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Chester warehouse building to be turned into recording studio and events space

7 September 2021

PLANS have been given the go-ahead to turn a vacant Chester warehouse building into a state-of-the-art recording studio and 100-capacity event space.

The proposal to turn the former plumbing trade supplies site on Hartford Way into a facility that "rivals anything in the North West" has been rubber stamped by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The building, which has been empty since 2016 and is in a state of disrepair, will be transformed to create four recording rooms, two rehearsal rooms and an office area, with the remainder of the warehouse becoming a multi-use event space aimed at mainly hosting musical performances for bands, as well as art exhibitions, festivals and fashion shows.

The applicant – Adhoc Worldwide Ltd – has promised to "invest significantly" to renovate the property both internally and externally.

The new venture would initially create two full-time roles with the potential to increase to five.

In the change of use planning application, submitted on the owner's behalf by Manchester-based Pinnacle Planning, it stated: "The vision for the studios is to create a state of the art facility which rivals anything in the North West.

"There is nothing of its type in the Chester area, and would be available to encourage people of all ages and abilities to develop skills in music production.

Read more at: Chester Standard