Local businessmen Gary Millar, Steve Macfarlane and Tom Lang have saved Parr Street Studios from closure and uncertainty. Following months of negotiations, contracts were signed and exchanged at 4.45pm Friday afternoon. In a deal funded by Gary Millar of CCUK, Steve Macfarlane from CA Software and Barclays Bank and passionately supported by Tom Lang the complex will remain open, be expanded and be refurbished over the next 2 years.
The new owners are Parr Street Studios Limited owned by Gary as CEO with Steve and Tom as Directors.
Thanks must go out to everyone who has played a valuable supporting role. In particular, to Councillors Joe Anderson and Steve Munby, Mike Taylor CEO of BusinessLiverpool and all his colleagues, Riverside MP Louise Elman, Warren Bradley, Mike Storey, The Culture Company, friends of Parr Street and 3345, Radio Merseyside, Radio City 96.7, The Liverpool Echo and Daily Post, BBC News, Liverpool Vision, Lee Heaven at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors, Barclays Bank and all the tenants of Parr Street Studios.
Parr Street Studios is the UK’s second largest recording studios, is a Hotel, has offices for rental to the creative community and houses the world famous 3345 Private Members Club. Big plans await its expansion and its new anchor tenants so watch this space.