Thursday, 23 August 2012

Crouch End Church Recording Studio

A decision is soon to be made regarding the future of a Victorian church which is now a recording studio in Crouch End, North London. The Eurythmics and Bob Dylan are amongst those who have recorded in the space. It's conversion is part of the ongoing issue of rising property prices and lack of housing in London which threatens many other creative and historic spaces as their financial value for high-end housing far outweighs their financial value as a cultural amenity. At least if the permission is granted it is for conversion. So many unlisted buildings are demolished on the grounds of economic viability, and this argument appears likely to hold more weight in the future as the government makes more reforms to relax the planning system in favour of developers.

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