Pyramid were delighted to be asked by St Andrews Church to design and install an entirely new AV system consisting of projection, audio, signal distribution and induction loop hardware.
As a significant church in the heart of Plymouth, the church were keen to respond to the ever increasing needs of services and events held within the space, and more importantly the concerns of their congregation who were finding the existing system outdated, and no longer fit for purpose.
We worked with the church to honour the historic architecture of the space and install a discrete system with minimal impact to this magnificent listed building.
The main system components consisted of three 3m wide electric projection screens, mounted on custom designed motorised lifts, Bose Line Array speakers mounted on custom brackets, Bose digital processing hardware, video distribution equipment and an induction loop system for the main worship area.
It was decided that three seperate screens were required to enable the whole congregation to comfortably view all screen content.
Our team designed and manufactured three bespoke cantilevered hinged brackets complete with micro switches that enabled the electric screens to be deployed only once the screen has been pivoted from it’s vertical position to horizontal, and vice versa. This meant that the screens could be discretely stored on the pillars when not in use.
The church already had one projection system, so this equipment was utilised and augmented the two new screens and custom brackets to suit.
After a period of in-depth consultation and onsite system testing with selected members of the congregation, BOSE MA12 Line Array system was chosen for its excellent vocal intelligibility in the acoustically challenging environment.
Again, our design team employed a series of custom manufactured brackets to mount the BOSE MA12 Line Array speakers in the optimum position, as well providing discrete cable containment. The system was also designed to expand into other areas of the church as and when funds became available.
The nature of the Grade 1 building meant that all works had to be signed off and agreed by the local DAC, a process of design and sensitive delivery working in tandem with the fabric of the building.
The congregation have benefited enormously from the improved AV installation. The system continues to be well used and since the initial install, The Pyramid Group have been asked back to expand the audio system to other areas of the church.
14th May 2018
Case Study, Churches, Commercial AV