The petition against the redevelopment of a property next door to Air Studios has passed 11,000 signatures, with the campaign gaining media coverage in the likes of The Times, The Telegraph and The Evening Standard.
The owners of the neighbouring property have applied for planning permission for major redevelopment which involves the construction of a substantial basement.
Air’s owners argue that, if the application were to be accepted, the studios would be inoperable for the duration of the redevelopment due to noise, with the business also incurring loss of earnings as a result.
It also argued that it would affect the musicians, orchestras and film companies who work there.
There is also concern about the potential structural risks to the building if the ground below it is excavated.
Originally founded by Sir George Martin in 1969, Air relocated to its current location at Lyndhurst Hall on the corner of Rosslyn Hill and Lyndhurst Road in North London.
Air was subsequently bought by Richard Boote following Martin’s retirement in 2006, and is now run by Boote and business partner Paul Woolf.
The world famous studios have attracted some of the world’s top film composers, major classical labels and high profile recording artists.
Many major film scores including Interstellar, Grand Budapest Hotel, Cinderella, The Hunger Games (1, 2, & 3) and artists such as Adele, Coldplay, Muse, Sir Paul McCartney, George Michael have been recorded at there.
The petition can be found here : https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-air-studios