A Tooting music venue has announced its closure after less than a year as its owners search for a new home.

The Sound Lounge’s owners, Hannah White and Keiron Marshall, made the announcement on Twitter.

Meanwhile, a planning application has been submitted to demolish the building, and neighbouring properties, proposing to build a development which includes shops and affordable housing.

The Twitter post stated: “It is with deep regret and unimaginable sadness that we have to announce that The Sound Lounge will close its doors for the last time this Wednesday (November 15).

“Developers, Barrowfen, are taking possession of the site.”

Sixty five people responded to the post, with many reacting to the news and other suggesting alternative locations.

Sarah Kenyon said: “So terribly sad. I’ve loved community events at your place, as have my family. Looking forward to seen by [sic] what happens next.”

Daria Kulesh said: “Devastated to hear this, so sorry. Sending you all my love.”

Tooting Town Police added: “Sorry to hear that it is so soon guys, thanks for all the support to the team since coming to the Tooting community.

“You have helped us as the local team meet and engage with so many more people in our community.

“We wish you all the best in your next venue, hopefully in Toots.”

Currently, it is unknown whether The Sound Lounge will remain in Tooting or Wandsworth.

A planning application was submitted on August 29 to demolish all existing buildings between 180 and 214 Upper Tooting Road, retaining the existing Royal Arsenal Co-Operative Society (RACS) building facade.

It aims to provide a part single, part four or part five-storey building with four new shops for use.