Renowned German film composer Hans Zimmer has reportedly purchased the iconic Maida Vale Studios in West London from the BBC for a reported £10.5 million.
According to The Daily Mail, Zimmer plans to utilize the studio space for composing major film scores, adding to his impressive portfolio that already includes masterpieces like Gladiator, Inception, and The Lion King.
The acquisition of the studios, which were originally a roller rink until the BBC acquired the site in 1933, comes as a significant multi-million pound deal. This follows the BBC’s 2018 announcement that the studio would be closing its doors by 2023.
Reportedly, Zimmer acquired the Grade II-listed building through his music production and publishing company, 14th Street Music, in recent weeks. Maida Vale Studios, known for hosting legendary artists such as David Bowie, Beyoncé, and Nirvana, holds a cherished place in music history.
Sources close to the situation revealed that Zimmer intends to expand his company from its current California base. One insider commented, “It is a real coup. The building is beautiful and it is so rich in history. It’s the kind of place that anyone who is passionate about music loves to spend time in. It is special. And it appears that vibe will continue with Hans taking it on.”
In December, the BBC listed the iconic studio space for sale at an asking price of £10.5 million, sparking interest from various musicians. Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, for instance, expressed his concern on Twitter, urging against the destruction of the cherished studio: “Don’t destroy this beautiful studio! There are so few of these places left, and this particular room is steeped in history.”
The acquisition of Maida Vale Studios by Hans Zimmer marks an exciting new chapter for the revered composer and promises to preserve the studio’s legacy as a hub for musical creativity.
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