Case Study: Dean St. Studios, Soho

Location: London

Area: 89sqm

Project year: 2007

Contractor: Transmation

VA were asked by Jasmin Lee, daughter of 10 Years After guitarist Alvin Lee, to carry out refurbishments to her recently acquired studio complex. 30 years previous, VA designed and built a recording studio for Alvin at his Buckinghamshire home, the renowned Hook End Studios.

Dean St. Studios were previously Tony Visconti’s “The Good Earth Studios” where the likes of David Bowie, T.Rex and Thin Lizzy recorded.

Veale Associates were given just 6 weeks to economically redesign and refurbish the main studio and improve the acoustics. Wall coverings were changed and silver laminate accents added to give a more modern look. A solid oak floor was fitted along with a twinkling star cloth ceiling feature.

The adjacent control room was updated with state of the art equipment including an SSL Duality and a new inter-connecting window installed to improve isolation between the spaces.

“Since opening, Dean St. has been used by many artists including Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Odell, Ed Sheeran, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, Florence + The Machine, Robert Plant, Noel Gallagher, Miles Kane & The Wanted.

“The live room itself was designed by world famous Eddie Veale and his daughter Eloise. The acoustics are stunning and the addition of the booth facilitates many interesting combinations of live recording and tracking.”

Jasmin Lee, Studio Owner, Dean Street

“Carrying on the creative tradition of this famous space (formerly industry legend Tony Visconti’s Good Earth Studios and creative home for David Bowie and T. Rex), Duality compliments the stunning acoustic design by world famous Eddie Veale and the creative talents of the Dean St. team.”

Solid State Logic on Dean St. Studios