A Greenwich nightclub that was destroyed in a deadly fire last year has pledged to reopen despite threats of legal action over planning permission.

Studio 338 on the Greenwich Peninsula was destroyed in a fire in August last year, where 100 firefighters battled to contain the blaze in which twenty-eight-year-old Tomas Ceidukas sustained fatal injuries.

Director Dan Perrin decided to rebuild the club, which was set for a grand reopening last Friday (October 27) but it was called off with the club saying it had been “let down last minute by several key suppliers”.

But a statement on its Facebook page said the club would open this weekend instead. It said: "We truly regret to tell you all that this today's event will no longer take place at Studio 338 but we will be moving all events to next weekend."

Greenwich Council has threatened legal action because no planning permission for the premises had been granted.

The council sent multiple planning notices calling for rebuilding work to stop, and has said it is working with London Fire Brigade and will “take further legal action as necessary”.

However a legal spokesman from Dadds Solicitors, representing Studio 338, said it has challenged the council’s planning enforcement notice.

Studio 338 has also appealed against the council not granting it planning permission from its application on November 28, 2016, for the “reinstatement of the fire damaged property known as Studio 338”.

Studio 338's issue is with Greenwich Council's planning department's non-determination of the case, meaning it did not make a decision on the application.

The first planning enforcement notice was sent to Studio 338 on August 31 ordering it to:

• Cease the reinstatement of the main building and all associated development on the land, including construction of the infill wall and boundary wall to the rear of the property.

• To remove unauthorised cladding of the existing building, to remove the new flat roof and to remove the infill development to the rear of the property.

• To remove all associated materials, waste and debris from the property.

The council said the development was considered unacceptable due to “its adverse impact upon neighbourhood amenity” and Studio 338 was required to complete all this work by early next year.

But with the nightclub owners planning to continue with the opening, Greenwich Council sent a further urgent demand to stop.

This planning stop notice, issued on October 20, demanded Studio 338 stop "the reinstatement of the fire-damaged and steel-framed structure at the rear of the building" or potentially face legal action.

A person guilty of an breaking a planning enforcement notice could face a large fine, depending on what financial benefits are considered to have been made as a consequence of the offence.

The council also has the powers to enter the land and carry out the requirement of the planning notice itself.

Greenwich Council spokesperson said: “An enforcement notice was issued on 31 August notifying the owners of Studio 338 that they have breached planning regulations by rebuilding or refurbishing part of the building without planning permission.

“This has been followed up with a Stop Notice as disappointingly the owners have failed to stop work.

“The Council is working closely with the Health and Safety Executive and the London Fire Brigade and will take further legal action as necessary.

“As the Council is considering taking legal action it would not be appropriate to respond to the claims or comment further.”