Miloco were approached by Mark Crew and Bastille in Febuary 2016 to look at host buildings for their studio project. We were on hand to run acoustic surveys and environmental impact assessments to find the perfect host building. Design began in earnest in late 2016 and with all permissions in place the Miloco team started on site in Feb on what was expected to be a 4 month build.
“What we were looking to achieve was a large airy day-lit space with great connectivity,” says designer and operations manager Pete Hofmann. “We wanted to use a lot of glass but keep the rooms multi purpose so a rehearsal could be going on in the live rooms but critical mix work, or overdubbing could still be going on in the main studio.”
The complex design required careful structural calculation so the control room appeared to project into the live room to maximize the space and internal volume.
“You can just tell when a live room is going to sound great,” Pete continues, “Nick Whitaker made sure of all the calculations and wall angles to yield a drum room that sounds really punchy.”
The final works included a second smaller B room and also completely refurbishing the kitchen and bathroom facilities.