Laurene-Danielle Jackson and Nabila Nanfuka lost their lives in the club stampede

Laurene-Danielle Jackson and Nabila Nanfuka lost their lives in the club stampede

Northampton nightclub Lava and Ignite will be renovated in to the town’s first 24 hour gym this month, following the deaths of university students Nabila Nanfuka and Laurene-Danielle Jackson at an event held there in October 2011.

The planning application made by Pure Gym was approved by Northampton Borough on 2 May, as Luminar Leisure (the parent company of Lava and Ignite nightclub) announced it had gone in to administration within days of the fatal incident last year.

Lava and Ignite night club in Northampton after the incident on 19 October 2011

Nabila Nanfuka, 22, and Laurene-Danielle Jackson, 19, died after suffering injuries from being crushed to death at the university coach rave, Wickedest Skank. A stampede ensued inside the club once the DJ told partygoers that their coaches were leaving without them. More than a thousand students attended the event and the venue was reportedly over capacity.

The £1 million gym will formally open in late June or early July.

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