Disused cold storage unit could become recording studio to help foster local talent

08:30 06 June 2014

ECDC

ECDC

Archant

A former cold storage unit could be converted into recording studios for musicians under plans submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council.

Jason Cade has applied to planners to change the use of the 107 Stretham Road, in Wilburton, formerly home to an engineering company, into a five-room recording and rehearsal studio.

The site would also be used for the storage and distribution of events and music equipment.

Agents acting for Mr Cade told the council: “The re-use of the building will generate jobs, diversify the range of skilled and unskilled jobs available in the district and help develop the up and coming talent within the music and sound engineering industry.

“In addition the proposed recording and rehearsal facilities will provide a valuable resource to the local music scene, fostering talent and providing a controlled environment where local bands can practice and record their music developing the local music culture.”

James Rawlinson, who carried out a noise assessment at the site, found that additional sound-proofing work would be required to ensure there was no disturbance for neighbours.

In his report, he said: “The current inner cold store building structure with 340 mm double ply brick walls and heavy wooden doors already significantly reduces noise breakout.

“However, from the assessments undertaken to date, both on the building and with consideration to the proposed usage, it is clear that additional acoustic insulation works are required to further reduce noise breakout.

“It is anticipated that once in place, all noise breakout relating to on site activities will be reduced to such a degree that noise complaints would be considered unlikely for anytime of the day.”

Mr Rawlinson recommended door sealing, soundproofing, floor and ceiling treatments to help minimise noise levels.

The applicant is looking to operate the rehearsal rooms from 10am until 11pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 10pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

If approved, the plans could create two full-time jobs and 14 part-time jobs.

A decision on the plans is expected within the next eight weeks. To view the plans, or to have a say, visit www.eastcambs.gov.uk

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Yesterday, 16:41

Police are appealing for information after a 17-year-old boy from Burwell was attacked outside a petrol station in Soham.

Yesterday, 11:23
St Andrews Primary School, in Soham, Anit-Bullying Video

Pupils at St Andrew’s Primary School in Soham have been shaking their stuff this week to show their support for Anti-Bullying Month.

Yesterday, 08:23
CRC’s winning construction students, from left to right: Sam Brown, Liam Adams-Stock, Alex Theobald and Curtis Wood with their iPad holders

A Fordham construction student has beaten hundreds from across the country to take third place in a national business competition.

Yesterday, 15:38
Stephen Barclay

Pleas for road safety improvements along a major Fen road have been stepped up following three accidents in just one week.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

E-edition