We found this forgotten space in the basement of a professional building in the heart of New Westminster. It was (is) a concrete bunker built in 1965 as a x-ray lab. The walls that weren’t concrete were (are) made of two layers of 2″ solid wood sandwiching a layer of lead. Over that were layers of gypsum wall board. Empty for many years, this place was difficult to find a taker because the amount of renovations needed to turn it into a typical office was crazy.
But, if you were looking for a place to turn into a music rehearsal and recording studio, it was perfect. Luckily there aren’t a lot of those places clamoring for a lease… So it became ours.
That’s not to say it was easy. A lot of work went into this by a lot of talented people.
Special thanks to Alan and Kris of Symphony Hill, Wes of Level West Construction, Eric of Alleykey Interior Systems, Saaed of BCGreen, Vic and Patrick from West Pier Electric, Andrew from Andrew Conroy Music, Billard Architecture Inc, and Bo from Avison Young.
Fifth Chord Studios Build – Trailer
February 17, 2020
Fifth Chord Studios Build – Day 1 and 2
February 19, 2020
Fifth Chord Studios Build – And the Walls Came Down
March 5, 2020
Fifth Chord Studios Build – If I Had a Hamm…er… Nail Gun.