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White Light installs suite of AV at Central Hall Westminster

Duncan Proctor 8 September 2016
White Light installs suite of AV at Central Hall Westminster

White Light has installed a range of the latest AV equipment throughout Central Hall Westminster to allow its spaces to become multipurpose and offer clients more options.

Central Hall Westminster is a Grade II listed building, located opposite Westminster Abbey and adjacent to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Built in 1912, it housed the first meeting of the United Nations and has welcomed historic figures such as Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi and Sir Winston Churchill. Today the venue is used for corporate, public and private events and its spaces range from intimate meeting rooms for five delegates to exhibition space for up to 1,000 guests to the Great Hall, which fits a potential audience of 2,400.

White Light’s venue director Jonjo Glynn commented: “Our role at Central Hall is to provide the technical equipment that allows every single room to achieve its potential. Due to the recent advancements in AV equipment, when people host either conferences or meetings, they expect to be able to draw on the very latest technology. At Central Hall, not only are guests surrounded by the beautiful architecture of the building but now have the technical facilities to ensure their event is a complete success.”

White Light has invested in a range of Yamaha equipment that has been installed throughout the various spaces at Central Hall. Glynn added: “Central Hall now boasts the largest in-house installation of Yamaha equipment in Western Europe. This includes the Yamaha DRX7 Digital Mixer, which we have managed to integrate with our own Dante system; ensuring the audio equipment is easy to control for the client. Similarly, we also have a range of amplifiers and speakers installed which means the highest audio quality possible – regardless of which space is being utilised.”

In addition, White Light has invested in a range of Christie equipment, “Christie manufactures some of the most powerful projectors available on the market,” said Glynn. “They have an extremely high output and are very easy to set-up. We’re finding that more and more conferences, AGMs and award ceremonies are drawing on projection as part of their technical set-up. Thankfully, at White Light, we have invested in an entire fleet; something which those using Central Hall can draw on.”

White Light has also installed Crestron digital matrix systems throughout the major event spaces to help connect the other equipment within the venue. Glynn stated: “By connecting all of the other equipment, the Crestron technology makes the entire set up a coherent system and much easier to use. This technology is available in virtually every space, including the more intimate meeting rooms. This allows technical possibilities that previously weren’t there – offering every client the widest range of options.”

Paul Southern, Central Hall Westminster’s MD, commented: “We are delighted with what WL has brought to the venue with this installation. We have already seen a whole host of events draw on this technology and the immediate impact it has had.”

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