Finance for Fit-Out: Dean St. Studios

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Finance for Fit-Out: Dean St. Studios

Dean St. Studios

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Background

Dean Street Studios was originally used in the 1950’s as a film studio, but its musical history began when the studio became Zodiac Studios and later Good Earth Studios, when legendary producer Tony Visconti bought it and changed the name. Tony Visconti recorded music for the likes of David Bowie, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy, U2 and many others. In addition, artists such as Tina Turner, Wham!, The Smiths and Duran Duran, would hire out the studios independently to record.

In 1989, Visconti sold the premises to a production company who developed some of the building into music recording and production suites. During this time, the likes of Robert Plant, Pink Floyd, Tim Finn, Brian Molko, Bruce Hornsby, and CliffRichard all worked at the studio, with the great Dusty Springfield recording her last ever track in Studio 1 in 1995.

In 2007, now as Dean St. Studios, the studio is still making history with artists such as Adele, Noel Gallagher, John Legend,Florence + the Machine, Plan B, Tom Odell, Take That and Jonas Blue.

Challenge

Dean St. Studios used finance to help fund one of the most advanced Dolby Atmos mixing studios in the world. The studio helps creators to deploy a three-dimensional sonic experience that delivers a new level of listener experience. The service simplifies the complicated, preparing and compiling each mix to the highest quality standards and guidelines, ensuring all finished mixes are provided in a format ready for all streaming platforms. Being able to deliver audio in this new format helped Dean Street secure work with some of the worlds most respected film and music companies who demand only the highest quality results.

The Solution

Bluestone received an introduction to Dean Street via Veale Associates, a Bluestone partner and one of the most respected studio design companies in the world. Owner and lead designer Eddie Veale even received a mention on a Beatles track via John Lennon. Dean Street’s project incorporated 5 different suppliers and was syndicated between 3funders so the full project value could be financed. The client was offered both Hire Purchase and Finance Lease options and after reviewing both, the client opted for Hire Purchase agreements as they best met their requirements.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Jazz and the Dean Street team. They are a wonderful bunch & it’s very rewarding to have helped finance one of the worlds leading Dolby Atmos studios.” Alex Judd, Regional Account Manager, Bluestone.

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"Bluestone have been a delight to deal with. The whole process was straightforward and dealt with by the excellent personable team of Myles and Alex."

Jazz Lee, Managing Director

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