2 Bed Apartment for Sale

Highbury New Park, London, N5


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£685,000


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Description

  • Old Recording Studio
  • Incredibly Rare
  • First Floor
  • Private Gated Development
  • Chain Free
  • Leasehold
  • 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. 

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 amenities of Highbury Barn and several parks.

Private parking available.

Leasehold with 169 years left on the lease. 

More on the building: "Wessex Sound Studios was a recording studio located in Highbury New Park, London, England. Many renowned popular music artists recorded there, including Sex Pistols, King Crimson, the Clash, Theatre of Hate, XTC, the Sinceros, Queen, Talk Talk, the Rolling Stones, Pete Townshend and The Damned . The property was sold to a residential development company in 2003.

The building that would become Wessex Studios was built in 1881 as a church hall of St. Augustines Church, located in Highbury, London. Like other buildings of the Victorian era, it featured Gothic 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 Diana Dors, Christopher Lee, Barbara Murray and Pete Murray, were tutored and paid about £10/week. Rank had a film studio in the former Highbury Athenaeum building up the road at 96a Highbury 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 it Wessex because their previous recording studio had been located in what was historically the kingdom of Wessex. Les Reed, songwriter of "Theres a Kind of Hush" etc. with Barry Mason, the Beatles, bought the building in 1965. In 1975, Chrysalis bought Wessex Studios and George Martins AIR Studios; Martin became a director of the company. In 2003, Neptune Group bought the building and later converted it into a residential development known as "The Recording Studio", comprising eight apartments and a townhouse."

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