A former nightclub that once played host to bands including New Order, The Damned and Snow Patrol is set to be demolished as part of the Anglia Square housing development. 

Fat Pauly's, in Edward Street, has stood empty since the venue closed its doors in 2001.

Tucked in the shadow of the derelict Anglia Square multi-storey car park, the converted storage area played host to a wide variety of acts throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s - with New Order even recording a rare live bootleg called Long Farewell To Your Soul on-site.

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It underwent a number of changes in name and ownership before eventually being taken over by Paul Foreman, AKA Fat Pauly, in the early 1990s.

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But now the city council has agreed to demolish the one-storey venue - which is considered structurally unsound - as part of work to build the 1,100-home development.

Norwich Evening News: The former Fat Pauly's nightclub in Edward Street will be demolishedThe former Fat Pauly's nightclub in Edward Street will be demolished (Image: Newsquest)

Weston Homes has been given permission to build the properties at the Anglia Square shopping centre, alongside 8,000sqm of commercial space, a community hub and 450 car parking spaces on the land.

It is not clear when demolition but Weston Homes has previously suggested work to knock down the car park would start in early 2024.