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York St. John University

We installed the lighting, sound and audiovisual equipment in the revamped performance venue at York St John University.

Project Details

Completion: 2006
Location: York
Client: York St. John University
Kit List
  • Prolyte truss rig using a combination of box and ladder beam to span the 24m by 8m space.
  • From this grid, we suspended 8 Turbosound TXD-151 loudspeakers, Hitachi CP-X1250 XGA 4500 Lumen and standard lighting bars with 70 circuits.
  • A Procon AV control system.
  • Compulite wall rack dimmers which pass through a 110 circuit Wieland patch.

To develop its status as a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, York St. John University wanted its old chapel drama space completely renovated. We got the job thanks to our track record working with education providers and drama groups.

We reviewed and interpreted the client’s design and gave guidance as to which products would best meet the University’s specifications.

The installation spanned seven areas including the main performance space, the chapel, three drama workshops and linking areas. Each area required lighting controls and AV.

Among the equipment we installed was a Procon AV control system. This is a well priced, highly versatile system that enables switching through the large number of plug-in points available to the users of the space.

The assignment presented us with a number of challenges as there were some delays to the building works and some specifications changed mid-project. This meant that we had to adapt our design and approach over the project’s lifetime.

The finished performance space is a fabulous addition to the University’s facilities and easily lives up to its status as a Centre of Excellence. This is in no small part due to the systems that we installed.

Our project completion survey reviews all aspects of a job from the original tender through to completion and training. For this project, the survey shows that our client, Brian Royce, was very satisfied with our work. Brain said: “It was great to work with a contractor with whom I had extreme confidence. A pleasant experience.”

The Venue
York St. John University is a high quality, friendly university, known for academic excellence, a strong community spirit and a magnificent campus. It is based in the centre of the historic City of York. The University’s chapel performance space is truly multifunctional hall, linked to several other work/drama spaces via a custom built glass foyer.

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