Project Location: London
Project Duration: 3 Months
Project Value: £73.8K
Project Lead: Mark JH Allen, Commercial Division Director
- Hitachi CP-X880 Projector
- Sony Speakers for Surround Sound
- Motorised Projection Screen
In the heart of the city, beneath the imposing towers of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, is one of the most prestigious schools in England. Westminster is an ancient school whose beginnings are traced back to the Benedictine monks of 1179. The school’s official foundress was Elizabeth I, who gave the school its royal patronage in 1560. Her father, Henry VIII, personally assured the future of this fine school after the dissolution of the monasteries.
Entering into Dean’s Yard through the ancient stone arches, you are greeted with a green courtyard flanked on four sides by the offices, classrooms and hallways of the main school. In November 2004, this beautiful and historical seat of learning underwent major renovations to update the teaching facilities for the 21st century. The plans were to incorporate the very latest in audio visual technology for the Manoukian music centre and 30 classrooms.
Smartcomm were involved in an ambitious project to transform 2 two buildings into the schools new Music Centre (Manoukian Music Centre) and a teaching block containing 30 classrooms (Deans Yard).