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AIR Studios faces closure

The Hampstead studios would not be able to operate for around six months due to severe noise pollution from a proposed neighbouring development

AIR Studios could soon be facing up to six months of disruption from building work after its neighbours applied for planning permission for an underground extension to their property.

Alison Burton, manager of the Hampstead recording studios (pictured), says the facility would not be able to operate for around six months due to “severe noise pollution and underground vibration” and has asked the membership of the Music Producers Guild (MPG) for its support.

The planning application is available to view at the Camden London Borough Council website.

If successful, the MPG says the closure could “directly affect MPG members […] and have wider implications, with loss of income across the music recording community”. It recommends that objections are made via the Camden Council website and directly to the case officer Rob Tulloch, at

Objections to the application must be registered by 5 June.