A Greenwich nightclub that was severely damaged by fire last year has finally re-opened after a long period of rebuilding.

Studio 338 on the Greenwich Peninsula re-opened on November 4 – despite a potential legal battle with Greenwich Council looming over planning permission.

One hundred firefighters battled to contain a blaze last August in which twenty-eight-year-old Tomas Ceidukas sustained fatal injuries.

Director Dan Perrin decided to rebuild the club, saying the owner’s “love will not burn out”, and it finally opened last Saturday.

A message on the club's Facebook page during the opening night said: "?Thank you to everyone dancing on the dance floor so far tonight!"?

Jade_AClare wrote on Twitter the next morning: "@studio338 last night was the best way to go out before I leave the country."

It was originally due to open on October 27, but it was delayed with the club saying it had been “let down last minute by several key suppliers”.

Greenwich Council has threatened legal action against Studio 338 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”.

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.

However a legal spokesman from Dadds Solicitors, representing Studio 338, said it has challenged the council’s planning enforcement notice and against the council’s non-determination of the original planning application.

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