Plans have been approved to turn a warehouse in Chester into a recording studio.
The ‘state of the art’ facility on Hartford Way in Chester will include four recording rooms, two rehearsal rooms and an office space.
The remaining parts of the warehouse will be used as a multi-purpose event space that will host musical performances, art exhibitions, festivals and fashion shows.
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A planning request submitted on behalf of Adhoc Worldwide Limited in April 2021 said the studio, which would be open seven days a week between 10am and 11.59pm, “will rival anything in the northwest.”
The old plumbing supply warehouse has been vacant for at least five years, with new plans to transform the building from a dilapidated state to a “center of creativity,” initially creating two jobs.
The planning statement said, âThe studios vision is to create a state-of-the-art facility that rivals anything in the Northwest.
âThere is nothing like this in the Chester area and would be available to encourage people of all ages and abilities to develop skills in music production. It is also proposed to offer in-depth courses in production, as well as instrumental practice rooms. to hire.”
He added: âThe recording studio would be the primary use and should be located in the front area of ââthe building and would involve the conversion of the existing office space.
âThis will include seven fairly modest rooms with four recording rooms, two rehearsal rooms and an office space, all connected by a corridor.
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“Each room will be acoustically isolated with mechanical ventilation and air conditioning. It is proposed that the music studios be open 7 days a week between 10:00 am and 11:59 pm.”
âThe remainder of the warehouse building is proposed to be used as a multi-purpose event space linked to the recording studio and intended to host musical performances, art exhibitions, festivals and fashion shows.
“The space would aim to become a central hub of creativity in the city, bringing together different elements of the community, including schools, colleges, local businesses and residents.”
The change-of-use request was approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council on September 2.