000 you can do it every day.

Step back to a time when things were simpler, smoking was affordable, and still allowed indoors, and buy yourself the former premises of the Refinery.

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The Staffordshire venue hasn't seen a pint pulled in over 20 years, and the building remains a time capsule reminiscent of the final time it called last orders.

Photos taken inside the eerily abandoned building show its walls adorned in bright purple, green and red paint, with much of the 1990s club's furnishings still inside.

Its coat room still stands, with empty hangers waiting for clubbers, while an old old glitterball remains hanging from the ceiling, alongside signs that read "The Refinery" and "Friday Social".

There is a VIP area, with its balcony overlooking the dancefloor, which still holds its vibrant bright red couches.

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Fridges and cups that haven't held alcohol since the last drink was served in 2001 also remain eagerly poised, although possibly after a bit of a wipe down first.

The building, which is more than 100 years old, remains on the market after it failed to sell at an auction earlier this month.

Bidding had started at £170,000, despite it coming with a guide price of £200,000.

The sale comes with planning permission to turn the old club into seven apartments with a retail space on the ground floor.

There is also permission for a two-storey building with a link extension containing three apartments and retail below.

The building has changed hands many times since its days as a nightclub, but remains untouched.

StaffordshireLive took a look inside when it last went on the market in 2019.

The building was last snapped up for £190,000 in February 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic was starting to unfold across the world.

Prior to being a nightclub it housed the YMCA and was originally built to be a lecture hall.


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