News 7 January 2020
Author: Jack Lynch

Owner of KOKO Releases Statement Following Fire At Iconic Venue

7 January 2020

Last night (January 6) just before 9pm, a fire broke out at London’s KOKO venue where it lead to horrific damage throughout.

There was confirmation shortly after that the fire had been brought under control by eight fire engines and 60 firefighters who arrived to tackle the blaze.

Following the London Fire Brigade’s quick action, KOKO’s management took to social media to promise that they would release a statement regarding the incident.

London Fire Brigade have now gone onto confirm that the roof has been extensively damaged; however, the full seriousness of the damage in total is yet to have been declared.

Station Commander Jon Lewis commented on the work of the Fire Brigade, saying: “Firefighters’ quick action and hard work in the early stages meant the fire was contained to the roof and saved the rest of the building. Fire crews will remain at the scene throughout the morning.”

KOKO has been closed since March, while it had been given £40 million for refurbishment and had been slated for a Spring 2020 reopening. It still continues to remain unclear on how far the club has been set back.

Owner of KOKO, Olly Bengough, issued the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the fire that took place at KOKO last night and we are pleased to announce there has been no casualties. We want to thank the London Fire Brigade for its quick response and how well it handled the situation. 

“The amount of support we have received from the public has been amazing and we’ll be doing our best to get the redevelopment of this iconic building back on track.”