As Swindon's Tree nightclub is set to close after celebrating the start of the new year, let's look back at the history of this popular Old Town hotspot.

The former Belmont Brewery in Hooper’s Place became a nightclub in the spring of 1998 and immediately attracted some controversy with the religious imagery in the logo of its name, Mission, which included a Christian cross as one of the I's.

Church groups and ecumenical parish leaders wrote to the owners accusing them of belittling the sign of the cross and what it stood for.

In 2004, new owner Biagio Vitale renovated the site and changed its name to Studio to make it the first link of a national chain owned and operated by local company Entertainment and Leisure Services (Swindon).

The Adver reported at the time that around £300,000 was spent on the new club, while a further £300,000 was spent on adjacent outbuildings, which were turned into a feeder bar/brasserie.

Studio stood out from its predecessor by having a VIP lounge and a jazz room, as well as a new dance floor and new sound and light systems, and was aimed at people aged 21 to 45 - but closed in 2005.

In December 2011, the beleaguered building received a new lease of life as it became Tiger Bills, though some people had raised concerns about safety surrounding the club after The Spot bar opposite had its licence reviewed after incidents of assaults on police, brawls, and drunkenness.

The club's new managers promised that their customers would behave themselves, then encountered a hurdle to their relaunch plans as the owners of the Tiger Bills restaurants in Exeter and Torquay wrote to them and asked them not to use that name.

It opened in the summer of 2012 but soon got into another row, this time with the local council, who threatened legal action over wooden panels around its smoking terrace, which were later replaced with glass panels.

Tiger Bills closed for good in October after just three months in business, owing thousands of pounds to some of the companies involved in the big revamp. During this short time, a partygoer had fallen eight feet from a railing (but did not blame the venue) and police had been called to fights in the queue outside.

In August 2016, Rendezvous restaurant owner Alan Mok invested millions into launching Tree nightclub and, though several police incidents almost cost the club its licence, it remained a key destination for people on nights out.