A major music venue has been put on the market a few weeks after it closed down.

The Engine Room, in Kings Road, Brighton, shut down in mysterious circumstances last month and cancelled all upcoming events.

There was no announcement on the club's website although its MySpace site had a small notice saying that the venue, which had been up for sale, had closed and that all shows and club nights were cancelled.

Now the venue has been put on the market with a £35,000 price tag for the six years left on the leasehold.

The Engine Room is one of several Brighton and Hove venues that have struggled in recent times.

It was the latest to shut its doors, following the closure of the Hanbury Ballrooms which has since re-opened under new management.

Other clubs that have gone out of business recently include The Gloucester, in Gloucester Road, and Ocean Rooms, in Morley Street, while management at the Freebutt are fearful they may have to close in a row with Brighton and Hove City Council over noise levels.