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ACSP provides AV infrastructure for Uxbridge College

The brief was to provide cabling, control panel interfaces, curtain tracking, blackout draping and dimming facilities.

A.C. Special Projects (ACSP) has supplied and installed an audio, lighting and media infrastructure for the new £5 million IT & Media Block at the Park Road Campus of Uxbridge College, Middlesex, UK.

The three storey high IT & Media Block (AKA North Block) facilitates a range of courses run by the college, including film, audio recording, broadcast, design, games development, CGI and computer programming.

Facilities include soundproofed studios for audio and film recording, independent control and media rooms, a green screen area for filming 3D footage, and computer rooms.

The technical brief was based on producing a multi-functional solution that would accommodate the college’s teaching requirements both now and in the future. The facilities also needed to be suitable for commercial rentals for film/TV companies and for audio/video recording.

ACSP designed a layout for the under-floor cable containment between the main studio and recording areas, which included providing all the cable and termination boxes/control panel interfaces at each end of the cable runs.

This is completely separate to the college’s own technical and IT backbone, which means the North Block can function independently – enabling visiting clients to hook up and run their own sound, lighting and video equipment if required.

ACSP specified and installed 25 metres of Hall Stage T60 theatre-style curtain tracking all around the main two rooms, allowing the space to be divided into different areas for fully flexible usage. This element was completed with the supply of a full ‘blackout’ draping system and a set of green screen cloths.

A series of internally wired bars were installed in the ceiling by ACSP, which are routed back to 60 channels of dimming.