A NIGHTCLUB in Blackburn has closed its doors - after less than a fortnight’s trading.

Code launched at the St Peter Street premises, formerly home to Switch and before that Liquid and Envy, on March 1.

Amid claims of a £100,000 makeover, supporters said they wanted to put Blackburn back on the north west’s clubbing map.

But club manager Daniel Benson confirmed last night he had pulled the venue’s licence in the early hours of Saturday, amid concerns for customer safety.

Mr Benson added: “It is such a shame because the venue had potential. But I was not prepared to put up with some of the things which were going on there so this was done at my discretion and I informed the licensing sergeant at 3am.”

One of its launch DJs, Jason Fubar, who appeared with Mark Freejack on the opening night, has blasted the owners.

Jason told the Lancashire Telegraph he withdrew from any involvement with Code after his sole appearance there, due to serious concerns over funding.

He said a lack of a marketing budget and the fact the club didn’t even have its own signage had convinced him to walk away.

“It’s a shame because I believe with consistent events and talent it could have been very good,” he added.

“I had events planned in like Retro, Clubland, Judge Jules, Dave Pearce, the Festival after parties and lots more modern music events and DJs planned.”

He said the success of Mode in Burnley and Level One in Darwen was proof clubs could still thrive in East Lancashire.

Original club backer Freddie Marshall refused to comment when approached by the Telegraph.

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Days before Code opened a new company, Nightlife Ltd, was registered at the St Peter Street club, whose sole director is William Holt, an Accrington and Manchester funeral director.