In the 1930s the story of Power Road Studios began. The warehouse, which is now Studio 1, was originally built by the American Singer Sewing Machine company. With sales reaching 2,000 per week, the warehouse quickly became a leading distribution centre for the country.
There’s no record of Power Road Studios taking a direct hit during the war, but sewing machine manufacturing did, as the company’s primary activity turned to producing war munitions. In the 1950s Singer’s main factory in Scotland underwent complete modernisation, which meant it no longer needed its storage and distribution hub ‘down south’.