A MULTI-MILLION-POUND spin-off of a legendary dance club that was once at the heart of the Manchester club scene is set to open in Southampton.

A former businessman formerly linked to world-renowned club Sankeys, famous for its underground music and has venues in Ibiza, London, Tokyo, and Essex, is bringing a £1.45m club to Southampton creating between 80 and 110 jobs.

Steven Turner, managing director of commercial property specialists Central Properties, said: “Southampton has a vibrant club scene in the city and had strong support in the #doyouwannasankeys campaign.

“We are currently developing plans to bring something similar to Southampton and have investment plans to open a spin-off club which will offer similar underground music which Sankeys did creating jobs for local people and bringing a new type of club to the local economy.

“Currently, we are in discussions with the owners of large premises in the city centre and should these discussions prove successful we intend to submit a planning application to Southampton City Council in January.

“We want to do something a little bit different and give the people of Southampton something which they can be proud of.”

Under the plans, Steven and the team are planning to open a two-floor club in a location yet to be revealed in the city and will offer a mix of underground, urban and house with a range of club nights each week to suit the student and weekend market with hopes to get a 3am license.

When asked about a potential name, Steven added: “We are not sure on a name yet, it’s so early on but it will be Southampton which will put Southampton on the map as a top place for a night out.”

The club is the second to open in the city after Cuban cocktail bar chain Revoluciòn de Cuba revealed plans to spend more than £1m to open a three-floor bar on Above Bar Street in Southampton earlier this month.

Sankeys first opened its doors in Manchester as Sankeys Soap in June 1994 and then opened and closed a number of times before shutting for good in January of this year after the building was sold to become flats.

Club bosses then revealed relaunch plans for multiple sites across the UK, based on the #doyouwannasankeys campaign in February.

The campaign, in partnership with the Night-Time Industries Association, centred on 20 UK towns and cities and gave the public the chance to bring a Sankeys club to their area.

Further details on the venue will be revealed in January.