The petition to protect the Shoreditch space from planned developments is just a few hundred signatures from reaching its goal.
Since Leon Vynehall drew attention to the threat facing the London studio complex, a slew of artists and members of the greater music community have pledged support. The likes of Caribou, The Black Madonna and Erol Alkan called on followers to sign the petition to save the studio, which they have all worked in. Institutions like Ninja Tune and fabric have also lent a voice to the effort.
Strongroom has been operating in Shoreditch for more than 30 years and has been used by the likes of Björk, Radiohead and The Chemical Brothers. Planned developments threaten the studios along with 18 other businesses using the site.
You can sign the petition here.
Another Shoreditch studio space, Red Gallery, is closing at the end of the month after eight years in operation.
I rarely ever ask that you RT my tweets, but would appreciate it if you'd consider spreading this petition to save @Strongroom studios from threat of closure, as Hackney council are proposing an unnecessary development of office blocks#savestrongroom https://t.co/JwaIWQ4tlr— erol alkan (@erolalkan) July 12, 2018
One of the best studios in the country is under threat from yet another case of developers trying to make London into one massive block of luxury flats.— Ninja Tune (@ninjatune) July 11, 2018
Please sign the petition to help #savestrongroom ⇉ https://t.co/Ac1ag6goa7 https://t.co/uyMhW9mAUl
Save the @Strongroom studios. Fond memories of hanging out with @orbitalband @ChemBros and Spring Heel Jack here in the 1990s! Don't let developers ruin yet another iconic place.https://t.co/MpCEEHh54Z— Scanner (@robinrimbaud) July 11, 2018
...and maybe sign the petition too it would mean a lot to me and many other musicians and artists, not to mention the labels and producers who have their homes there.https://t.co/xVxyhjbSs5— Ewan Pearson (@ewanpearson) July 11, 2018
One of London’s most iconic recording studios, Strongroom is currently facing threat of closure due to plans for a major redevelopement in the Shoreditch area. We urge everyone to sign the petition against the complex now: https://t.co/a80pdjejFY #SAVESTRONGROOM pic.twitter.com/s711WTNurr— fabriclondon (@fabriclondon) July 11, 2018