Having completed numerous projects within the education sector right across South Wales, Vaughan Sound was invited to provide technical solutions for this large scale project by contractors Leadbitter.
With the school designed to offer the best possible learning environment for its students, the team were commissioned to devise and develop a technical scheme that would enhance the brand new facilities and ultimately have a positive impact on education. The proposed solution had to incorporate sound, audio-visual and lighting, in addition to safety systems for inclusion throughout the teaching and leisure wings of the state-of-the-art £29 million new build.
The school, which replaced Hartridge High, holds a BREEAM excellence rating and boasts first-class facilities including a sports hall, drama studios, a fitness suite and lecture theatres that are available to both pupils and the local community.
Vaughan Sound worked extensively at Llanwern High, specifying and supplying solution-led equipment throughout the school. The main hall, which hosts assemblies, productions and events, was equipped with a full range performance package comprising of extensible stage lighting, a quality sound system, drapes and an AV projection scheme. The setup can be utilised for both general teaching purposes and performances, with the flexibility to operate and control applications from the front or rear of the hall.
A similar solution was selected for the drama studios, which received portable lighting rigs, complete with RGB LED par cans and DMX control, audio equipment including cabinet speakers and a pitch-controlled CD player, and stage curtains.
Audio was incorporated within the school's two teaching wings and fitness suites, whilst 70 classrooms were equipped with multimedia facilities, SMART interactive whiteboards and quality projection systems were additionally selected and fitted.
The dining hall and lecture theatres also saw a technical overhaul, whilst a range of audio frequency induction loop systems, commissioned and certified to BS EN 60118-4, were also installed within the school, along with a state-of-the-art digital signage system designed to control and distribute media content to 20 public LCD displays.