About the Property
An opportunity to acquire one of the biggest recording rooms in Europe: La Chapelle, located just inside the Belgian border with Germany.
Created in 1995, La Chapelle originated from the relocated Katy Studios, where Marvin Gaye recorded his final studio album, ‘Midnight love’. Many large film works have been recorded at this facility as well as artists such as Cesaria Evoria, Boney M & The Gotan Project.
The sale comes with the option to purchase the company & title of La Chapelle Studios.
The commercial building is made up of the main studio (live room 320 m2, a large control room, several isolated booths, machine room), as well as a TV studio (160 m2) plus kitchen, dining & lounge areas.
An optional extra: the neighbouring residential block comprising 18 apartments for an additional €1.45m. This adjacent building also comprises a Dance Hall. The extensive opportunities this other building presents for potential investment is a separate discussion, but fully rented it generates €92k per year in rental income.
Please note the asking price for the main studio building with TV studio is €750,000 and at the time of this posting update (29th Sept 2016) the conversion to GBP was €750k = £646k. This website can only display one currency (the majority of listings dictating that the chosen currency is GBP) but the actual asking price – for the studio building only – is in euros: €750,000
The studio building (as photographed):
The recording room was designed & treated at great expense by Harris Grant & associates.
The live room has a unique magnetism that is absolutely stunning in its acoustical balance.
It’s entire floor is heated underfoot.
The space can be closed down using the huge custom screens, windows & drapes.
An attic stretches the length of the hall and there is plenty of scope to develop this attic into residential apartments; lots of space for multiple living spaces all isolated from the hall.
NOT IN THE PHOTOS ABOVE: relaxation areas, booths, storage rooms, machine rooms, offices and the extensive attic…