Flats in Beatles' former Apple Records offices sold for £10.2m

Flats in Beatles' former Apple Records offices sold for £10.2m

Five flats on London's Baker Street in what used to be offices belonging to Apple Records have been sold for £10.2 million.

The Apple Apartments, which will be available to rent by the end of the year for between £750 and £1,150 a week, were restored by developer The Malins Group and sold to Middle Eastern investors after just four weeks on the market. London's Evening Standard reports that the flats have a "contemporary design and a splash of Sixties pop culture" and are described by developers as "the ultimate slice of memorabilia". A blue plaque on the exterior of the building marks the link to John Lennon and George Harrison.

Last month (August) it was reported that The Beatles will release a second volume of recordings from their sessions at the BBC. A new collection featuring previously unreleased songs from the Fab Four's sessions with BBC radio in the mid-'60s is set to be released: a follow-up to their 1994 compilation 'Live At The BBC'.

Plans for the new set of recordings were revealed by a Beatles fansite which spotted a Facebook page from MCA Music in the Philippines, which is part of Universal Music, promising the new collection was on its way. The claims have not yet been confirmed by either The Beatles' official website or by Universal's representatives in the UK or US.

Photo: Apple Films Ltd

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