Audio, Light & Staging
The London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Student Centre is a RIBA award winning building in the heart of London. Shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2014, the building was designed with sustainability as a core requirement, receiving an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM rating with an overall score of 86.45%.
The design & build project saw LSI Projects provide full audio, visual and lighting systems for multiple rooms covering conferencing, meeting and social spaces. Working closely with Osborne Construction and Arup Venue Consultants, LSI installed a network of Soundweb processors dispersed over several floors of the building. Local control and inputs were routed to their local processor and distributed via the BLU-LINK propriety network.
A 1000 capacity venue/nightclub was fitted out with sound reinforcement using Turbosound and FOH and monitor positions using a Soundcraft Vi1 at each position. An Extron control system was also installed and programmed to control the various “modes” for the room i.e. presentation, cinema, nightclub and live and was also used to control the projector, projector screen and Soundweb I/O.
A simple lighing system was installed with several lighting bars with internal power and control outlets. Each bar was fitted with GLP LED fixtures with control being provided by an ETC Congo.
Although a great project to work LSE was not lacking in unique challenges. LSI Project Manager, Ian Thomas comments “delivering a project of this size, complexity and location is considerably demanding and requires meticulous management and planning. Credit has to go to the whole team from installers to procurement and logistics for making the project a success”.