Club House AV System Upgrade at Centurion Golf Course
Located just outside St Albans, Centurion Golf Club is a members-only organisation that offers fine dining, a contemporary bar and space for meetings and private events as well as an 18-hole golf course.
Centurion Golf Club was looking for an AV system to be installed throughout the new clubhouse building, both internal and external. They wanted the flexibility to zone the audio, allowing piped music in areas such as the changing rooms and bars, and a control switch where they could move to a microphone system for a talker if there was a presentation dinner in the main bar or dining areas.
There was a requirement to supply screens to broadcast Sky TV around the club house; Sky and distribution was supplied by a third party. Part of the audio system in one of the main bar areas upstairs links the audio from the screens out into the speakers. This means that if there is a big event or the club is showing the Ryder Cup or World Cup the audio can be played louder through that room to ensure that everyone can hear.
In addition to these communal areas, three meeting rooms were also upgraded. The rooms, which feature removable dividing walls, were all fitted with screens including a touch screen for the middle meeting room. CDEC wired the screens so the main touch screen can send the signal from the screen to the two outer rooms so when the walls are removed all screens show the same content. A wireless microphone system was also installed to be used in this set up to project the speakers voice.
Installation of this project was key as the build was delayed and several on-site meetings had to happen to make sure the programme of works was kept on schedule. This included the first fix cabling that had to be installed before ceilings and walls were closed; schematic drawings were produced to allow this to happen.
CDEC listened carefully to what the client wanted throughout the project and advised on many aspects, particularly on the audio side, regarding what could and could not be done. As the spec changed at various stages, CDEC adapted to the changing requirements and budgets offering solutions to any problems.