Nexo PS8 Speakers
GVAV’s Coventry team has been working closely with Loughborough University for over 10 years and has carried out multiple projects across their campus. Loughborough University is one of the country’s leading universities with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement
Quorn Hall originally housed a sports hall, changing rooms, offices, and a small lecture theatre. The re-development project to create the new, much larger lecture theatre had to be carried out whilst the main building and café facilities remained open and were in constant use. For this project, GVAV worked closely with contractors and other 3rd parties as part of the £1.7million investment to transform the tired multipurpose hall into a flexible 562-seat lecture theatre. The twist, however, was that the auditorium features an electric folding stepped-sliding soundproof partition – capable of dividing the space, with a third / two third split, into a pair of smaller theatres. Subsequently this installation required specialist AV solutions across the space.
AV In A Lecture Theatre
The AV implemented within the refurbished space included a large, 2.5m wide TeamMate lectern - The Air. The large lectern features a confidence monitor, boundary microphone, visualiser, and the control panel to operate the AV system. Panasonic PT-MZ770 projectors were installed providing triple projection, while Nexo PS8 speakers and LS400 subwoofers were used for full range program sound and voice lift within the space. This system then connects to a second TeamMate lectern, located in the smaller space. The lectern can be disconnected to be removed so the space can be used more flexibly. The result is a solution providing three spaces in one, offering the requisite flexibility to provide the University with an incredible flagship hall.
An Impressive & Flexible Space
The university now has a medium-sized theatre, a large theatre and, when opened up, provides the largest auditorium at the University. The original brief took on multiple drafts as the project designs evolved. It was essential that the theatre was to adhere to aesthetic uniformity, having a similar look, feel, and performance to other spaces that the team has previously delivered. In this project however, the GVAV team were able to add elements of design, technology and implementation to set the space apart as Loughborough University’s flagship theatre