The University of York – which was voted University of the Year at the 2010 Times Higher Education Awards – has established a new theatre, film and TV complex.
HHB has supplied a wealth of audio equipment to the new premises of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, including five Pro Tools HD systems, Euphonix and ICON consoles, and ancillary studio and ENG systems.
The project saw HHB work in close cooperation with technical installation company Wire Broadcast and provide extensive management and support throughout the endeavour.
Representing an investment of around £30 million, the new building includes full TV studio and post-production facilities.
John Mateer, head of film and television production at York, commented: “We have been very satisfied with both HHB and Wire Broadcast. Ours was a complex build, particularly for a university, and complications inevitably arose. Both HHB and Wire worked hard to rectify snags and ensure that the project was delivered on time and on budget. I honestly cannot imagine the process going any more smoothly than it did.”
HHB education sales manager Andrew Hingley added: “The University of York has been a valued client of HHB for more than 20 years. This project has been particularly interesting as the facilities are specified for a wide range of media production from video and film, through to sonic arts and games development. We have an excellent working relationship with Wire Broadcast, and this has helped us find solutions to unusual technical features and efficiently deliver the studio systems.”