The manager of Watford's biggest nightclub has urged people to show their support for the venue claiming "once it's gone, it's gone for good".

Pryzm's future is in serious doubt after plans to redevelop it into 147 flats were submitted to Watford Borough Council.

The owners of the town centre building want to turn the area into a "family friendly neighbourhood" and are hoping to secure permission from the council this summer.

The plans would result in the closure of Pryzm, formerly known as Destiny, Paradise Lost, Oceana to name just a few, as well as the Iceland supermarket and other businesses based in the building.

See more: Official plans to turn Pryzm nightclub into flats submitted

Watford Observer: Pryzm nightclub in Watford town centre. Credit: Stephen DanzigPryzm nightclub in Watford town centre. Credit: Stephen Danzig

Pryzm manager Dave Vickery said: "Pryzm is the anchor for Watford’s late night economy, serving thousands of young people from all walks of life week in week out, and once it’s gone it’s gone for good.

"It is the only venue of its kind in Hertfordshire, let alone Watford, where young people can go to socialise and dance with their friends in a controlled and safe setting."

Watford Observer: The main dancefloor at Pryzm WatfordThe main dancefloor at Pryzm Watford

This venue has been a part of Watford's night scene for over 40 years and attracts crowds, particularly those in their late teens and early 20s, from across the county as well as London.

Mr Vickery continued: "It’s vital their voices are taken into consideration when this goes to planning, so we urge people to get behind us and ‘Save Watford’s Night’ because if Pryzm goes the ripple effects on the local economy will be more far reaching, affecting jobs and income."

Watford Observer: Drawing submitted to redevelop the Pryzm building. Credit: Dwyer Asset Management LtdDrawing submitted to redevelop the Pryzm building. Credit: Dwyer Asset Management Ltd

Watford Observer: A view of the proposal to redevelop Pryzm as seen from Sainsbury's car park. Credit: Dwyer Asset Management LtdA view of the proposal to redevelop Pryzm as seen from Sainsbury's car park. Credit: Dwyer Asset Management Ltd

The applicant's plans can be viewed on the council's planning portal and this is where members of the public have an opportunity to make comments on the scheme and state whether they support or object to the plans.

The reference number required to find the application is 22/00506/FULM and a link to the planning portal can be found by clicking here.