Britannia Row Studios
Britannia Row Studios was a recording studio located in Islington, London N1 (1975–1995), and then in Fulham, London SW6, England (1995–2015). The original studio was built by the British rock band Pink Floyd in a three-story block at 35 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1, after their 1975 album Wish You Were Here was released. Pink Floyd used the studio to record their album Animals and parts of The Wall, including the school chorus on "Another Brick in the Wall".
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason eventually assumed full ownership of the studio. In the early 1990s, he sold the business to Kate Koumi, who had been managing it since the mid-1980s. Koumi relocated the studio in 1995 to Wandsworth Bridge Road in Fulham, where it operated for the next 20 years. It closed in September 2015 and was converted into flats.
Mason retained the original building in Britannia Row, which was developed as serviced offices. In 2012 some of it, including the original studio spaces, was being used as a training facility for the London School of Sound. In 2016, Islington Council granted permission for an extension and conversion of the building into flats with limited office space.
An audio equipment rental company, Britannia Row Productions, originally based at Britannia Row, was created to hire out Pink Floyd's tour equipment and keep the skills of its crew together. Early events that it provided sound for included Queen's 1976 show in Hyde Park, with an audience of over 150,000. Pink Floyd sold Britannia Row Productions to its managers in 1985, and it is now based in Twickenham.
The studio was used by artists including:
- Richard Ashcroft
- Atomic Kitten
- Bijelo Dugme
- James Blunt
- Kate Bush
- The Cult
- Pete Doherty
- Jack DeJohnette
- Joy Division
- Ronan Keating
- Liberty X
- Manic Street Preachers
- Michael Mantler
- Dannii Minogue
- Kylie Minogue
- Kate Nash
- Nash the Slash
- New Order
- Page and Plant
- The Pillows
- Pink Floyd
- Section 25
- Snow Patrol
- "Britannia Row website". Archived from the original on 2017-04-11. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
- "Rent Pink Floyd's old recording studio on Britannia Row". Archived from the original on 2020-02-17. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
- Philippa Stockley, From a £200k recording studio to two flats now worth almost £2 million, Evening Standard Homes & Property, 23 November 2016
- Now you can live in Pink Floyd's former studios, The Resident, 6 March 2017
- John Earls, Studio where Pink Floyd recorded ‘The Wall’ is to be turned into flats, NME, 30 June 2016
- Nick DeRiso, Pink Floyd’s Recording Studio Is Being Turned Into Condos, Ultimate Classic Rock, 29 June 2016
- Planning Committee Report, Islington Council, 28 June 2016
- Mike McInnis, , Spare Bricks #6, Autumn 2000
- Official website, Britannia Row Productions. Accessed 4 October 2017.
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