A FORMER club in the heart of Southampton is now up for rent.

The former Rhino club in Bedford Place, which was shut in 2014, is now on the market for a new renter.

The venue has been place on the market as a “leisure property” that could include a pub, bar, club, restaurant, cafe or licensed and leisure centre.

The agent, Savills, is now looking for a new renter to take over the facility.

The property have been advertised as an “interest to a variety of users” due to its catchment of both Southampton and two universities.

Recently, the property was used as Cafe Rumi’s, which has since been permanently shut.

The property is a two storey building with an open-plan area with a single bar and bench seating area which was previously used as a cafe.

To the rear of the ground floor, there is a separate area that was previously used as a nightclub over two floors.

The first floor is laid out to provide a single trade space and is connected to the ground floor by stairs.

There is also a small basement storage area.

The Rhino was closed in May 2014 after a police investigation into an incident that took place at the venue and officers applied to the council to revoke the club owner’s licence.

The then owner was due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court to challenge Southampton City Council’s decision but the case was scrapped when he withdrew the appeal.