Firm seeks £1 million costs after fight over Games site

Posted in News on Friday, 25 January 2008

A property company which fought off compulsory relocation to make way for the Olympics is seeking more than £1 million in costs. The Neptune Group, which owns a six-acre site in Hackney, is claiming costs it says it incurred fighting plans by the London Development Agency.

The LDA earmarked the site in Wyke Road for one of three bus depots that had to be demolished to make way for Games venues. Neptune wanted to turn it into a largely residential development and fought the proposal at a public enquiry. Last month, Business Secretary John Hutton ruled the compulsory purchase...

Converting the Converted

Posted in News on Friday, 15 April 2005

The original hall for St Augustine Church (1881) later became Wessex studios, used by the Sex Pistols, the Stones, Queen, David Bowie and others.

Now, the Recordings Studios on Highbury new Park behind the church is being sold as a three-bed townhouse and eight flats; prices are from £300,000 to £525,000, with ground rent and service charges to be determined. Four car-parking spaces will be available at £30,000 each; via Currell.

Sound Investment

Posted in News on Wednesday, 24 November 2004

Buy of the Week Music fans will find a sound investment at The Recording Studios in Highbury, N5. Second only to Abbey Road as the longest-established recording studio, it played host to an impressive list of artists, from the Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and Queen, to Madonna, Tina Turner and Dido. Nine unique homes have been created, including on- and two-bedroom apartments, two penthouses and a town house.

Floors are solid oak, walls feature exposed brickwork, the ceilings are barrel-vaulted and light fills the livings areas through double-aspect, arched windows.

Fully...

Hothouse (Sarah Hartley's property Gossip)

Posted in News on Thursday, 28 October 2004

Rock's legendary Wessex Studios in Highbury, North London, reopened last week 0 as nine homes.

Once Victorian chapel, which Sir George Martin bought and turned into recording studios in 1965, the building played host to Marianne Faithfull et al. It's where The Sex Pistols recorded Never Mind The Bks and The Clash, London Calling.

Apartments start at £300,000 for a one-bedroom, to £525,000 for a three-bedroom home. Currell Islington, 020 7226 4200.

Recording Studio now a concert of contemporary cool

Posted in News on Thursday, 28 October 2004

The Wessex studios in Islington- where rock luminaries such as U2, REM, Prince, The Clash, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones have recorded albums, and where legend has it Sid Vicious got sick in the piano has had its third re-incarnation as an apartment and mews scheme by a northern Irish developer.

Built as a chapel in 1881 off leafy Highbury Street, the haunting Gothic building was bought by Sir George Martin in 1965 and converted into a studio. Wessex Studios closed its doors last year and was acquired by the Neptune Group headed by Creighton Boyd and Patrick Heffron who...

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