POLARaudio has designed an audio system for the newly refurbished Nottingham Trent University (NTU) building on Shakespeare Street.
A Grade II listed building in the centre of Nottingham, the gothic-style structure used to be the Nottingham City Council Registry Office, but was purchased in 2012 by NTU. It has had a complete internal refurbishment as well as the restoration of key listed features and is now mainly used for university administrative functions.
Stuart Loughran, AV team leader at NTU commented: “POLARaudio was involved from the very beginning of the 50, Shakespeare Street project. We engaged early enough in the project to be able to consider and be part of product demonstrations (particularly the Renkus-Heinz ICONYX IC8) so that we could start forming design output for the stakeholders of the project. We were also made aware of the various conferencing microphone solutions at ISE 2014 on the POLARaudio stand, where we received a varied product overview for different applications.”
Stuart Leader, head of installation at POLARaudio said: “In recent times we have found ourselves more and more in demand as regards sensitive heritage sites like Shakespeare Street. Whilst the general principles attached to providing solutions in what are frequently highly reverberant spaces are pretty consistent, no two jobs are ever the same. More often than not, the fabric of the building cannot be compromised in any way and the functional requirements can vary considerably within a particular installation and certainly from job to job.
“At NTU, we demonstrated a range of product possibilities to the stakeholders and forged close relationships with all concerned. At Polar Audio we are pleased to see that, on a regular basis, where our expertise has been sought, it is the beginning of long-standing partnerships. NTU is no exception and we look forward to working with them on a number of projects planned for the near future.”