Westfield London, Hammersmith, London
Westfield London Shopping Centre is the largest inner city shopping mall in Europe. In addition to over 265 shops Westfield Shopping Centre has a wide range of facilities including car parks, concourses, bars, restaurants and a multiplex cinema.
Imperium Integration Ltd were employed to design, install and maintain a networked Voice Alarm system comprising over 20 separate Racks networked together with fire rated Fibre Optic cable.
In conjunction with the Acoustic consultant Imperium designed and manufactured a system based upon Bosch Security’s Praesideo range of Fully digital Voice Alarm equipment. One of the key challenges was to find a range of loudspeakers that would not only provide excellent intelligibility and music performance but also be able to cope with the hugely differing acoustics presented by the stunning interior deign.
The system provides acoustic delay as required on every amplifier channel, as well as every loudspeaker circuit also being provided with digital parametric equalisation to allow for the tailoring of the sound. The system utilises inaudible monitoring by means of end of line devices, which constantly check every loudspeaker line in the centre for open, short and ground fault conditions.
The control and management of such a huge and complex system was made intuitive through the provision of a series of custom created control screens. These control screens provide not only operational data such as zone selection and background music routing but also management data such as fault analysis and location, all through a touch screen interface.
Discipline PA/VA, Integration Software and Pro Sound Value: £1,000,000