A dormant music venue which has been graced by a host of world-famous artists has been saved, after Brent Council rejected redevelopment plans for the site.

The Good Ship, in Kilburn High Road, closed its doors in October last year, with the building facing an uncertain future.

Campaigners had hoped to see the pub resurrected but developers KHR Properties Ltd sought to transform it into a block of flats.

But the council moved to protect the venue, where Adele, the XX and Kate Nash, among others, have played.

Cllr Shama Tatler, responsible for regeneration, highways and planning at Brent Council, said: “When many pubs and live music venues across the capital are closing down, this decision goes to show that we are serious about protecting pubs and ensuring a vibrant night-time economy in Brent.

“Before its closure, the Good Ship had its issues, but so long as the pub is physically there, there’s no reason why under new management, the Good Ship can’t sail on.

“I’d love to see it reopen once again as a great place to catch live music, comedy and other cultural activities, as it did for so many years and endeared itself to so many people.”

The council noted that it has an obligation to protect pubs and ensure that all other avenues are explored before they are redeveloped.

Its decision to block the proposal was welcomed by those who want to protect The Good Ship, including the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum.

The group wrote to council planning officer Barry Henn last month, where they urged him to consider the site as an “invaluable meeting and socialising space” and an “appropriate venue to host live music and comedy”.