First images of the Mareel Recording Studio

Posted by on July 14th, 2010 4 Comments

Mareel construction has now reached roof level. All but a few last bits of block work have now been completed and the roof is under construction.

I have uploaded 24 new images of Mareel and added commentary (Click on full screen and ‘Show Info’ to read) to almost all of them to give you an insight into the inside the building at this time. Most exciting is how the various rooms are taking shape. Not least the Recording Studio which includes the Live Room and Control Room separated by a large window.

I am also pleased to report that we are still on budget and on time thanks to the efforts of our Design Team and DITT Construction Ltd. Mareel is a hugely complex project and it is no easy task to keep things on track.

The next phase will see the building become fully watertight. Although, areas of the building are already watertight enough for the M&E (Mechanical and Electrical) contractor to get going with air conditioning and cable ducting.

Shetland Arts has started taking bookings for July 2011 onwards, so give us a call if you are interested in using space in the venue.

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  • chris Maginn

    Looks impressive.
    When is Banksy going to do the walls 😀 ?
    Can the big green crane be left as an art installation?

  • Joanne

    Astoundingly lovely! It will be an incredible building to work, meet and socialise in, and the tall windows give a lovely airy feel to the creative industry space upstairs. Love the windows in the ladies loos too. Well done all.

  • Anne Dobbing

    My husband and I are hoping to move to Shetland next summer and we are very excited about Mareel – we have been following its progress on your website for a long time. My husband Peter is a musician and is looking forward to playing and enjoying listening to music there! Good luck, Regards from Anne Dobbing

  • Hi Anne. Good luck with the move. We look forward to seeing you!