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Perth and Kinross Council

We worked with contractors to provide state-of-the-art, cinema and theatre equipment installed in six schools in Perth and Kinross.

Project Details

Completion: November 2010
Location: Perth and Kinross
Client: Perth and Kinross Council
Kit List
  • Prolyte X30V Box-Section Truss.
  • Andolite Internally Wired Lighting Bars, Cord Patch Panels and Facilities Panels.
  • Zero88 Chilli Dimming and Outstation Systems.
  • Zero88 Betapack 3 Dimmer Racks.
  • Zero88 Jester Lighting Control Desks.
  • Selecon Acclaim Fresnel, Axial Zoomspot, and Hui Floodlight luminaires.
  • Yamaha IF-series Loudspeakers.
  • Yamaha PC-series Amplifiers.
  • Yamaha DME24N DSP Processors.
  • Yamaha Blu-Ray Players.
  • Tascam CD/MD/MP3 Playback.
  • Soundcraft LX7ii and Phonic Powerpod 1860+ Audio Mixers.
  • Shure + AKG Microphones, inc. SM57, SM58 and PGX-series Radio Mics.
  • Sanyo XF70 LCD Projectors (9000 lumens).
The work was part of an ambitious school building programme. Thanks to our excellent track record working in the public and education sector, we got the opportunity to collaborate on this project with one of the biggest construction companies in the UK, Laing O’Rourke, which was in charge of the whole scheme. The £1M project highlights our technical expertise and the importance we place on consultation.

Consultancy for the project took place over an 18-month period, during which we met with project managers from the Council, teachers and representatives from the school and the local community.

We provided all the schools with full drama school facilities (lighting, sound and AV systems) and provided the secondary schools with cinema systems (including 7m-wide projection screens) and fully-featured sound recording studios.

The project involved a number of technical challenges, including how to get spaces to function as both cinemas and theatres. To solve this challenge, we installed sophisticated controllers that allowed the configuration of each secondary school’s system to be changed from a cinema set-up to a proper theatre set-up, thus providing ease of use for the end users.

In the primary schools the halls where performances take place are also used for ball games. We therefore developed innovative lifting mechanisms that hoisted lighting rigs out of harm’s way at the flick of a switch.

Thanks to the ingenuity of our Installation Team, the schools now have extremely flexible systems that allow them to make full use of their hall space. They are able to offer their pupils exceptional facilities and educational opportunities.

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