The adventures and stresses of Soundnet’s big move to the heart of London’s thriving music scene
After several months of delayed move dates, the builders have finally given Soundnet the go-ahead to move from West Hampstead to our new home in the rich media oasis that is Camden Town.
I have to admit, I didn’t realise moving would be such a stress. Moving house would be a walk in the park compared to having to relocate our entire office and studio!
While we’ll be sad to say goodbye to our offices in Maygrove House, which is being replaced by a sheltered housing project, this move brings with it a number of great new opportunities for Soundnet. Not to mention the fact our music-loving team is fairly excited about moving to the home of some of London’s most talked-about live music venues!
Upgrading our meeting room means we’ll be able to welcome in more visitors, so we’re looking to create an ‘open-house’ policy in the new office, inviting our customers to come and have a look around whenever they’re in London. As we will now be located in the heart of Camden, a stone’s throw away from the tube station, this also gives us a chance to introduce customers to the local scene and share a pint in one of the neighbourhood’s 40 plus pubs.
The new office space itself is set in a spacious former warehouse built in 1860 and carefully restored to preserve the charm of its industrial heritage, with some great features like exposed brickwork and steel supports. It’s going to be an inspiring environment to work in; even the fully-refurbished original hoist remains in place.
Clearly though, the vintage feel stops with our new studios, which have been kitted out with the latest fibre-optic network and computer servers. Security has been a real priority with the move, and we’ve also had to transport across the entire music content fire room and its air removal system.
As the final pieces start falling into place in the new office, we’re really looking forward to getting some good work done here, once we manage to tear ourselves away from sampling the latest craft ale from the local Brew Dog!
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