Air Studios has been put up for sale.

Richard Boote, chairman of the Air Entertainment Group (AEG) and founder of Strongroom, which acquired Air Studios in 2006, said he wanted to concentrate on the other businesses in the group.

He said: “Air Studios is a profitable part of our business and the decision to put Air on the market has been a difficult one. However, with the group’s vision of content creation and a more public-facing focus, it was felt that the studios would benefit longer term from having an owner that will continue its great recording heritage that keeps it on a par with Abbey Road.”

The Hampstead recording studio, which was bought from Sir George Martin in 2006 has been used to record film scores including Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and hosted musicians such as George Michael and Coldplay.

Last year, AEG, said it was looking to raise funds for projects that will develop Air into a “global entertainment business”.