Sometimes, continually hiring sound, lighting, or video equipment doesn’t make financial sense. Installation of technical equipment in your venue can reduce the need for external hires. Thus, a permanent installation can save you money. Our proven track record of high quality technical installations gives your venue the tools to accommodate every kind of event.

Case Study – Dartington Great Hall

Sound Reinforcement, Lighting, Rigging

We were contacted by Dartington after they decided that their old AV and lighting system was no longer fit for purpose. The Great Hall at Dartington is a 14th century Grade I listed building, surrounded by beautiful Grade II listed gardens. It hosts a varied programme of events ranging from opera and acoustic music through to conferences and weddings.

After meeting with their technical team, we learned that their principle concerns centred on reliability, and speech intelligibility. At the same time, Dartington were keen to maintain the late medieval aesthetic of the building where possible. One of their principle concerns was to keep the venue’s ambient noise as low as possible because of the un-reinforced events held there. Additionally, the design of the building meant that regular maintenance access was not possible. With that in mind, we specified IP rated lighting fixtures by Elation (as their IP rating is maintained through passive cooling), and Elements column array loudspeakers by HK Audio, giving the sound system excellent horizontal dispersion while maintaining vertical pattern control to minimise the excitation of the hall’s natural acoustic.