Further to designing and installing an integrated sound system throughout the existing hotel, CGA has returned to Cameron House, to ensure quality AV has been installed throughout their new Ballroom, which is part of the recent extension to the five-star luxury resort, golf club and spa on the banks of Loch Lomond Scotland.
Comprising three distinct areas, which can be used independently or combined in different configurations, the new Ballroom has been added to the hotel as a further large, flexible events space which can deliver hybrid meetings, live music and events.
The challenge CGA had with this project was to ensure continuity from the Main House into the new extension. The AV system needed to flow and operate as one, whilst still reflecting the different needs of the various spaces across both old and new areas, delivering AV flexibility across all.
Within the extension there are three key spaces; Prefunction, Ballroom 1 & Ballroom 2. These areas can be used as three independent spaces or be combined in different ways for maximum flexibility. The integrated AV system designed and installed by CGA supports the requirements for events such as weddings, hybrid meetings and business presentations. Input plates were also installed to support live music and external events company’s requirements if needed.
To ease the transition for staff moving between areas, CGA used the same brands and control infrastructure in the Ballroom as in the Main House and to support these spaces CGA also installed digital signage which is integrated with the hotel booking system.
In the pre-function area, CGA has installed ceiling speakers and a local audio input plate which allows this space to be supplied with audio from either a local device or derived from the existing hotel music sources. A video plate has also been installed which is designed to be used by an operator at the back of the room when running a whole room event.
Here CGA has designed and installed ceiling speakers, a laser video projector in a lift with 7000 ANSI lumens brightness and a 3m wide video projection screen. In addition CGA installed a video camera to enable video for use in hybrid meetings & events, lighting system control and an induction loop to comply with the DDA regulations. There are wall input plates which offer connectivity for a lectern microphone to aid presentations and speeches, line inputs via a 3.5mm jack socket, RCA’s and Balanced line XLR and radio microphones have also been provided. Everything is integrated with other features such as the motorised curtains and all can be controlled from one local touch panel.
Ballroom 2 can be used as the ‘Master Room’ when used as one large ballroom space and the wall control plate installed here by CGA will remain active in any of the chosen room configurations. CGA has designed and installed the AV in Ballroom 2 as in Ballroom 1, but with the addition of a second laser video projector in a lift with 9000 ANSI lumens brightness, a 4m video projection screen and a Solstice wireless, BYOD, BYOM presentation system.
The AV system is supported remotely by CGA for added peace of mind and increased sustainability.
Chris Gunton, Managing Director of CGA commented; ”We understand that each venue uses their AV slightly differently. As we have already designed and installed an integrated sound system throughout the Main House, we were able to reflect the observed ‘styles of usage’ when designing the system for the new Ballroom.”
Andy Roger, Resort Director for Cameron added ”We are really pleased with the AV in the Ballroom, it helps us to deliver the experience our guests expect at Cameron House in this new space, enabling us to effortlessly offer facilities for much larger events and functions.”