IKON and Diva are nightclubs etched firmly - or perhaps even hazily - in the memories of local clubbers and nightlife lovers of the late 1990s and 2000s.

When Leisure World opened its doors for the first time back in August, 1997, the promoters and the press hailed it as the biggest thing to hit the South Coast entertainment scene for years.

Leisure World covered 200,000 square feet, was 72ft high and employed more than 500 people.

The venue included a 13-screen Odeon cinema, Hotshots sports bar, Jumpin Jaks and nightclubs Ikon and Diva.

Daily Echo:

At the height of its attraction, a standard Saturday night would be packed with young revellers starting the night at Hotshots for a couple of drinks before joining the long queue for Jumpin Jaks.

The night would then be finished off at either Ikon or - if you were over 25 - Diva until the early hours of the morning.

Daily Echo:

In 2008 Leisure World was given a £7million pound makeover when new owner Luminar replaced the Ikon and Diva nightclubs with an enormous multi-themed venue – called Oceana – that promised revellers a ‘world in one night’ experience.