Anyone walking past High Wycombe's only nightclub this weekened may have noticed building work going on inside. 

UPDATE: High Wycombe's Signature nightclub set to become Trilogy

Signature Nightclub on Pauls Row was reopened with a new name after a big makeover in 2018, but it hasn't been open to High Wycombe revellers since at least August 2019 - leaving residents confused. 

It's future has been unclear - but over the weekend, a skip appeared outside the front of the colourful building (a hangover from its relatively short time as a Cuban-themed club) and there finally seems to be some activity going on there. 

Bucks Free Press:

The building was once the Reggie Goves Community Centre, which was opened by Princess Diana in 1989. 


The well-loved complex was shut down in 2014 in a bid to save Wycombe District Council £92,000 – sparking an outcry in the community. 

It remained empty until bold plans emerged in 2017 to turn it into a Cuban restaurant and nightclub by a company called Havana Entertainment Group Ltd. 

There was huge excitement from High Wycombe residents when the plans were first announced - since Pure nightclub shut down in 2011, the town's nighttime offering has been limited to pubs and bars. 

There were big hopes for Club Havana - which was supposed to accomodate a daytime pub and cafe at the front, an evening restaurant and nightclub in the central hall and a mezzanine level. 

Bucks Free Press:

But the plans never really got off the ground. There was never a restaurant offering, and the highly-anticipated club did not seem to draw in big crowds regularly. 


The club shut - and was relaunched as Signature Nightclub by someone who was part of Havana Entertainment Group in December 2018. 

The club was given a makeover, with expensive glittery wallpaper on the walls, entertainers on stilts and firebreathers as well as big names on the DJ circuit. 

But once again, the club failed to impress those looking for a night out in High Wycombe and while it never really shut down officially, the club just seemed to stop opening its doors. 

Recently however, there seems to be some more clues about what could happen to the ill-fated club. 

Bucks Free Press:

A notice has appeared in the window of the club saying Havana Entertainment Group Ltd has ceased trading - adding that Signature has been sold and is under new ownership. 


According to Companies House, Havana Entertainment Group asked on February 25 to be struck off the register and will cease to legally exist. 

Meanwhile, an application has been made to vary the premises license for Signature.

It has not been confirmed if it is the new owner, but Signature's license was transferred to GNIW Ltd which has now applied to change the license. 

Not much is known about GNIW Ltd, but it is based in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire and seems to have only existed since the end of November. 

Bucks Free Press:

It has one director, according to Companies House, who appears to be involved with a number of other entertainment and club businesses in Cheltenham. 

So could we soon see the return of a nightclub in High Wycombe? We have contacted the licensing agent for more information.