System Relocation for the University of the West of England
Shows (top) production control gallery looking left to studio and right to audio control suite; audio control desk at lower left; colouring suite at lower right.
Letchworth, Hertfordshire, UK, 29 September 2023: The University of the West of England, Bristol, also known as UWE Bristol or UWE, began as the Merchant Venturers Navigation School in 1595 alongside the University of Bristol and University of Bath, before receiving its university status in 1992. Based at the Bristol Bower Ashton site, part of City Campus, the UWE provides courses for students seeking creative media experience. Its studio facility houses broadcast-standard production and post-production facilities for film-making, animation and photography.
ATG Danmon was commissioned to relocate much of the media-related infrastructure into a new purpose-designed building. A key element was the need for flexibility in the project's timing. We were able to mobilise a team to deconstruct and remove all the technical furniture and studio infrastructure within the nine days available before the old building was demolished.
Reinstating the system was achieved within four weeks while the new site was still being constructed. This again required very careful management as it was vital that everything be completed by the start of the new term. ATG Danmon also took great care to ensure all equipment was fully protected against dust ingress.
Facilities relocated include a three-camera studio, production control room, sound control room, two Avid Pro Tools audio dubbing suites, two Blackmagic Resolve video grading suites and a Foley area.
Replacement cabling was largely prefabricated at ATG Danmon's Letchworth headquarters to cut down onsite time, using new documentation which was created from UWE's wiring drawings of the former site. Some additional equipment was also provided and integrated, including SDI to HDMI interfaces.
The building is open for use by all students based on the City Campus, including those studying journalism, fine art, illustration and graphic design.
ATG Danmon (www.atgdanmon.co.uk), part of the Danmon Group, is an international systems integrator and a world-class supplier of broadcast systems planning, design, installation and commissioning services. Established in 1993, the company has 30 years of experience working for a wide range of media-related customers including some of the world’s largest television and multimedia networks. ATG Danmon is also active in the educational and corporate sectors. The company has partnered with many clients in the construction of IT-based automated file workflow systems, high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD and UHD. With offices in Asia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the Danmon Group (www.danmon.com) thinks globally and acts locally to support customers with its highly experienced sales and engineering teams.
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