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Penryn College

Education Installation

Following a series of successful projects Stage Electrics was approached by principle contractor Carillion PLC (one of the UK's leading support services and construction companies) for the latest 'Cornwall County Council Building Schools For the Future (BSF)' project at Penryn College, Cornwall.

Education InstallationStage Electrics' involvement in the project was to oversee the design, implementation and installation of full production lighting, sound, communication and audio/visual systems to the main hall and drama studio (stage). Further works included the fit out of the recording control room with connections to practice and live recording rooms, along with audio playback equipment to the dance and activity studios.

Carillion PLC appointed Stage Electrics to consult on the project and develop a scheme based upon briefs taken from college staff. Stage Electrics in turn came up with an integrated solution which would allow flexibility for all types of production and presentation in the main hall and drama studio. Stage Electrics achieved this by looking at the space layout and the technical infrastructure, ensuring that it would be able to house suitable technical equipment including production lighting, stage engineering, high performance audio systems, audio visual systems and music recording systems. The audio and AV systems were complete with digital multicore systems and AMX touchscreen driven audio visual solutions, enabling a simple to use system for day to day presentation applications, and the possibility to use the system in an enhanced mode for dramatic arts applications. The project was developed to enable the use of the main theatre space in multiple orientations and utilised state of the art technology to ensure any artistic requirement could be realised.

Sarah Childs, head of creative arts/music at Penryn College commented: 'We're thrilled with our new facilities and would like to thank Stage Electrics for their support and advice throughout. It was brilliant to work with a team who were willing to adapt plans to fit with our specific needs and requests. All the training we've received on the new equipment has been fantastic and we now have the huge task of passing on our new knowledge to the students.'

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