​​Marquee AV Provides the AV and Production Lighting for New LAMDA Facility

LAMDA (London Academy of music & Dramatic Art) recently opened its brand new £28.2m facility, which replaces the western part of its campus and more than doubles its overall size. Founded in 1861 as the London Academy of Music, LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK and was the first such institution to offer acting tuition. Today, LAMDA offers seven validated degree courses in acting, directing, production and technical arts.

Charcoalblue LLP worked alongside Níall McLaughlin Architects to provide the Performance Specification for the consolidation of LAMDA’s disparate and remote teaching spaces onto the new single-site campus in Hammersmith. Development consisted of the 200-seat Sainsbury Theatre, the 120-seat Carne Studio Theatre, The Manny & Brigitta Davidson Foyer, The Sackler Library, a screen and audio suite, ten training/rehearsal studios and full technical and wardrobe facilities.

The main contractors for the project were Volker Fitzpatrick, who appointed Marquee AV to design and install the AV and production lighting systems to comply with the Charcoalblue specification. In addition to the building-wide AV infrastructure and paging systems, the project covered The Sainsbury Theatre, The Carne Studio Theatre, the screen and audio suite, and the Sound Studios.

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Swansea University’s Great Hall is a World-Class Venue with Audio, Video and Lighting to Match

The iconic Great Hall of Swansea University is recognised as one of the most ambitious projects in the UK higher education sector for decades. Located at the centre of the Bay Campus it provides a beautiful space for the University to host music concerts, conferences and large events, as well as community arts, cultural events and festivals.

Marquee AV was appointed to provide the Great Hall’s audio and video infrastructure and systems. Incorporating 60km of AV cabling, the systems installed by Marquee AV included the audio show relay and paging, video show relay, stage managers console, FOH PA and state-of-the-art video projection.

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Major York Theatre Royal Redevelopment Incorporates New AV and Lighting

York Theatre Royal has re-opened after a £6million redevelopment by architects De Matos Ryan. Founded in 1744, York Theatre Royal is the UK’s oldest production theatre outside of London and this latest redevelopment has increased access and flexibility to create a building fit for 21st century audiences. This is the first major change to the building since its innovative concrete and glass extension was added to in 1967.

Marquee AV was appointed to install the new audio, video and communications infrastructure required to meet the new standards and flexibility of the venue. This involved installing new systems as well as supplementing and adapting existing systems.

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Bishopsgate Institute Upgrades its Production Audio and Lighting

Marquee AV has installed a flexible, high-end production system in the Great Hall of the Bishopsgate Institute at 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2.

The Great Hall is a fully-equipped conference and event space for up to 500 people. It boasts many beautiful design features, such as an original glass lantern in the ceiling and detailed plaster mouldings throughout. Fully refurbished and re-equipped, the space is used for a variety of purposes from conferences, launches and AGMs to concerts and fashion shows. It is a highly flexible space with a capacity of up to 270 people in theatre style or up to 500 for a reception.

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Paul Woods Joins Marquee AV as Installation Engineer

Marquee AV is pleased to welcome Paul Woods to its installation team. An experienced engineer, Paul has nearly 10 years’ experience installing premium sound and video systems with several integrators, including Prestige Audio and Torpedo Factory Group.

“Marquee AV provides a wide range of technically advanced solutions for many prestigious clients, which gives me with the challenge and variety I enjoy,” said Paul. “They also have a great deal of expertise and a first class team, as part of which I hope to make a valuable contribution.”

MD Mark Brown, added “We happy to have Paul on the team. His standard of work is excellent and he has the experience combined with the cheerful and helpful personality that fits in well with the culture at Marquee AV.”

Marquee AV Awarded Safecontractor Accreditation

Marquee AV, has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. It is particularly relevant to facilities management and retail and leisure sectors, which are big users of contracted services.


Bouillabaisse – Mayfair

Bouillabaisse, the latest restaurant from Kurt Zdesar, brings coastal cuisine with some of the freshest and most sustainable fish and seafood in the UK to London’s Mayfair.

Meeting the customers brief for an aesthetically compatible quality background music system that would create the right ambience, Marquee AV designed the system using Apart loudspeakers and electronics. This not only provided the quality required, but merged well with the crisp, whitewashed-wood interior, designed by Jordan Littler.


Rotunda – Private Dining Room

Meeting the brief set by the venue, Marquee designed and installed integrated multi-zone audio and video systems using the latest state-of-the-art technology, including B&W high fidelity loudspeakers, Biamp audio digital control and networking, Kramer video switching and control and UHD video screens. Users can simply plug in their own source or presentation equipment and the simple user interface configures the room according to their requirements, including radio microphones provided for speeches and presentations.


​Smith & Wollensky, London WC2

Set over two floors, Smith & Wollensky’s in London has three private dining rooms in addition to its main restaurant. To ensure the highest quality audio with discreet aesthetics, Marquee AV designed a multi-zone system based on B&W ceiling loudspeakers with Biamp control and networking. For the private dining rooms, Marquee also installed video with 4K HD screens and satellite reception. The system is flexible in providing the requirements for each zone, yet simple for the staff to operate.  Read More >


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