In the spring of 2014 a global engineering, project management and construction company undertook a venture to relocate their UK head offices to a new site in North West London.
Cinos were invited to provide an in-depth proposal for the transfer of the audio visual estate from the existing head office to the new location. Working with the client, existing systems were audited to get an accurate picture of their technology and a clear understanding of business needs and future requirements. Once these were ascertained, Cinos were able to advise where a technology refresh was required, and current systems that could be relocated to the new head office.
|By working closely with the IS&T department we have been able to integrate a range of audio visual and control technologies. These technologies better suit our clients’ new working practices and maximises the flexibility of their meeting spaces.|
Technical Pre-Sales Engineer, Cinos
‘Ease of use’ was the principal consideration for the relocation project. Whilst the latest technologies were utilised to meet the bespoke requirements, it was of paramount importance that the user can walk into any one of the rooms and intuitively operate the system.
The new offices consist of nine meeting rooms, a management boardroom and three multifunctional, divisible meeting rooms. Designed for presentations and collaborative purposes these areas utilise a range of audio visual technologies.
The divisible meeting rooms are designed to cater for larger collaborative sessions. Each of these rooms act independently but when required, open up into a larger meeting space, with each of the room systems acting as one coherent solution.
Video conferencing was a key requirement for the new head office. Whilst areas such as the management boardroom contain dedicated systems, it was necessary to provide mobile units to enable any room to host a video conference.
With a number of meeting spaces available it is important these areas are managed effectively to avoid double bookings and interrupted meetings. A room booking system was required to enable the booking of meeting rooms from outside of the room and via integration with third party software.