|Project: Conferencing and AV speaker system Plaisterers Hall, No 1 London Wall|
The Brief: To design a state of the art audio systems in the basement of No 1 London Wall,
a magnificently refurbished livery hall.
Plaisterersí Hall is the largest and one of the finest Livery Halls in London. Opened in 1972 and situated in the heart of the City of London, it reflects the grandeur of a bygone era but in an ultra modern setting.
The exquisite plaster work is in the neo classic style created by Robert Adam in the 18th Century. Our challenge was to run cables and fit speakers discretely without disturbing this precious finish.
Plaisterersí Hall is the largest & most versatile livery hall in London. The venue provides an attractive space for all sorts of events, from conferences & presentations to parties, civil ceremonies & receptions. The Great Hall is the stand-out space, with huge chandeliers & intricate plasterwork, while the smaller Livery Hall also impresses with its ornate ceiling.
Both areas required high intelligible, yet discrete loudspeaker systems to provide sound for both the A/V systems and as a public address system for speeches. The loudspeakers were selected for the optimum performance in this hall, and then finished them with paints and special cloth so as to blend in and be almost unnoticeable against the fine plasterwork.
The cables had to be delicately run behind the plasterwork using whatever existing holes and conduit was available. We built a 100v (constant voltage) distribution systems so as to minimise the diameter of cables required.
Microphone connections points were fitted at key points around the hall and several lectern microphones were supplied with attractive wooden mounts to fit in with the aesthetic of the hall.
A simple-to-use control area was created that enabled both the large and smaller hall to be used as two independent venues or be configured as one system, depending the event. The system was also set up to be easy to configure to the right mode depending on the function, whether it be for films using the AV systems, or presenting a key speech as a public address system.
Weblink for more information about the Plaisters hall: www.plaistererslivery.co.uk