The old warehouse had been neglected for some years and, though in a rough condition, was of a solid construction.
The client, a breakaway from another established studio, saw the potential in the building for his professional purposes.
Sound studios need specialist construction. The rooms have to be soundproof; that means blocking any exterior sounds coming in and preventing extraneous noise when recording. When done properly, there is an eerie sensation of a sonic vacuum. When you speak your voice seems to fall directly to the floor.
So much for the technicalities. The building needed a facelift inside and out to attract business. The raw brickwork was cleaned; soundproof walls were built and some of the larger taps, pipes and valves retained as sculptures.
Colours applied to the walls and the construction of a well-designed wooden reception desk gave the studio a purpose-built relevance in this age of technology. The old building has come alive.