Project: Creation of music studios
Location: London, United Kingdom
Project year: 2019
Contractor: EG Silverthorn
RUGBY PORTABELLO TRUST
MUSIC RECORDING FACILITIES AMPLIFY STUDIOS
Veale Associates, in collaboration with Academia Creative, had the privilege of working with the charity to create the new Amplify Studios music production facility. With an ambition to help revive North Kensington and empower young people through art, music and entrepreneurship, the studios form part of a two-phase project to provide the local community with a safe place to explore music, nurture their passions and gain industry skills and opportunities.
As part of the refurbishment and first phase of the project, the existing vocal booth and mac lab were overhauled with a complete redesign, new acoustic treatments and audio equipment, and a new control and mix studio was designed that doubles up as a wellbeing suite within space that was used as a sexual health suite and changing room facility.
“It was critical for us to work with the young people who use the facilities, to understand what drives them and what will inspire them so the facilities would be a place they will be proud of and would want to be.” said Eloise Veale, Veale Associates’ Creative Director
“Veale Associates has transformed our studio spaces. The team has done an amazing job and every detail has been designed around the young people’s ideas without compromising the quality of the sound. Already the feedback has been fantastic: our young people can’t wait to get in there and start making their own music.”Mark Simms, CEO of the Rugby Portobello Trust.