London-based bar and club operator, the Columbo Group, has purchased the freehold of its Blue Kitchen Brixton site.

Nick Garston of Bruce Gillingham Pollard acted for the Steve Ball and Riz Shaikh-led group on the deal for the former Electric Social site in Acre Lane, which they have operated from since mid-2015.

Ball said: “This is fantastic site for us to have secured the freehold to, and reflects the great relationship we’ve had with the Brixton community. Locals seem to appreciate how we go about what we do. We want to responsibly champion the unique spirit of Brixton nights out. Since The Blues Kitchen first opened on this site, we’ve also opened club, Phonox around the corner; and now owning The Blues Kitchen building, it really feels like we’re setting roots ready for a legacy.”