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ACSP equips new academy

Integrator ACSP has provided audiovisual facilities for a new centre that is designed to help local communities.

A.C. Special Projects (ACSP) has recently completed the design, supply and installation of a sound, AV and lighting system at the new Moyes Centre @ DYCA (the David Young Community Academy) in Leeds, UK.

The first Academy of its kind to open in Leeds, DYCA has pioneered the development of new, innovative and engaging methods of teaching and learning. The Moyes Centre is a £3.35 million new build created as part of the UK government’s £200m investment in creative co-location projects.

The programme is an initiative that has re-located various key community services to work as a cohesive team in one central location, addressing and improving local circumstances from within the heart of the community.

ACSP’s brief was to provide technology that would help the centre operate as a multi-functional venue for anything from talks, meetings and presentations to specialist events. The auditorium has a flexible seating arrangement, meaning that the venue can be configured in several ways according to the needs of the event.

The sound system comprises four Wharfedale speakers and an Allen & Heath ZED24 mixer, QSC amplification, a dbx Drive Rack for system processing, and Trantec mics, including a selection of hand-helds and lapels.

For the video element of the project, ACSP provided a 6 metre wide, white electric roll-down screen, which is fed by a Sanyo XM100 projector. A rack-mounted Denon DVD player was also supplied.

For lighting, a 10 metre long internally wired bar was fitted into the ceiling; rigged onto this were four ETC Source Four fixtures, and ten Studio Beam Tour LED wash lights. This was a cost-effective, power-saving solution, which lights the whole floor area.

For control of the lighting, ACSP specified a Jands Vista M1 with 128-channel dongle and Dell laptop running the next generation Vista v2 software, plus Zero 88 Chilli dimmers.