- Old Recording Studio
- Incredibly Rare
- First Floor
- Private Gated Development
- Chain Free
- 800 Sq Ft
- 169 Year Lease
- Private Parking Space Available
- Two Double Bedrooms
A very rarely available two double bedroom, two bathroom apartment located in this small sought after gated development forming part of an Old Recording Studio on Highbury New Park.
Unique apartment situated on the first floor of a previous recording studio, spanning across 795 sq ft of lateral space. The living room offers an open plan characterful space, with exposed brickwork, kitchen with integrated appliances and solid oak floor. Both of the double bedrooms are good sizes with exposed wooden frame beams.Â
The property is very conveniently tucked away in this quiet spot and is just a short walk to Canonbury Overground station, Highbury & Islington station, all the amenitiesÂ of Highbury Barn and several parks.
Private parking available.
Leasehold with 169 years left on the lease.Â
More on theÂ building: "Wessex Sound StudiosÂ was aÂ recording studioÂ located inÂ HighburyÂ New Park,Â London, England. Many renowned popular music artists recorded there, includingÂ Sex Pistols,Â King Crimson,Â the Clash,Â TheatreÂ of Hate,Â XTC,Â theÂ Sinceros,Â Queen,Â Talk Talk,Â the Rolling Stones,Â PeteÂ TownshendÂ andÂ The DamnedÂ . The property was sold to a residential development company in 2003.
The building that would become Wessex Studios was built in 1881 as aÂ church hallÂ of St. Augustines Church, located inÂ Highbury, London. Like other buildings of theÂ Victorian era, it featuredÂ GothicÂ design.
From 1946 to 1949 the hall was the home of the Rank Organisations Company of Youth - more popularly known as the Rank Charm School - where future stars of British films, such as DianaÂ Dors,Â ChristopherÂ Lee, Barbara Murray and Pete Murray, were tutored and paid about £10/week. Rank had a film studio in the formerÂ HighburyÂ AthenaeumÂ building up the road at 96aÂ HighburyÂ Park where supporting features (B-movies) were made. That too was closed in 1949.
In the 1960s, the Thompson family converted the church hall into a recording studio. They named itÂ WessexÂ because their previous recording studio had been located in what was historically the kingdom ofÂ Wessex.Â Les Reed, songwriter of "Theres a Kind of Hush" etc. withÂ Barry Mason,Â the Beatles, bought the building in 1965. In 1975,Â ChrysalisÂ bought Wessex Studios andÂ George MartinsÂ AIR Studios; Martin became a director of the company. In 2003, Neptune Group bought the building and later converted it into aÂ residential developmentÂ known as "The Recording Studio", comprising eightÂ apartmentsÂ and aÂ townhouse."