A nightclub made famous by ITV’s The Only Way is Essex has relaunched under new ownership and the club has been revamped to meet the needs of modern nightlife.

The Sugar Hut in Brentwood has relaunched after being purchased by the team behind ‘Ibiza style mega club’ Studio 338 in Greenwich.

The Epping Forest Guardian was invited to attend the opening night - it did not disappoint.

The team have gone to great lengths to redesign the listed building’s interior, shedding the old far-eastern style décor for a sleeker look combining grandiose elements of an old English town house with modern colours and furnishing.

The result is a club that looks slick and modern but retains that glamorous feel that made the world-famous venue so well loved in the first place.

The sold-out opening party on Saturday, November 30, saw the Sugar Hut roll out a line-up of world-class DJs with sets from garage legends Sunship and Groove Chronicles, female Dutch DJ Celina Manuhutu and former Ibiza star Brandon Block.

This is one of the ways in which the new owners wish to distinguish themselves from the old, and clubbers lapped up the music, with dancefloors across multiple rooms filled all night long.

As well as a fresh new look, Sugar Hut has been fitted with new sound systems, lighting and infrastructure.

From ice-blue lighting, red roses decorating the ceiling, gold velvet seating and more, the famous ‘Essex glam’ is still here, however it is now accompanied with a proper music experience.

The sugar hut feels more like a club than a VIP hang out spot

The bathrooms have been given extravagant makeovers with gold swan taps and a gender-neutral powder room is provided, bringing the club into the modern age.

All in all, the refurbishment has changed this iconic venue from simply a place to spot celebs into a true part establishment.